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SWBC's BusinessHub blog is a one-stop resource for business owners and company decision makers.

 

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Flood Insurance: A Must Have for Every Business

How much can your business stand to lose? It's not a happy thought, but unfortunately, that's the question you must ask yourself when deciding on insurance coverage.

According to the National Flood Insurance Program, at least 25% of businesses that close after disasters like floods never open their doors again. The average commercial flood claim stands at $89,000, an amount that can cripple or bankrupt a small business1. Given that flooding is the #1 U.S. hazard, and floods occur in all U.S. states, floods are a serious threat to your business and livelihood. And since business insurance policies do not cover damage from flooding, a separate flood insurance policy is necessary to protect the cost of your building, equipment, inventory, and supplies.

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Protecting Your Rental Property with Landlord Insurance

As time passes and our lives change, the insurance coverage we need changes as well. As an example, let's say you get a new job in another state. Instead of selling your home, you decide to keep the house and rent it out, as you've seen a number of your neighbors do. You think your home's value is protected by your existing homeowners policy, and it doesn't occur to you that your insurance coverage needs have changed with your move. But, in this scenario, like any change in circumstance, you must review and adjust your coverage to protect you from the new exposure and liabilities you face as a landlord.

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Four Hair-Raising Facts about Commercial Insurance Losses

If you are a moviegoer, chances are you have seen a blockbuster disaster film. For decades, the popularity of the disaster movie genre has enjoyed successful box office draw, with moviegoers sitting at the edge of their seats in anticipation.

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Proactively Reviewing Your Commercial Insurance can Save You Thousands

Regardless of industry or the size of your business, as your business grows, so do your liabilities. And, not being able to recover from an unforeseen event can cost you thousands of dollars.

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Commercial Insurance 101: Understand the Insurance Needs of Your Business

While there are a multitude of business-insurance related products out in the marketplace, not all of them will make sense for your business. 

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