How to Come Up With a Business Description
A business description is where it all starts. The business description provides an important outline into the business, and is useful for identifying points that need addressing in the course of your operation.
How can you make a good business description that is useful for choosing insurance?
It is a known fact among the businessmen of this world that, before you can make a decision or ask advice from an insurance professional, you would need to have information about your business that would form the core of your considerations and would help to narrow down your options significantly.
These information are compiled into what is called a “business description.” It is a rough outline of the nature of your business. Now, your business might be so big or diverse that it might be hard to prepare such a description. The trick lies in outlining, and properly outlining the features and considerations in your business leads to an appropriate advice from your insurance professional.
What Makes Up a Good Business Description?
There are important information that a business description should have in order for it to be useful for choosing business insurance. These items and information are vital for picking the right and needed insurance policy for your business. They are also important for preventing redundancy, or purchasing policies that are otherwise useless to your business in the long run.
In preparing your business description, look carefully into the nature of your business and identify the most important points. These points are:
- An overview of your products/services, and what you use to offer them The first question an insurance professional is going to ask you is, “what is your business all about?” When he says that, he is asking you what you are offering your customers.
- What are the equipment or tools you use? A good business description will always describe what tools and equipment you use to extend your business. If you are into manufacturing, list down each of the equipments and machines that you have in your plants. If you are offering services, what are the service-specific equipment that you have in your headquarters or office?
- How many people make up your labor force? No matter how automated a manufacturing or service company is, there will always be one or two persons responsible for manning and watching the machines. In some companies, these persons are directly responsible for performing functions that are instrumental to the business. They will need insuring as well.
- What are the attributes of the building and the property your office/plant is located on? The property is an important part of the business. There are insurance policies dedicated to the protection of property and, in order for your insurance professional to present you with appropriate choices for your consideration you would need to describe the type of property your business sits on and its many features like your safety and security measures installed.
- Possible risks to the business There are risks that are inherent to your business, aside from the obvious and the natural dangers posed by your employees, equipment and property. Identify and list down these risks, so your insurance professional can advise you on what protection you would need to mitigate these risks before they arrive.