Insurance Cover For Your Small Business

Small-Business Insurance

Small-Business Insurance

As a small business owner, the last thing you want, is to take all the risk in your business when you can transfer a risk by way of insurance.

In Nigeria today, it is common for businesses in general not to get any form of insurance cover, because they do not believe they can afford the coverage, and when something happens, they cry to the state or local government for help.

Some Of The Risks Your Business Should Be Protected By Insurance.

Insurance On Your Building:
This is very important, especially if you own the building you use for business. But if the building is rented or leased, this is the responsibility of your landlord.

Insurance On Properties:
This is the most important coverage, this is insuring all personally acquired items in your building, e.g Table, Air conditions, Equipments etc… You should insure them on the risk which is most likely in your location, which could be either flood, fire or theft.

Motor Vehicle Insurance:
When you use your personal car for your business to aid movement, it is important to take this cover as not doing so may cripple your business to some extent.

Health Insurance:
This is also important because we all know health is wealth, but this totally depends on the kind of business you are into, e.g if you are into selling cloths or bags this may not be necessary.

Insurance On Employees:
In a small business it is unlikely you would have so much employees, but if you to there are different types of covers under this package you could want to use.

Not having the appropriate insurance cover for your small business, is a recipe for disaster which can permanently shut down your business. But at the end of the day, safety if your responsibility

Small Business Start-Up: Cash Management

Cash management

Cash management

As a young business owner, it is important for you to monitor how every penny in your business is spent, because this could be the difference between the success and failure of your business. If you intend to progress into a big shot in the world of business, you need to always be conscious of every thing you do with money that involves your business.

Starting up a business is a very risky thing so you will want to keep the initial investment as minimal as possible, just in case it doesn’t work out.

First thing first, when starting up a business, try and separate your personal account from the account you plan to use for business transactions, or better still, if you don’t have one, open a new one and put your capital in there. Now make sure any time you need to do something involving cash for your business, you withdraw from the business account.

Keep an eye on that account and make sure the money going out isn’t ALWAYS more than what goes back in.

Before you inject more cash into your business, You need to ensure that there is a consistent demand for your service.

It Won’t always be easy; You may start off red hot, making lots of initial profit, but as you continue and acquire new tools that should make work easier for you, then you might start to encounter strange bills, Your enemy isn’t at work, this is normal, all businesses experience ups and downs from time to time.

No matter how fast the money is coming back in, you still do not know it all when it comes to business, take advice from a financial or business advisor who can advise you on the sort of things you should invest your businesses money in.

Always invest in quality, don’t compromise quality for quantity. Buy in bulk, this would save you lots of money.

Make clever deals with your cash; don’t always purchase from one seller, mix it up, Get plenty of quotes from range of suppliers, find the best product for the price and see if you can haggle them down!

Family and Friends could help; instead of rushing into employing workers, initially, you would want to contact family members and friends to come assist you at their spare time, this would go a long way in reducing your the cost of operation.

Always have this at the back of your mind, Every profitable business can fail if cash flow is not managed properly.