Do e-commerce sellers need insurance?
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by Elizabeth Tela
3d ago
2 minute read   Online shopping is now a norm in Canada. People have grown accustomed to the ease, speed, and security that shopping on the internet offers. In 2022 alone, there were over 27 million e-commerce users in Canada, which accounts for 75 per cent of the Canadian population. These numbers are expected to grow even more by 2025. E-commerce not only makes shopping a whole lot easier, but also makes it incredibly simple to start your own business and sell products to consumers across the country. If you have your own e-commerce business, investing in the right e-commerce insurance ..read more
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Entrepreneur tips and lessons from Toronto Raptors Superfan, Nav Bhatia
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by Zachary Dent
2M ago
3 minute read   Starting a small business can be described in many ways. But for Nav Bhatia, the Canadian businessman who is nicknamed the Raptors Superfan – after attending every home game from 1995 to 2020 – it’s like planting a tree. “When you plant a seed, the fruit doesn’t grow right away. You need to be ready for the process,” he explains. “The problem with a lot of people is they want to see immediate results and sometimes that doesn’t happen.” As the Official Small Business Insurance Partner of the Toronto Raptors, TruShield sat down with Bhatia to learn more about how he started ..read more
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Tips to consider when insuring your business as a newcomer to Canada
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by Elizabeth Tela
5M ago
3 minute read   Canada is built on small businesses and a large portion of new Canadian businesses are started by immigrants. According to an Immigrant Entrepreneurs Research Program study 11.9 per cent of immigrants aged 25 to 69 either owned a private incorporated company or were primarily self-employed. When considering running a business as a newcomer to Canada, it’s important to first understand if you’re legally allowed to own and operate a business in Canada, if the business activity is regulated in Canada, and if it requires a license or certification. The Government of Canada of ..read more
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How you can prevent theft of your tools, materials, and equipment
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by Elizabeth Tela
5M ago
3 minute read   Contractors need the proper tools, materials, and equipment in order to do their job. Unfortunately, these types of tools and heavy equipment can be easy to steal, easy to sell, and have a low recovery rate. They are often shipped out of the province or country within hours of being stolen. The cost of replacing stolen equipment isn’t the only consequence of theft. Delays in completion of a project due to the loss of specific or unique equipment can increase project costs and trigger late penalties. Additionally, the contractor may be held liable under the terms of the re ..read more
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Protecting roofs against high winds
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by Elizabeth Tela
9M ago
3 minute read   Did you know that strong winds can have the strength to blow the roof off your building? Low-pressure areas are more prone to severe windstorms and tornadoes, but property damage from high winds can occur in any geographical area, even if it doesn’t occur often. These weather conditions can produce high winds and rain that can damage your roof, disrupt your business operations, and impact your bottom line. We’ve compiled some best practices to help protect your building against roof damage from high winds. Roof design and construction It’s important to choose the appropri ..read more
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Key tips to prepare your business for wildfires
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by Ellen Brait
10M ago
3 minute read   In 2021, severe weather caused $2.1 billion in insured catastrophic losses in Canada, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). While there are many types of severe weather, wildfires are especially costly. For example, in 2021, there were two wildfires — in Lytton and White Rock Lake, B.C. — with a combined insured loss of $179 million. Most wildfires occur between April and September in Canada, particularly in Canada’s forests and grasslands. An average of 8,000 wildfires a year burn 2.5 million hectares, according to the Canadian Red Cross. It h ..read more
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Key tips on how to tell whether a website is legitimate
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by Elizabeth Tela
1y ago
3 minute read   In today’s day and age, the internet is a great way for businesses to reach their customers, and vice versa. It’s quick, efficient, easy, and allows for a lot more growth opportunities. However, the rise of e-commerce also allows for the rise of cyber crimes and fraud. In 2021 alone, 104,295 Canadians were reported to be victims of fraud. This resulted in a loss of more than $370 million. To protect yourself and your business from fraud, it is extremely important to practice website safety while online. Here are five steps that you and your employees can follow while onli ..read more
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TruShield Insurance launches Small Business Insurance in Quebec
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by Ellen Brait
1y ago
1 minute read   Toronto, ON, April 21 – With an expansion to the Quebec market, TruShield Insurance now protects small businesses across Canada. The launch is a major step in a long-term growth strategy to deliver a best-in-class digital experience to Canadian entrepreneurs. It gives TruShield access to the second largest small business market in the country and the ability to support national partnerships. “At TruShield Insurance, we’re always looking for ways to support Canadian entrepreneurs. Through this expansion, we will offer customers in Quebec the same great coverage and co ..read more
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Contractor fleet and equipment management
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by Linh Phan
1y ago
3 minute read   As a small contracting business, you may think you’re impervious to theft or accidents. Think again. As a business owner, it’s important to evaluate your risks, exposures, and liabilities, especially as things change within the construction industry. Key risks to consider as a contractor managing a fleet and equipment Where you park: If you’re a contractor with a work vehicle that gets taken home at the end of each day, it’s vital that you know the risks you’re exposed to when you park. It is important to park your vehicle in a safe location, especially if you have costly ..read more
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TruShield Insurance and Toronto Raptors Putting Spotlight on Winning Small Business
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by Ellen Brait
1y ago
1 minute read   Toronto, ON, March 14 – Today, TruShield Insurance, the official Small Business Insurance partner of the Toronto Raptors, launched a contest offering Ontario small businesses the chance to be spotlighted at a Raptors game. The winner of the contest will receive an advertising package to promote their business at a regular season game. To enter, business owners need to explain what winning would do for their business. They can submit their story through the Raptors app or website. “TruShield Insurance is excited to be giving back to Ontario entrepreneurs in our second year ..read more
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