Human error is a key reason why data breaches occur. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) first annual report on the notifiable data breaches (NDB) scheme shows it received 964 notifications from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, a 712% increase on the previous voluntary … [Read more...] about Report highlights cyber risks magnitude
I was reviewing a long-term clients renewal the other day and as it was time to approach alternative insurer markets on their behalf, I obtained updated information about the client’s situation and sent the quote request details out. Due to my clients occupation, I had a few declines back quickly … [Read more...] about Know the client. Know the policy.
Small business owners tend to be born optimists with little inclination to think about what could go wrong. That’s why it pays to have an insurance broker in your corner to safeguard what you’ve worked for. Paul Harrison’s family-owned shoe shop in Sydney’s Neutral Bay has operated out of various … [Read more...] about Why small businesses use an insurance broker
It can take just moments for fire, flood or thieves to wipe out years of hard work, asset accumulation and stock. But it can be months before you realise the full extent of the damage – and even longer to recover - if you don't have a detailed and up-to-date inventory list encompassing business … [Read more...] about How to create and maintain an SMB inventory list
Extreme weather conditions are increasing around the world, and Australia is no exception. Experts predict this summer will, again, be one of the hottest on record, with severe bushfires, storms and floods all set to increase. In the absence of the vast resources of larger organisations, there is … [Read more...] about Why your business needs an extreme weather action plan
More expensive premiums, higher excesses and narrower coverage are set to become an insurance reality for many Australian businesses. Here’s how SMB's can prepare for a hardening market. Australian businesses have benefited from a soft insurance market for some years now, but it's time to prepare … [Read more...] about How to reduce your business insurance costs
Few things are more devastating in business than thinking you're covered for a loss only to find out your insurer has rejected your claim. Here’s how to appeal that decision. Just because you've received bad news, doesn't mean you should give up. There are a number of avenues for appealing … [Read more...] about Four steps to appeal a rejected insurance claim
When you’re ready to push your home business from the nest and into a shopfront, it’s an exciting time. It can also expose you to a whole new world of risk that could cripple your fledgling business before it can soar. Running a business from home is one thing, but taking the leap to a shopfront … [Read more...] about 5 tips for insuring a shopfront