Playing It Safe: Why Insurance Is A Business’ Best Friend

Two focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. Insurance is not only a key pillar in life, but it is also a key component of your business. It can be the difference in your business succeeding or failing. The following contributed post is entitled, Playing It Safe: Why Insurance Is A Business’ Best Friend.

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We’ve all heard the expression, “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst,” right? Well in business this means taking out insurance policies as protection against potential risks – which brings us right back around to this blog post’s focus on this unsung hero of entrepreneurship: insurance! Get ready – here comes risk-free growth in business!

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Protect That Cash Flow

Money makes the business world go around, and nothing throws a monkey wrench in its wheels like unexpected expenses. From natural disasters and lawsuits, to broken equipment costs and broken trucking accidents causing casualties – insurance is there to provide relief in such instances. Did trucking accidents cause casualties? That’s what insurance is for. The office floods and ruins all the new computers? Insurance can help with that too.

Save Yourself Some Stress

Business emergencies can be very stressful experiences. But knowing your operations are insured will relieve at least some of your tension during an already chaotic situation. Insurance protects against sudden financial strain so you can focus on getting back up and running more easily – so if you’re looking for some added peace and quiet (who doesn’t?!), consider purchasing at least one policy today!

Plan for the Future

Insurance can be seen as an investment for the future of your business. It serves as a safety net that gives your financial protection in case of disaster and can make your company more desirable when selling it as having insurance can make even the riskier company attractive to potential buyers.

Give Your Employees Peace of Mind

Your employees are an essential asset to your business. Without workers’ compensation insurance in place to offer protection and provide peace of mind to them during a working day, their focus may suffer significantly. Workers’ comp insurance will allow your team members to rest easy knowing you have their backs – giving everyone some relief at nighttime!

Trust Me, Your Customers Will Thank You

When things go awry in business, the last thing you want is for customers to bear the cost. By having appropriate insurance in place, customers know any issues will be taken care of without incurring extra expenses; making it win-win for both of you!

Attracting Big Fish

Do you want to partner with larger businesses or clients? Many will require that you have insurance before even taking a meeting – meaning not only does insurance protect but it opens doors!

Avoid Legal Complications

Insurance can often be more than a smart choice: It may also be legally mandated. Liability and workers’ compensation insurance are both required in many areas by law, making compliance an invaluable way to avoid unnecessary legal trouble – just think of all those awkward courtroom scenes!

Conclusion: It’s a No-Brainer, Really

While insurance may appear like just another expense for businesses, it should actually be treated as an essential tool. Insurance protects cash flow, offers employee peace of mind, helps present you as credible to customers and attracts larger clientele. So don’t wait: get insured now so your business can flourish safely!

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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