How much are you willing to risk?

Recently, we got to wondering…

What do small business owners think are the biggest risks to their business?

Let’s ask them, we thought.  So, we surveyed 1,002 SMB owners across the US.

Turns out financial risk’s their biggest concern at … Read more...

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What type of insurance does a property management company need?

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Claims and suits against property managers are on the rise. Staying out of court is getting harder and defense costs can run to $100,000 or more.

But lawsuits don’t just hurt financially, do they? They damage your reputation. And as … Read more...

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Why landscapers and lawncare contractors need general liability insurance

 landscapers and lawn care contractors need liability insurance

Careful as you are, accidents happen. Say one of your crew accidentally wrecks a customer’s sprinkler system, or destroys a neighbor’s fence? Or a client trips over your power cable and hurts themselves? You could end up facing a lawsuit.… Read more...

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Are you prepared for a six-figure lawsuit?

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Last Spring, Jim Johnson was having sleepless nights.

A client had slapped him with a lawsuit and Jim’s defense costs were piling up. He was scared he’d lose all his savings, his business – even his Read more...

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Top 5 tips on how to make your small business a success

man writingRunning a small business can prove to be an extremely rewarding venture, but success will not happen overnight nor without challenges along the way. Many ambitious entrepreneurs may believe they are able to start a business and start making money … Read more...

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Kickstart your startup – how to write a business plan

At InsuranceBee, we provide insurance coverage to a number of businesses who are just starting out.

As we begin a new year, we chatted to some of the great mentors at SCORE to get some expert advice on how to … Read more...

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Turning your hobby into a micro business – what you need to know

As another new year approaches, many people reflect on the past 12 months and wonder if their current career is right for them. Perhaps they would be happier doing something that they enjoy in their spare time – all of … Read more...

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Avoiding an insurance claim during the holiday rush

retailer_insuranceThe holiday season is a busy time of year for retailers, but being busy comes with an increased risk of insurance claims. If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to prepare for the extra demands that come … Read more...

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Don’t let your business be killed by frightful insurance claims

Halloween insurance claims InsuranceBeeEvery day, small businesses are faced with the opportunity of unfortunate incidents occurring, putting their revenue at risk.

With Halloween fast approaching, we explore some scary scenarios that could result in a claim.

Pet Cemetery

Your client’s building has a … Read more...

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Don’t risk getting cleaned out: download our factsheet

Owning a business in the cleaning and janitorial industry can be challenging.

Clients rely on you and your employees to provide a clean environment for them to live and work in. But because of the nature of the tasks carried … Read more...

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