Before You Get BOP Insurance: Taking a Business Inventory

Businessman taking a business inventory in a warehouse.Once a business goes from ideas on paper to business cards or from hobby to storefront, it’s time to invest in a BOP – Business Owners Policy. And one of the most important parts of that coverage? Insuring your business’s property. Furnishings, computers, and specialized equipment can all add up, and a disaster such as fire, theft, or flood can end your business without coverage. And one of the most important parts of getting the right BOP is taking a business inventory. [Read more…]

Protecting Your Construction Site from Theft

A residential construction sight featuring the frame of a house and a close up of a chiselWith warmer weather on the horizon, construction projects are underway once again. However, these job sites can quickly become targets for thieves, especially considering the current high price of construction materials. Anything that can be sold for cash – such as building materials, equipment, trailers, and construction vehicles – are at risk. Developing a site security plan can help your crew mitigate the risks of trespassing, theft, and vandalism of your job site. Let’s review some tips for protecting your construction site from theft. [Read more…]

What are Ghost Kitchens and Their Insurance Requirements?

A line of cooking stations arranged in a ghost kitchenDining out is more about eating in as a result of the pandemic. In the past few years, restaurant owners and kitchen staff have been seeking opportunities to generate income in a restaurant industry devastated by COVID-19. Ghost kitchens are the latest trend to help aspiring restauranteurs – as well as established restaurants – participate in the market while minimizing the risk of contracting COVID. Let’s discuss the new phenomenon of ghost kitchens and the insurance requirements of those that use them. [Read more…]

How to Strengthen Your Fleet Safety Program

The nose of a white delivery truck on the left side of the picture, with a parking lot and a fleet of blue and green long-haul trucks in the background.If you’re a company that uses a fleet to conduct its business – whether it be for delivery or a service like waste management – you likely know how costly an accident or personal injury can be. If you don’t take the necessary precautions when it comes to your drivers and company vehicles, you’re putting your employees’ and business’s welfare at risk. That’s why it’s essential to foster a safe working environment by specifically designing a safety program for your fleet. Let’s review some must-have elements to strengthen your fleet safety program to protect yourself against liability from accidents. [Read more…]

Commercial Liability Insurance: Bodily Injury vs. Personal Injury

The inside of a store with a caution wet floor sign positioned next to a mop bucket.As a business owner, you likely don’t spend much time contemplating the legal difference between bodily injury and personal injury, but understanding these terms can help you better protect your business. Defining these technical terms can help you determine new safety policies and procedures and whether you require more in-depth liability coverage. Although commercial general liability insurance covers both bodily injury and personal injury claims, knowing the difference between the two helps you better prevent incidents and legal action. [Read more…]

Tips for Controlling Your Small Business Insurance Costs

A small business restaurant owner working on expenses on a tablet in front of a wall full of spices, glasses, and other ingredients.As a business owner, it’s not only your responsibility to ensure your company is generating income but also that you’re receiving the most in return for your spending. That’s why it’s important to review your business insurance to make sure you’re not overspending on excessive or minimal coverage. To determine whether you’re enrolled in the best policies for your needs, let’s review some tips for controlling your small business insurance costs. [Read more…]