What Craft Businesses Are All About:
Businesses in this industry manufacture toys, jewelry, and instruments. Establishments may specialize in the production of items such as autophones, banjos, guitars, balls, checkerboards, children’s go-carts or dolls. Some establishments will specialize in the engraving, chasing, etching, polishing, or faceting of jewelry and drilling, sawing and peeling of cultured and custom pearls.
What type of insurance does this industry need?
- This policy protects your business in case of third party claims, such as bodily injury or property damage. For example, the common "slip-and-fall" claim would be covered by your General Liability policy. General Liability insurance is often considered to be the core coverage, particularly for businesses that regularly physically interact with customers or sell physical goods. In addition, many businesses have a contract, like a loan or a lease, requiring that they have this coverage.
- This policy protects the business's physical assets and is appropriate whether you own or lease your space. Keep in mind that this policy will only offer protection in the case of covered events. If you need protection for certain scenarios, such as floods or earthquakes, you may need additional coverage. If you have a mortgage or a lease, you may be required to have property insurance. Even if you are not, this is the best way to protect the building you are in and the business property you have in case of a natural disaster or some other accident.