Whether you’re a full-time entrepreneur or just starting out as a side hustler, you need to protect your home-based business. The key question is: how? The answer is simple: with business insurance. But there are many different types of business insurance policies, and each one serves a specific purpose in protecting your business. In this article, we’ll cover the most important types of coverage that every entrepreneur should consider investing in to secure their home-based operation.
Business insurance is a type of coverage that’s different from personal insurance. It covers the property and equipment used in your business, as well as legal liability if someone gets hurt on your property or if your employees injure someone else while working at your company.
Businesses need more than just basic liability protection–they also require coverage against other risks, such as business interruption and employee dishonesty.
If you’re starting up a new home-based business, here are some common types of business insurance:
- Property damage: This protects against losses due to fire or other disasters (for example, if an electrical fire starts in your office). It may also include coverage for theft by employees or contractors who work on site; vandalism; storm/hurricane damage; flood damage related to storm/hurricane events; earthquake damage related to seismic activity occurring within specific regions around the globe (such as California); smoke damage caused by fires inside buildings where there are no sprinkler systems installed yet installed within 90 days after purchase date; explosion caused by chemical reaction between two different chemicals stored together without sufficient ventilation space between containers during storage period before use date
Liability insurance is a type of coverage that protects you in the event of a lawsuit. It protects your personal assets, such as your home or car, from lawsuits filed by third parties. Liability insurance is required by law in most states and typically isn’t expensive–around $150 per year for most small businesses.
Liability insurance covers the cost of legal fees if someone were to sue you over something related to your business (like if they were injured while walking through your store). If this happens and they win their case against you, then liability coverage will pay for their damages (such as medical bills) up until the limit established by the policyholder when purchasing their policy; afterwards, anything above that amount falls on them instead!
Business Interruption Insurance
Business interruption insurance is a coverage that protects your business in the event of a disaster. It pays for lost profits and revenue if your place of business is damaged by fire, flood or other covered events.
If you run an online store or have an office space out of your home, this type of policy may be worth looking into. For example: If there’s an earthquake and it causes damage to your storefront or office building–or even if it just makes people too scared to come near the area–this type of coverage could help pay for expenses related to keeping things running while repairs are being made (like renting another work space).
Property and Equipment Coverage
Property and equipment coverage is a must for any business. It’s important because it covers the cost of replacing your equipment in the event that it gets damaged or stolen.
Property and equipment coverage includes:
- Business property–the physical items you use to operate your business, such as computers and furniture
- Business income–money lost when an event interrupts your ability to conduct normal operations (for example, if you have a fire at home that damages your computer)
Property and Equipment Coverage Limits: You can choose how much insurance you want based on what your business needs are. For example, if you’re running a hair salon out of your home but don’t own many tools or expensive machines like blow dryers or flat irons then maybe $50,000 would be enough for this type of coverage; however if you were running an auto repair shop where every tool is vital then perhaps $200k would be more appropriate for something like this scenario instead! Be sure though not too overdo it either…you don’t want too much since premiums will increase significantly once limits go beyond $250K-$300K range.”
You need multiple types of insurance to protect your home-based business.
- Business insurance. This covers the cost of replacing or repairing property, equipment and inventory if it’s damaged or stolen. It also helps cover costs incurred from lawsuits if someone sues you for damages related to the operation of your business (such as claims for personal injury).
- Liability insurance. This protects against claims made by third parties who are injured while on your premises or by someone else who was injured on your premises, such as clients visiting for an appointment with one of your employees at home; even if they were not invited guests but still somehow got into an accident while visiting–for example, falling down stairs because they were drunk–and then tried suing both yourself and that employee individually after becoming upset with how poorly things went during that visit!
As you can see, there are many types of insurance that your home-based business needs. You may not need all of them and some may overlap, but it’s important to know what coverage is available so that you can make informed decisions about what type of policy would work best for your needs.