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Starting and operating a business involves taking risks. Despite careful planning and hard work, unexpected events can still occur, posing potential threats to your business operations, assets and financial stability. Business insurance offers protection against various risks and safeguards your business from potential financial losses.

Determining the specific insurance coverage your business needs can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be.

Factors to Consider When Choosing Business Insurance Coverage a man sitting at a table in front of a laptop

Consider the following tips to determine the types of coverage your business needs:

  • Identify your risks. The first step in determining your business insurance needs is to identify the risks your business may face. Consider the nature of your industry, the specific activities you engage in and the assets involved. Common risks include property damage, liability claims, employee injuries, natural disasters, data breaches and theft. Conduct a thorough risk assessment to clarify potential threats to your business.
  • Evaluate legal requirements. Research the legal requirements for insurance coverage in your industry and geographical location. Depending on your business type and location, types of insurance, such as workers’ compensation and commercial auto insurance, may be required. Ensure compliance with any legal obligations, as failure may result in penalties or legal issues.
  • Analyze your business assets. Take stock of your business assets, including physical property, equipment, inventory and intellectual property. Determine the value and importance of these assets to your business operations. Consider how their loss or damage would impact your ability to operate and recover. Property insurance, business interruption insurance and equipment breakdown coverage are some policies that should be considered to protect your assets.
  • Evaluate liability exposure. Liability claims have the potential to cause significant financial harm to a business. Evaluate the potential liability exposures your business faces. This includes considering risks related to customer or third-party injuries, product liability, professional errors or omissions, and advertising or libel claims. General liability insurance, professional liability insurance (also known as errors and omissions insurance) and product liability insurance are policies that can address these risks.
  • Review any contractual liability. Your business may have contracts with vendors or clients, and these may include indemnification language. Understanding any liability assessed to your business and then managing this risk through insurance and risk management will be essential.

Business Insurance in Wilmington, IL

Contact Oak Knoll Insurance to discuss your business insurance needs. We can help tailor a policy to your specific operations.


This blog is intended for informational and educational use only. It is not exhaustive and should not be construed as legal advice. Please contact your insurance professional for further information.

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