Small business owners tend to be born optimists with little inclination to think about what could go wrong. That’s why it pays to have an insurance broker in your corner to safeguard what you’ve worked for. Paul Harrison’s family-owned shoe shop in Sydney’s Neutral Bay has operated out of various … [Read more...] about Why small businesses use an insurance broker
It can take just moments for fire, flood or thieves to wipe out years of hard work, asset accumulation and stock. But it can be months before you realise the full extent of the damage – and even longer to recover - if you don't have a detailed and up-to-date inventory list encompassing business … [Read more...] about How to create and maintain an SMB inventory list
The UK's Grenfell Tower disaster has had widespread implications for professionals in Australia's construction industry. Here's how to help protect yourself if you're a contractor who's worked on any Australian building project. The UK Grenfell Tower disaster claimed the lives of 72 people on 14 … [Read more...] about How to protect your business against non-compliant cladding
Sydney's violent hailstorm, which has left millions of dollars of damage in its wake, is a crucial reminder of how important it is to protect yourself against potentially crippling damage to your business. The incident, declared a 'catastrophe’ by the Insurance Council of Australia, led to more … [Read more...] about Lessons learned from Sydney’s ‘catastrophic’ storm
Extreme weather conditions are increasing around the world, and Australia is no exception. Experts predict this summer will, again, be one of the hottest on record, with severe bushfires, storms and floods all set to increase. In the absence of the vast resources of larger organisations, there is … [Read more...] about Why your business needs an extreme weather action plan
When you’re ready to push your home business from the nest and into a shopfront, it’s an exciting time. It can also expose you to a whole new world of risk that could cripple your fledgling business before it can soar. Running a business from home is one thing, but taking the leap to a shopfront … [Read more...] about 5 tips for insuring a shopfront
Hiring a contractor or sub-contractor is often appealing to time-poor, cash-strapped small business owners. One big reason is that they take care of their own insurance (as opposed to the business owner having to provide coverage for them, as is the case with employees). But what if things aren’t … [Read more...] about Insurance and contractors: have you got it covered?
Business owners are required to navigate the complex world of workplace safety. Here’s some things you need to know to ensure your business is compliant. Injury in the workplace Illness or injury in the workplace is more common than you might think. No matter what industry you’re in, it’s an area … [Read more...] about Workers’ compensation is everyone’s business