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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Top 10 risks for plumbers

April 24, 2020
Even with the best safety planning, working as a plumber comes with plenty of risks. Accidents do happen (that’s partly what commercial insurance is there for), but the best way to avoid them is to be aware of the potential dangers you face in the first place.

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Petrol and diesel car ban explained

April 20, 2020
Do you have questions about what the ban means to you? Here we explain the petrol and diesel car ban in more detail and how that might affect your motor trade insurance coverage in the future.

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Building contractors’ top risks in 2020

April 15, 2020
Every project comes with an element of risk. Whether that project involves building a shopping centre, constructing a bridge, or renovating a listed property, there is always going to be some kind of risk involved in getting the job done.

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Common driving mistakes all fleet drivers make

April 14, 2020
Even the best drivers can have off-days. All it takes is a buzzing phone on the seat next to you, poor road signage, or a sudden change in the weather conditions for a driver’s attention to be diverted away from the road. And as we know, it only takes a split second for an accident to happen.

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How to create the best test drive experience for your customers

April 6, 2020
Perhaps you haven’t given the test drive experience much thought before? There’s more to it than just handing over the keys, you know…
So, let’s look at the ways you can optimise your test drive experience and rise above the competition.

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7 cybercrime stats every business owner should read

April 6, 2020
Cyberattacks are more common than many businesses realise and the threat posed by hackers is growing year on year. With 98% of UK businesses now dependent on online services, being forced offline for any period of time can prove extremely costly.

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Which cars are most likely to fail their first MOT?

April 6, 2020
A new car is more likely to pass its MOT first time than an older vehicle, right? It sounds like a logical assumption, but it’s not always the case.

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9 common nursing home hazards

February 11, 2020
This is a guide for anyone working in a health and social care capacity to understand those potential risks and suggest ways to reduce them.

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Food safety tips for pubs

February 10, 2020
As far as culinary errors go, poor food hygiene in a pub that serves food is surely one of the worst. Whether you are serving traditional pub grub or offering customers more of a gastropub experience, the kitchen is at the heart of your business so it needs to operate efficiently and profitably.

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Are click-to-buy schemes the future of buying cars?

February 4, 2020
There was a time when buying and selling a car was simple. Customers would head down to their local car dealership, have a look at the cars on the forecourt, take one for a test drive, and (if they liked it) buy it. Easy.

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7 beauty salon risks

January 30, 2020
The primary goal of any beauty salon is to offer customers a sanctuary from which to escape the realities of daily life. This is a place to pamper and be pampered, where beauty salon owners can make their customers feel truly special and clients can take some time out.

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What is Small Business Saturday?

January 28, 2020
You’ll have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with all their special deals and offers (sometimes not as special as you think). But have you heard of Small Business Saturday?

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5 ways to engage with your customers

January 20, 2020
Here are five ways you can better engage with your customer base (without being annoying) and get your motor trade business on the road to success.

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Electrical safety – what are landlords responsible for?

January 16, 2020
Landlords are responsible for electrical safety in their properties, but there can be confusion surrounding landlords’ obligations in this area.

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How to use Instagram for your hotel marketing

January 14, 2020
Hotels and Instagram go hand in hand. The visual social media platform is one of the best ways to showcase everything your hotel has to offer, with millions of active users just a click away.

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How to deal with rogue customers

January 13, 2020
The media loves a rogue trader story – from doorstep scammers to botch-job builders, we’ve heard them all. But what about the rogue customers stories? Why don’t we hear more of them?

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What is an accidental landlord?

January 10, 2020
Not every landlord planned to manage a property. Some homeowners find themselves with no other option but to rent their home because they are struggling to sell it.

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How to employ an apprentice

January 9, 2020
By taking on an apprentice, you'll be doing yourself, your community and your sector a favour. And with government funding and support, the process should be neither as complicated nor as costly as you might think. Read on for our guide to taking on an apprentice and why you should make sure that all your employees and their work are properly covered by commercial insurance.

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What are the top risks in a vehicle repair workshop?

January 8, 2020
We all know that certain jobs are riskier than others. Firefighters, police officers, tree surgeons or high-rise window cleaners may be among the first professions that spring to mind – not a vehicle repair technician. 

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10 things electricians should know about asbestos

January 6, 2020
Working as an electrician means exposing yourself to a number of risks. There’s always going to be an element of risk when dealing with electricity, but there are ways to manage those risks. However, one potentially life-threatening issue that might not be so apparent on the job is asbestos exposure.

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Common office risks for your employees

December 18, 2019
Accidents happen and, if you don’t have cover, you could be liable if an employee gets hurt. Insurance Choice understands that your business is your livelihood. 

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7 reasons SUVs are so popular

December 16, 2019
The success of any motor trade business depends on a number of factors – from the quality of the customer service, to the location of the dealership and how easy the business can be found on the internet. But perhaps the biggest consideration should be the vehicles themselves. Ultimately, success depends on selling what today’s drivers want to buy, at a price that’s right.

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