All businesses face risks, but small businesses, which comprise about 99% of all businesses, are at even more risk. As much as 45% of small businesses won’t survive for 5 years. That is daunting, to say the least, but you don’t have to be one of those businesses. Commercial insurance can help protect your business from many of the bad things that can threaten it. At South Carolina Federal Insurance Solutions, we will find and explain the available insurance options for your business.
If you have commercial property insurance and your business is damaged by a covered peril, you will be able to rebuild. Even if you just rent, it will help you to replace or repair all the things you need to do business. Depending on the type of business you have, it could be machinery, inventory, raw materials, tools, office furniture, electronics, and more. Without insurance, you would have to close your doors, maybe forever.
If you have commercial liability insurance, you will be able to survive legal action against you. One in three small businesses is involved in legal action every year, which makes your chance of being sued pretty good. It can bankrupt your business to have to pay a settlement and legal fees if you don’t have insurance.
Commercial business interruption insurance means the difference between being able to pay your bills and not being able to pay if your business has to close temporarily for a covered reason. It can help to pay rent and utilities, employee salaries, and even your salary. Without this important insurance, you might have to close your doors forever.
Workers Compensation coverage can pay medical bills and lost wages for an injured employee. While the state of S.C. does not require Workers Compensation coverage until you have four employees (which can include volunteers and uninsured sub-contractors), your liability for their injuries on the job begins the date of their first hire.
Cyber liability insurance can protect your business from data breaches and other cyber security issues with a number of coverage options. It can cover costs from business disruption, lost revenue, legal fees, forensic analysis, public relations, and mandated notification expenses.
Contact Insurance Solutions to discuss what commercial insurance products will work best for you. Give us a call or stop by one of our offices in Charleston, Columbia, or Seneca for a no-obligation quote.