Understand Business Insurance for Small Business

Understand Business Insurance for Small Business

Many small business owners rely upon their personal insurance to cover their small business. This is, especially true, of home business owners. However personal insurance is not designed to cover a business, and if you do need to make a claim, you may find yourself under insured, or even uninsured!

For instance, your home property insurance may have a limit of a few thousand dollars for the contents of your home. If you have computers, other business machines, or especially, business records, a loss can be much larger. It would be tragic to have an accident or damage to your home that also destroyed your business assets, and then to find that you cannot make a claim to cover your business loss.

Another common example is for auto insurance. If you bought a personal insurance policy several years ago, you may not remember the mileage or use you claimed. If you claimed that your mini van was only used for errands and soccer games, and then had an accident while using that vehicle to transport business supplies, the insurance company may have a reason to deny the claim!

Many small business owners even allow employees to use their personal cars for business. But if an employee is involved in an accident while doing your business, can you rely upon their auto insurance to cover it? This is a risk you probably do not want to take.

Now you may be able to go back and adjust your personal auto insurance policy to include