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All business owners understand that there are always risks associated in running a business, and that it’s always advisable to have some form of financial protection. A business’s success is based on its profits and income; money being the life-force behind any company. OF course, knowing which threats to protect yourself against is also crucial.

With this in mind, here’s a rundown of some of the more important forms of insurance. If any of these seem like something that could benefit your company, don’t forget you’re not without options. Always look for the right business insurance quotes and deals, to get a cost-effective solution that caters to your business’s specific needs.

Liability

Liability comes in many forms, but the end result is usually the same. Liability is when someone else sues the company for something that happened. If the company is deemed responsible, then compensation is usually required. The costs here should be obvious, so the ability to protect yourself with liability should make perfect sense.

Such insurance often comes in two forms, to reflect two different areas of liability. Public liability insurance is where members of the public, such as customers, make claims. The other, employer’s liability, is a legal requirement. As the name suggests, this covers you against any claims your own employees might make, such as if they feel you aren’t meeting your legal requirement and obligations as an employer. This includes various areas, such as personal injury, health and safety or the correct working environment.

Van insurance

It can be surprising just how many small businesses have a heavy use for the humble van. Self-employed people use it to store tools and materials, as well as transport. Other businesses use them to import and export goods. As such, whole areas of any business can come to a standstill if the van is in trouble.

As such, it should be of no surprise to know there is dedicated van insurance, for both private and commercial, available. Of course, anything that is important to your success, which has potentially high costs (such as a van) should be insured where possible. Like liability, this is an area that can cause great damage when it unexpectedly occurs, so the right protection will help soften the financial blow.

2 Comments

  1. Kyron says:

    Hi Valentine, I wasn’t aware of these types of insurances. It is very much obvious because they are not much promoted or highlighted. It is only the common ones like home, car, property and life insurance which steal the limelight. Thanks a lot for sharing this post.

  2. In France, where from I am, certain professional insurances are compulsory, in particular the responsibilities which cover your responsibility in case of damage caused in others.

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