As the owner of an SME, protecting your business and your employees is absolutely essential. Having the right kind of risk management practices in place, and making sure that you have the business insurance you need is key.
It can be tricky to figure out the kind of cover you need – who has the time to sift through all of that information? That’s where a knowledgeable insurance broker comes in. Here are just some of the ways that your SME will benefit from working with an insurance professional.
1. You get a positive claims experience
Because small business owners often try to navigate their insurance policies themselves, they aren’t always across what they’re covered for and what they’re not. That makes it tricky when it comes to claim time because there may end up being costs they can’t recoup.
Having a dedicated broker on hand takes away all of that stress – they’ll know straight away what you can claim for and will advocate for you, dealing with the entire process so you don’t have to.
2. You get someone in your corner
Some SME owners are hesitant to work with brokers because they don’t want to deal with the expected hard sell, but that’s not what it’s about. A good insurance broker is one who takes a collaborative approach and will do what’s right for you and your business.
They’ll work with you to discuss your business risks and will help you figure out where you definitely need cover, and where you might feel comfortable to manage the risk yourself. You’ll have someone to bounce ideas off, and someone in your corner if things go pear-shaped.
3. You understand how your cover works
Many SME owners like to have an understanding of everything that goes on in their business. Instead of trying to decipher the jargon and fine print typically found in insurance policies yourself, a broker can talk you through it in a way that makes sense.
An insurance broker has already done all of the hard yards – their job is to know all of the ins and outs of the different insurance products and they’ll be more than happy to explain to you how it all works!
4. You always have the best cover for your needs
Once you’ve got insurance for your business in place, it can be easy to take a set and forget approach. But things change, and as your business grows and expands, the cover you started with might not be so appropriate anymore.
To prevent you from having more cover than you need, or not having enough cover if the worst happens, your broker will touch base with you regularly to make sure your business is still protected.
Thinking about working with an insurance broker but not sure where to start? Let’s chat! We can see if we’re a good match for your business needs and get your cover sorted ASAP.