Why You Must Consider Business Insurance

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In our age of ‘no win no fee’ law firms and agencies, it is imperative that you take the time to select the correct business insurance cover for your industry.

Having the correct and comprehensive insurance cover you require is possibly one of the most important aspects you will have to consider.

Having your business insured means that you have your business covered against any disasters or unforeseen circumstances and potentially any lawsuits or claims that may arise in the future.

Business insurance may seem redundant or a waste of money to many people; they may consider not bothering to pay monthly premiums when they start a business, thinking “why pay extra expenses?”

While it may seem a waste of valuable startup capital best spent on other, more profitable aspects of the business, when you really look closely, you can see what an essential part of your business it really is.

Take into consideration all the factors that could have a negative effect on your business.

Consider, for example, if an employee or customer, sues you for injury or loss; who would cover the cost of legal expenses and compensation?

How would you manage the extra expenses incurred and would your business be able to survive the financial impact?

Another scenario: what would you do if, unfortunately, you happened to suffer damage to your business holdings; your office, your shop, your premises, property, or indeed any tools or equipment? How would you manage if damage was caused by a disaster such as fire, earthquake, flood etc?

Could you carry your business on forward in the same way as you were before the disaster?

How long could it take you to recover from the financial loss?

You need a guarantee to rely on so that you can run your business smoothly and without any concern whatsoever of your business coming to a stop in case a disaster strikes.

That’s where the right kind of business insurance for your business is important. In the first place, it presents you as a respectable business that cares for the health and safety of its staff.  It is also a credential that creates a positive image of your company.

While the chances of your business being struck by a disaster such as a fire or a flood may seem too thin, but when you take into consideration the actual disruption they may cause to the flow of your work you can see the importance of risk cover.

It is important to choose the right type of insurer for your business. For example, if you are in the motor trade business – you earn your living by selling, buying, repairing cars or are in some way related to the car business – you need to choose a specialist insurance service provider. An example of a specialist motor trade insurance cover provider in the UK is Much Motor Trade Insurance.
Another example of specialist insurance cover is the manufacturing insurance offered by Northern Counties Insurance. Their expertise in the manufacturing industry insurance cover takes care of the individual needs of businesses from the production line to the transit of products.


Whatever business you are in, it is essential that you seek professional advice from an insurance agent or broker, who can guide you through the maze of business insurance and will be able to seek a competitive quote.

Make sure you have the right kind of insurance policy and ensure your business is protected against any unforeseen circumstances, specific to your niche or industry.

Written by Caroline Baxter
Caroline Baxter is a serial Entrepreneur, Business Start Up Coach, and recent bestselling author on Amazon. Having started her first business aged 24, she now has multiple businesses in property, the motor trade and online and offline business consultancy. Caroline is now starting a series of live training events to support entrepreneurs looking to plan launch and grow their business