Small Business Articles
There are many risks in business offices. A visitor slips on a wet floor and injures their back. An old microwave oven shorts out and causes a fire that damages a breakroom. An employee backs a company car into another vehicle in a parking lot. Any of these incidents, and many others, can result in you being found liable for monetary damages.
Any business can become the target of a lawsuit from someone who feels the company injured them in some way—physically or financially. However, there are steps you can take to protect your business and minimize the risk of a small business lawsuit. You can also prevent serious financial harm to your company by having the right small business protection through insurance.
Operating any type of business involves risk or liability. Fortunately, there is small business insurance that can protect you from the financial impact of those risks. Two of the many types of coverage available are professional liability insurance (also called errors and omissions or E&O insurance) and general liability insurance. When it comes to general liability versus professional liability, it can be difficult to know which type of coverage you need.
A hold harmless agreement, which is sometimes called a hold harmless letter, is a “release of liability” clause, typically in a contract, that indemnifies and protects one party from the financial consequences of damage or injuries caused by another party. One party agrees not to sue the other, and also to pay the costs that the party might incur for certain events.
Cyber liability insurance—which biBERK sells conveniently as an add-on to a general liability, professional liability, or business owners policy (BOP)—protects your business from the financial repercussions of a cyberattack if someone steals sensitive information and commits fraud, or there is reason to believe that they might.
We want you to make well-informed decisions about your insurance needs. Learn from answers to the questions most frequently asked by business owners.