Business protection is a crucial element in a company’s financial future, but how many have cover in place?
You may have covered the tangible assets in your business, but have you protected the most important asset; the people who contribute directly to your bottom line?
If the answer is no, you could be putting your business at risk. After all, if you lost a key employee, this could impact the day-to-day running of the business, it could hit profits and create problems repaying an outstanding business loan.
Research by Legal & General in their State of the Nation’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) report has found:
52% of businesses would cease trading in under a year if a key person became critically ill or died
47% of shareholders have no arrangements for their shares if they became critically ill or died
51% of businesses have some form of business debt of an average of £175,000
Safeguarding your business
Business protection insurance can help mitigate some of the risks. There are three main types of business protection:
- Key Person Insurance – provides a lump sum to the business on the death of an important member of the business.
- Shareholder Protection Insurance – provides a lump sum that will allow remaining shareholders to buy the shares of a deceased shareholder.
- Business Loan Protection – provides a lump sum to help a business pay any outstanding business loans.
Business Protection Insurance is designed to keep your trading. That’s why making sure you have the right protection in place should be considered a vital part of running a business.
If you are one of the 54% of SME that doesn’t have a relationship with a financial adviser talk to us! As professional financial advisers, we can help you realise any risks you may and provide protection for the future of your business.