What Insurance Do You Need for Small Businesses?


Starting and operating a business is an unpredictable journey laden with many hazards. While your passion and hard work can drive your business towards success, unexpected events can threaten its stability.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), just like large corporations, need to protect themselves from potential financial disasters. This guide introduces coverage types for small businesses to protect their organisations.

Public Liability Insurance

Public Liability cover is often the foundation of a small business's insurances. It provides cover for your legal liability to pay compensation including legal costs for death or bodily injury, or damage to the property of third parties arising in the course of your business activities. This type of insurance is crucial for small businesses.

Property Insurance

If your business owns or rents a physical space, then Property Insurance is a must. It covers damage or loss of your business property because of events like fire, theft, vandalism, or natural disaster. Without property insurance, it can be hard to recover and keep going after a substantial financial setback.

Professional Indemnity

Also referred to as Errors and Omissions insurance, Professional Indemnity insurance is essential for service-based businesses and consultants. It protects against claims of negligence, mistakes, or failure to deliver on promised services. This type of insurance can protect you should a client file a lawsuit alleging professional misconduct.

Employers’ liability

If you have employees in your organisation, this insurance is typically mandatory. This is for employers to protect their business from lawsuits by employees for workplace injuries or deaths. ABI states that failing to have the right employee liability cover can result in a fine of £2,500 per day.

Business Interruption

Business interruption helps cover loss of income and operating expenses when your business is forced to shut down due to a covered event. It acts as a financial support, allowing you to pay bills and maintain your business until you can restart operations. The aim of this cover is to help you get back to the position you were in prior to the claim.

Cyber Liability

Protecting your business from cyber threats is crucial, especially in the digital age we are in. Cyber liability helps cover costs associated with data breaches, cyberattacks, and the recovery of lost data. This type of insurance can save your business from significant financial losses and damage to reputation.

Ensure that you have coverage

Small businesses face a multitude of risks, from accidents on their premises to cyberattacks and legal disputes. To protect your investment and ensure the long-term success of your venture, it's crucial to invest in the right insurance cover. Contact us today to speak to an expert broker…

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