If you own or manage a small business, odds are you are operating with limited resources. It is probably a good bet you don’t have your own IT team, aren’t operating with a staff lawyer and may not even have your own full-time bookkeeper. You could probably benefit from the help of someone with advertising and marketing experience, in loss prevention and even security. You can benefit from experts in your area with the right approach and an open mind.
Advertising and Marketing
Contact your local newspaper or radio stations and let them know you are looking for help in coming up with marketing ideas. Many media companies will even create “speculative” ads for clients for free, just to demonstrate their capability. Of course, they will try to sell you on their particular media, but at the very least you will learn more about marketing and your local media, and may even come away with some valuable ideas. There also may be help available from the Marketing and Advertising classes at local colleges who may be in search of real life projects in which to get involved.
Many businesses can benefit from upgrading their security, and security companies often provide free assessments to show where you may be vulnerable. You could probably benefit from this knowledge, even if you don’t buy their “system”. Some insurance companies offer discounts for installing a security system should you decide to proceed with it.
Industry experts estimate that about 44% of all small businesses are operating without business insurance. These businesses are at risk to lose their business to vandalism, a natural disaster or even a simple slip and fall. Some may feel they can’t afford it, others may not know how at risk they are. Most simply don’t fully understand its value and how affordable small business plans can be. No cost, no obligation expert help may just be a phone call away when you connect with one of our professional, independent business insurance professionals.
We can discuss your business, your goals and your risks. We can help design a business insurance plan to fit your business. Best of all, we can reach out to our network of insurance companies to get quotes for you.
If you are part of the 44%, we can help. If you already have business insurance, we can provide a review and price quote to ensure you are getting your best value. Contact us today.