So what is protecting your business in the event of a mishap, natural or otherwise?
You have, hopefully, already arranged insurance to cover property and contents damage, but have you considered the losses that you could incur from an interruption to your business operations. Flood, fire, hurricane!!! - attention needs to be brought to this slightly anonymous business risk - whatever the weather.
If a disruption occurs, big or small, is your business prepared?
Basically, the idea of Business Interruption Insurance is to replace any loss of income and to put the business into the same financial position had the loss not occured. It is our professional opinion that over 80% of businesses in the UK do not have adequate cover in this field, a statistic that is not only scary but could be potentially catastrophic for some unlucky, unassuming business owners. There are a number of key decisions to make when considering your levels of cover under Business Interruption.
It is also important to consider the possibility that an incident could occur on the last day of your cover (lets say 30th June this year). If you had a 24 month Indemnity Period, you would need to look at your business forecasts and calculate what your Insured Profit will be for the years 2012 and 2013 as you would hate to leave yourself out of pocket by not accounting for business growth in the two years that you have covered.
This may come accross as a tedious subject, but i feel you will agree that it is one that is worth some further deliberation as it could have serious detrimental effects to you and your business.
By the way, the answer to number 1 is - Yes . . . oh and sleep safe!
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Having worked for over 10 years in the Hospitality and Catering Trade, I am able to bring a fresh outlook on how customer service can effect how our, family run, Insurance Brokers operates.