No matter how happy we might be with our current job, there’s always the wish to be our own boss. It’s human nature to want to take matters into our own hands and take orders from ourselves only, but then again as simple as it might seem, there are many things to take care of starting from setting up a business plan, investments, production, the employees, the customers and the market. Then again, there’s also the possibility of risks and failures, and the decision on how to best protect your business interests right from the very beginning which is why you should consider relying on the help of professionals.
An insurance broker agent is such a professional whose job is to find the best solution to insure your business, contacting numerous insurance companies and specialist agencies to find the best insurance rate for you, carry out business transaction with insurance carriers through a direct method, and give you the advice you need on how to steer your business in the right direction, away from potential risks and exposures. It’s interesting to note, although brokers are in contact with companies, they don’t represent a certain one but work and advocate for you, the client, taking the time to look into your business to get a better notion of the activities and then create the packaged insurance solutions that are specific for the individual needs of your business.
You may consider going for a cheaper option through direct insurance with a company, however paying cheaper leaves a higher cost when you don’t get the proper coverage and end up in dire straits – remember cheaper doesn’t mean better, especially when it comes to ensuring the future success of your business. Although an insurance broker agent doesn’t represent a single company, working specifically for it, he or she follows the same legislation as insurers do in the province they operate.
The need for insurance goes a long way in history, from the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi from the 1750s BC by which merchants, who received loans to ensure their shipment, were expected to pay a sum ensuring the lender’s guarantee in case of shipment loss, Ancient Persia’s monarchs being given gifts in return for insurance of various groups, the insurance contracts of Genoa in the 14th century, to modern insurance policies. You may think of it as an expense that your company can’t deal with at the moment, but the price you’d pay for the risks you can be exposed to is much greater than hiring brokers, so much so that it can cost you your business.