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By Dawn Kraus

There are a variety of different insurance policies that your small business may need. Finding the right type of insurance at the right price is essential for the success of your company. Below are some simple tips that will help you get the best insurance for your business.

Do's
  • Bring your insurance agent into your startup process so that you have policies in place right from the beginning.
  • Compare coverage. Find out what prices are available for your specific needs.
  • Investigate joining an association. There are a variety of discounts available.
  • You may need more than just one type of insurance, so consider using an insurance agent who can handle all your insurance needs. You can usually get a discount if you get your insurance policies in one complete package.
  • Remember to increase all your insurance coverage as your business grows.
  • When considering insurance policies, you should include commercial umbrella coverage.
  • Your Business Property Insurance should be broad enough to cover every eventuality.
  • If you have tenants, include tenant improvements in your property insurance policy.
  • Although an additional expense, consider purchasing health insurance. Health Insurance is a great tool for recruiting and keeping good employees.
  • For companies with employees, think about carrying employment practices liability insurance.


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Dawn Kraus has been working with small businesses and not-for-profit organizations since she graduated Johnson and Wales University in 1994.
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