Do you need retail business insurance?
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by Zachary Dent
1w ago
3 minute read   Running a retail business takes more than financial management skills. It requires a mix of passion and hard work — and usually a lot of long hours. It can be incredibly rewarding, but it also comes with risk, whether you manage a physical store, run an online business, or work out of your home. To stay competitive, you need to understand the needs of your customers, market your business, manage store inventory, and turn a profit — all while continually striving to provide excellent customer service (sometimes over multiple channels). But no matter what type of business y ..read more
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How insurance can help mitigate risks faced by professional service providers
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by Elizabeth Tela
1w ago
3 minute read   Professional service providers, from legal consultants to IT professionals, navigate a landscape brimming with potential risks that can have significant implications for one’s business. Whether it’s the threat of a data breach, the repercussions of a professional error, or the fallout from unforeseen circumstances like damage to property, the stakes are high. This reality underscores the critical need for a robust risk management strategy, with professional services insurance playing a pivotal role. With the right insurance coverage, you can protect yourself against finan ..read more
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Do I need business insurance if I work from home?
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by Elizabeth Tela
1w ago
3 minute read   If you’re running a business from home, you’re probably wondering whether you need business insurance or not. While it’s true that working from home eliminates some of the risks that come with traditional office spaces, your standard home insurance policy may not cover the common risks that business owners can encounter. For instance, your standard home insurance policy may not cover damage or theft of business inventory or equipment. The worst part? If your home insurance provider is unaware of your business, they might not even cover the damages to your home in the even ..read more
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Why you should consider consultant insurance
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by Elizabeth Tela
2w ago
4 minute read   If you consult for a living, your clients rely on you for advice and expertise. Whether you work independently or lead a consulting team, your job comes with a lot of upsides, such as the ability to set your own hours and work on diverse projects. But along with those upsides comes a number of risks. No matter which kind of advice you provide — whether you’re an IT consultant, career consultant, management consultant, or another type of consultant — you’re selling your expertise. So, if a client fails to see the results they expect, you could find yourself embroiled in a ..read more
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TruShield Insurance collaborates with Visa to help address cybersecurity risks facing small businesses
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by Elizabeth Tela
2w ago
1 minute read   Toronto, February 13, 2024 – TruShield Insurance, Canada’s first direct-to-consumer small business insurance provider, is proud to announce their new collaboration with Visa, a leader in digital payments. The collaboration gives eligible Visa business cardholders access to TruShield’s commercial insurance policies at a preferred rate and aims to help ensure their customers are more aware of cybersecurity threats and protected against them. A study conducted by TruShield Insurance with Leger in November 2022 found that 46 per cent of small businesses believed they faced li ..read more
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Roadside emergency kit tips
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by TruShield Insurance
2w ago
2 minute read   Hazardous weather conditions can often lead to a higher chance of weather related vehicle crashes. Adverse weather can also be responsible for an increase in road closures and response time of emergency vehicles. Whether you’re operating a personal vehicle, or your employees are driving company cars, being prepared is crucial. A simple way to improve preparedness is by having an easily accessible emergency roadside kit stored in your trunk. What’s in an emergency roadside kit? The basics Your emergency roadside kit can be as basic or extensive as you like. If you’re unsur ..read more
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How small businesses can minimize the risk of freeze damage
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by Elizabeth Tela
1M ago
3 minute read   As the season of tornadoes and wildfires has now ended, small business owners must turn their attention to a new set of risks – ranging from blizzards and snowsqualls to ice storms, freezing rain, and cold snaps. While winter storms often make the headlines, even a minor incident, like accidentally leaving a window open during fluctuating temperatures, can cause extensive damage to a building or property. For example, if water inside a pipe freezes, the ice can expand and put pressure on the pipe, causing it to crack or burst. And that can result in costly repairs and bus ..read more
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Protecting your business property from crime
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by TruShield Insurance
2M ago
2 minute read   Protecting your business property from crime means you have to be proactive! Preventative measures can be good loss prevention planning with relatively simple deterrents. For example, the use of fences, doors and other security features can make a difference when it comes to thieves, burglars and vandals. And each related enhancement contributes to your overall sense of security. Methods of protecting your business property Beyond the chain-link fence Chain-link fences can be enhanced by introducing extended line posts, additional braces, rails and tension wires, an ..read more
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Winter maintenance: How to keep your small business safe from the worst of winter weather
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by Elizabeth Tela
3M ago
4 minute read   As any Canadian knows first-hand, winters in the Great White North are some of the harshest in the world. From extreme cold, to heavy snowfall, high winds, freezing rain, sleet, blizzards and ice storms, Canadians have to be ready for whatever Mother Nature throws our way. But if you own or lease your own small business, it also means you need to protect your personnel and your property. An icy walkway could lead to a slip-and-fall injury, or an ice jam on the roof could lead to costly water damage. As a business owner, do you know what your responsibilities are — and wha ..read more
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Insurance terms and what they really mean
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by Isabella Italiano
3M ago
3 minute read   Navigating the world of insurance can be complicated, especially when you’re unfamiliar with the terminology. However, it’s important that you know the specifics of your coverage, when it applies, and what steps you need to take in the unfortunate event of a loss or claim. But insurance terms can be confusing, and you can run into trouble when you don’t fully comprehend what a word or phrase is describing. That’s why we’ve simplified the most common insurance terms to help you confidently navigate your policy and make more informed insurance decisions. So, whether you’re ..read more
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