The Best Way To Save Money On Small Business Insurance

Article by David Mayer

Most economists prefer talking about the big picture of a nation’s financial health. I see the tens of thousands of sole traders and small operations that tick over in local neighborhoods, satisfying community needs and keeping local economies alive. The good news? A recent survey shows local entrepreneurs live longer and have better lives than the people who work for others. Yes, there can be more stress when times are hard, but most have a better work-life balance, finding comfort and support in the family. So what is it that these local business owners are doing?

Conventional wisdom says business is all about profit. Let’s not get sentimental about providing employment to local people, or keeping businesses alive to serve local needs. Let’s just look at the costs of paying those you employ, the utilities that supply you, the rent or mortgage on the premises you occupy, and so on. All of these feed into the ever-important bottom line. Because your customers have less disposable income, sales for goods and services have been falling. This puts a squeeze on and the only way to stay in profit is to cut costs. If we head down into a recession, cuts are not just an option. Survival forces them. Except there are compensations. Running a business gives you access to discounts and potential tax savings on all major goods and services. So owners can often subsidise their lifestyles within the current trading and tax systems. Even if you cannot get access to discounts individually, joining trade associations and the local chamber of commerce often brings significant savings. Once businesses pool their buying power, suppliers usually offer better terms.

Small operations have been most affected in the business insurance market. Premiums have been rising more rapidly than inflation, putting ever more pressure on the smaller operations. The reasons? Let’s just say there’s a vicious circle. As more find the premiums unaffordable and drop out, the cost of the risk must be divided among the remaining policy holders. That’s where the buying strength of an association or chamber of commerce comes in. The more businesses pool the risk with the same insurance carrier, the lower the premiums. So, when it comes to small business insurance, there’s strength in numbers and, if real savings are to be made, collective action is best — an irony we need not talk about too loudly in these days of capitalism. The other advantage is the avoidance of commission payments to agents. If owners stay independent and seek the best deals through an agent, they pay for the advice and the full premium. Collective negotiation directly with the carrier produces savings on premiums and cuts out the payment to the “middleman”.

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 Commercial Business Insurance Of course the insurance is very different from making profit or sustaining loss, and it should be realized by business owner. Providing time and energy to compare some policies may save great amount of money in business. The market grows slowly nowadays and it makes the rates of economy insurance decreased to gain market shares. The following points will reduce your premium: 1) Around three months by the time of renewal date, you have to gather your policies and take time to compare different insurance brokers. Being loyal to your broker is not the wrong way, but you are suggested to compare at least two agents every year. 2) When you use one commercial insurance company for some different policies, you may get advantage in the form of multi-policy discount. As a result you may make great saving. (after comparing different companies) 3) It is suggested to ask the insurance agents whether they represent more than one commercial insurance company when you choose independent agents. The agents should be the representative of some insurance companies so that you may be free to choose the appropriate quotes. 4) You should have the appointment with the agent to describe the exact needs of your company in various situations (providing your current policy in the declaration pages is not enough). The payment to insurance company is only for things that you need and it is a great mistake to pay anything you dont
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