Starting a business can cost you tens of thousands of dollars, especially if you want to conduct your business on a commercial property. It’s a significant investment that involves a lot of time and money, and just like your home, you want to protect what you have worked hard to establish. The purpose of commercial property insurance is to protect your investment from certain financial losses.
This type of insurance covers you against financial losses to a commercial building and the contents within the building where you conduct your business. In certain cases, if you conduct your business out of your home, your homeowner’s insurance policy will cover you from financial losses if damage occurs in your home. Be sure to check with your insurance agent to see which type of property insurance would be appropriate for you if you run your business out of your home.
You can receive financial compensation through your insurance policy if your building is damaged during certain events. These events include natural disasters, fire, vandalism, and theft. This type of insurance also provides coverage for losses to your inventory, equipment, fencing, landscaping, exterior signs, and other valuable assets. You can have this type of insurance if you own or lease the building where you conduct your business. Keep in mind that this type of insurance typically does not provide liability coverage. You will have to get a separate insurance policy for liability coverage.
There are many different types of businesses, which means there is are no standard rates for this type of insurance. When you talk to your insurance agent, they will look at a variety of factors to determine the rate you will pay for your insurance policy. Some of these factors include:
• The size of your business
• The location of your business
• The age and construction of the building your business is in
• The type of protective safeguards that are used in the building
Be sure to work with an insurance agent who can answer your questions and help you to understand the type of affordable insurance that is available to you.