As a business owner there are a myriad of issues you need to consider to ensure your business succeeds. Everything from branding to pricing, websites to social media and funding. However, one aspect that is often overlooked is insurances.
There are so many types yet a single catastrophic event like a fire or flood could wipe out an entire business. The Melbourne floods are a classic example and they also serve as a warning for business owners. Too many business owners in the start-up phase look to cut corners and insure the bare minimum. As the business grows they fail to recognise the need for increased coverage or additional forms of insurance. For example, stock levels rise or they re-locate from a home based operation into a shop, factory or warehouse. A rise in debt levels can also trigger a review of insurances.
Our strategic alliance with a leading group of insurance brokers means we can provide you with quotes on a full range of insurances including:
- Income Protection
- Commercial - Professional Indemnity
- Office Contents
- Retail - Public Liability, Shop, Stock & Glass
- Trauma Cover
- House & Contents
- Motor Vehicle
- Term Life
Statistics suggest the average Australian worker will earn more than $2 million in their 40-year working life. With these facts in mind have you ever considered what would happen to you and your family if you were sick or injured and unable to earn that money?
Insurance industry statistics tell us that every working Australian has a one in three chance of becoming disabled for more than three months before turning age 65. While employees may be entitled to a limited amount of sick pay from their employer, workers’ compensation only covers you for work related injuries, a small percentage of the causes of disability. An income protection policy on the other hand, will pay you up to 75% of your income (salary plus super and any other benefits) allowing you to maintain your lifestyle and keep paying your mortgage and other debts.
Income Protection insurance is a vital link in providing you and your family with a regular income stream during times of illness or injury. Contact us today on how we can assist you assess and obtain Income Protection insurance.
No one likes to think about the worst case scenario but every day in Australia 220 people are diagnosed with some form of cancer and over 36,000 Australians die from cancer each year.
Statistics tell us that serious illness does not discriminate based on age or gender and the reality is that most Australians are under insured or not insured at all. When considering life insurance the most important question is, can you afford to live without it? No matter what stage of life you are at, most people have financial commitments and you can be insured against death, injury or illness with policies including:
- Death cover (term life) pays a lump sum to your dependents if you die unexpectedly (cover often ceases once you turn 65)
- Total & Permanent Disablement (TPD) pays a lump sum if you suffer an illness or injury that permanently prevents you from working (e.g. Losing both hands)
Trauma cover pays a lump sum if you suffer any range of specified illnesses such as heart attack, stroke or cancer.
If you're a committed and ambitious business owner looking to accelerate your business success we invite you to book a FREE, one hour introductory consultation to discuss your business needs. You'll get practical business, tax, marketing and financial advice designed to help you build your business and grow your wealth. To book a time, contact us today on (03) 9575 3800 or complete your details in the box at the top of this page.