After struggling for years with an incredibly expensive insurance plan, I realized that there had to be something that I could do to make things right. I started shopping around for a business that could help me to make things right, and I was able to find an insurance policy that fit well with my budget and my lifestyle. The premiums were low and the coverage was great, which is almost unheard of these days. This blog is all about choosing incredible insurance coverage for you and your family, so that you can enjoy a happier, healthier life. Check out this blog for more information.
Before you open up a new retail store, you are going to want to make sure that you have the right type of insurance to back up your investments and protect your new business. Here are a few of the top types of insurance you'll want to secure before opening up a retail store.
#1 Income Coverage
The first type of insurance coverage you are going to want to secure is income coverage. Income coverage would ensure that you have a proper flow of income, based on past earnings, if your business would even need to be closed and rebuilt for a specific period of time due to a covered insurance event.
For example, if your business caught on fire, your income coverage would provide you with the same flow of income that you normally make during the period of time while your store is being rebuilt and you are out of business. This will help you stay afloat and rebuild, and provide an income to yourself and your employees, following a covered insurance event.
#2 Property Coverage
Second, you are going to want to make sure that the property that you are working on is property insured. Business property insurance is similar to homeowner's insurance. It covers the physical structure that your business is located in.
For example, if you were to experience a flood at your business location, property coverage would pay for the cost to repair your building. Or if someone were to break into your store and destroy equipment, business property insurance would pay to replace the damaged equipment.
#3 Liability Coverage
Third, you should always have liability coverage with any type of business that you have set up. This type of coverage protects you against outside personal injury claims that could arise due to something that happens on the premise of your store.
For example, if someone were to eat something at your store that made them sick and sue you for damages, your liability coverage would protect you. Or if someone where to get hurt while at your store, your liability coverage would provide you with a legal defense and pay any medical costs or settlements, up to your coverage limit, that arose because of an incident with a customer.
#4 Crime Insurance
Finally, you may want to look into business crime insurance. It is a sad fact that a lot of retail theft is actually from employees, not customers. With business crime insurance, you protect your business against any theft that occurs due to employee, such as an employee stealing money or inventory from your business.
Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list, and depending on the specifics of your business structure and operations, there may be additional types of insurance that you will want to purchase before opening up for business. Be sure to talk to an experienced business insurance agent to make sure that all of your needs are coverage via your insurance.Share
6 June 2017