Today the majority of business enterprises that are up and running are not huge multi conglomerates or big homes having turnover running into billions of dollars. Most of the companies are small enterprises run by individuals with a few employees and a small turnover. The entrepreneurs are busy running their business successfully and always are on the look out for ways and avenues to increase the sales and profitability and see that the business moves to the next high level. So most of the small business owners do not have the time to think of the need for business insurance for their organization and in fact many of them feel it is a total waste of precious resources of a small organization.
This is indeed a wrong way of looking at things because a business big or small is not about a few individuals making and selling some products. It is about having many things working together under one platform. Here, it is very necessary for each organization big or small to have a comprehensive business owners' policy or BOP. Having it will ensure that some of the most common areas of concern while running a business are taken care of. Usually a good BOP will have the following things covered under one single comprehensive policy. However, it is left to the individual to go for the policy that suits his or her organization the best.
Property insurance which can form part of the overall BOP usually includes insurance of buildings, equipment and inventory of the organization. Many people are under the wrong notification that having a personal house owner's policy is enough for an organization. This is because house owner's policy usually covers only the personal belongings of the individual and therefore additional policies to take care of business buildings, properties and stocks and other things must be carefully considered and implemented. When someone runs a business, there is a possibility of it getting interrupted due to reasons beyond the control of the organization. This may create a lot of problems and financial damage to organization which can be remedied with the help of a good business interruption policy.
Apart from the above, there are some other very commonly availed insurance policies such as crime insurance policy, accident and casualty insurance policy, crime insurance policy, liability protection policy, etc. Which policy should be taken by which organization depends on the nature of business of that organization? Apart from some policies which are common to almost all the companies, there could be some special and unique requirements for which also insurance policies are available with many business insurance companies.