How to stay safe while working in other people’s homes

February 16, 2021
For electricians, plumbers and the like, working often means going to other people’s homes. If you fit into the category of ‘in-home workers’, it’s important you understand the steps required to minimise the risk of you – or one of your employees – catching or spreading the virus.

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What are NHS QR posters for the hospitality industry?

February 15, 2021
With threats to force venues to close again there’s never been a more important time for everyone to play their part. One way is to display NHS QR posters in your venues to help stop the virus spreading. Read on to find out all you need to know about this important health information signage.

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Motability: pros and cons for dealers

January 22, 2021
Should your dealership take part in the Motability scheme? The government programme enables people with a disability to use their state benefits to lease a vehicle. What are the pros and cons for your business and how could it impact your motor trade insurance?

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Top construction site risks and how to avoid them

January 18, 2021
What are the most common risks on a construction site, what can you do to avoid them, and how can commercial insurance help when things go wrong?

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How to promote your gym business after lockdown

January 8, 2021
It’s fair to say that gyms have a lot on their plate to promote their facilities in the new normal. In this article, we offer up our advice on how to adjust accordingly to build a thriving business despite everything going on – and how having the right commercial insurance can help you do that.

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8 ways hotels will change after COVID-19

December 16, 2020
The hospitality industry has had to adapt to the new normal more than most or face never truly recovering from this unprecedented event. An event which has seen hotels in the UK forced to shut down for a period of months – unheard of before this all started back in December 2019.

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5 hidden risks for motor trade businesses

December 8, 2020
Motor trade insurance can protect against not just obvious risks but also those you might not even be aware of. Read our guide to these hidden risks so you can protect yourself, your staff and customers – forewarned is forearmed after all.

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How to reduce risk in unoccupied business premises

November 25, 2020
Even though restrictions have been lifted, many employees continue to do their jobs from the comfort of their own homes. But, when it comes to office buildings or commercial premises, the risk is still there – even though the people are not.

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10 ways to add value to your second home

November 5, 2020
Second homes are a smart way to have your cake and eat it – enjoying your own private bolthole while also gaining in value over time. Improving your property can also be a win-win, making it a nicer place to be while also boosting market value or rental potential.

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Cyber risks for manufacturers

October 14, 2020
As manufacturing processes become increasingly digitised, the sector faces a growing threat of cyberattacks. So what are the risks and how could cyber criminals exploit weakness in your systems? What action can you take to protect your business, from implementing security patches to taking out commercial insurance?

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Major renovation projects that will transform your home

October 2, 2020
Many of us have been spending a lot more time at home due to lockdown. Lots of people have also found themselves with more spare time as a result of being furloughed, having their hours reduced or not having to commute to and from the office. If you’re one of these people, you might have turned your attention to your humble abode and what you can do to make it better!

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How do you get rid of an empty house smell?

October 1, 2020
The good news is that there are many simple tricks for getting rid of that nasty empty house smell. Before we begin, though, it’s important to make sure that your unoccupied home is protected.

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How to market your hair and beauty business online

September 23, 2020
According to the hair and beauty trade body NHBF there are an estimated 43,000 hair and beauty businesses in the UK. Each one of these is at the very heart of its local community. Offering a much-needed space for friends to talk and unwind and get some well-deserved pampering. While these salons have higher business survival rates, compared to other sectors, many of them are small businesses and during turbulent times come under threat.

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What are the key features in commercial insurance?

September 10, 2020
From ice cream parlours to hair salons and garage repair shops, running your own business and being your own boss is a dream come true for many. However, with the rewards come challenges. One of which is choosing the right type of commercial insurance needed to protect yourself, your business and your employees. After all, as with businesses themselves, there’s no one-size-fits-all policy.

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Health and safety issues for hairdressers

September 9, 2020
A hair salon is a business that handles water, chemicals, electrical appliances, blades and cutting machines. What’s more, they’re open to members of the public. There are lots of health and safety issues to consider in a hair salon or barbershop, so let’s look at the main risks.

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What’s the difference between sole traders and self-employed?

September 9, 2020
Stepping out on your own can be thrilling and financially rewarding, but the risks are also higher. Commercial insurance is essential to ensure you don’t lose out if something happens that could be covered by insurance.

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What is accidental damage?

July 30, 2020
As a landlord, it doesn’t matter how many properties you have in your portfolio, you want to make sure every single one is protected. After all, each property – whether a single occupancy house or apartment, HMO or commercial building – represents a significant and valuable asset.

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How to make guests feel welcome at your holiday home

July 29, 2020
Your holiday home should be exactly that – a home-from-home for happy holidaymakers. The more welcome they feel, the more likely they are to return year after year and recommend your holiday home to their friends.

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What are food hygiene ratings?

July 24, 2020
If you’re a food business, the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme should be a big deal. With more than two thirds (68%) of consumers choosing where they will buy food from based on a venue’s food hygiene rating, getting a high score is clearly a major factor in building a successful business.

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How to promote your car dealership with social media

July 22, 2020
Social media can be much more than just an online marketplace for your vehicles. It allows you to converse with your customers and showcase your company in creative, engaging ways.

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7 car valeting hazards to avoid

July 22, 2020
It’s the stuff of nightmares – a customer trusts you with their beloved car and it ends up with a big scratch while in your care. No valet wants to have to explain that one to the owner or pay to sort out the damage.

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Should you allow dogs at your holiday home?

July 6, 2020
Allowing dogs to stay in your holiday home can be a real marketing advantage, widening your accommodation to more people. On the other hand, dogs bring mud, smells, and hair with them and they can cause damage and hassle.

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Are you ready to re-open for business?

July 2, 2020
Here at Insurance Choice, we’ve been keeping a close eye on government guidelines in anticipation of the gradual easing of lockdown. As most of England anticipate the opening of pubs and restaurants again on Saturday (4th July), we’ve prepared some top tips for ensuring your business is safe to re-open when you choose.

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Is your business underinsured?

May 13, 2020
If a building or business has been undervalued, the cost to the business owner can be enormous. If there is any difference in the valuation figure and the actual cost of repairs, it’s often up to the owner to make up the shortfall. Money that most business owners will not have lying around.

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What is D&O insurance?

April 28, 2020
As a senior manager, your mistakes can have costly consequences. There’s the potential to hurt employees, customers, shareholders, investors and other third parties.

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