General Liability Insurance protects your small business against claims of third-party bodily injury and property damage, reputational harm and advertising injury. It covers medical bills, repair costs & legal fees.
Professional Liability Insurance (or E&O Insurance), protects your small business from claims of mistakes, negligence or malpractice made when providing your services that caused somebody financial loss. PLI covers your legal defense costs, damages and settlements.
Equipment Breakdown Insurance protects your equipment from breakdowns caused by motor burnout, power surges, boiler malfunction, and operating error. It covers you for the costs to replace or repair your damaged equipment, and other related expenses.
Business Interruption Insurance protects your small business if impacted by a covered risk. It'll cover the costs in replacing lost income and paying for additional expenditures. Also known as Business Interruption Coverage, this policy is usually part of your BOP (Business Owners Policy).
Why do Craft Businesses need insurance?
When you have a craft business, you take additional risks and assets compared to being employed. Whether a customer trips inside at your booth during a craft show, your equipment malfunctions or is stolen, you'll be responsible for the costs associated with it.
When your craft business has insurance, the insurance will kick in and cover these expenses until it has reached its limits. For just a small monthly fee, your business and personal assets are protected from the many known and unknown incidents.
What risks do Crafters face?
Opening a craft business comes with many risks. Here are some of those:
How much does Crafters Insurance cost?
Every business has unique needs and insurance can differ widely on the level of risks. Typically, an insurance company will determine the type of business you have, the number of employees and the insurance needed before they can give you a quote for your craft business. Without taking these into account, here's the average cost of the most common insurance you need for your business:
What are Craft Businesses 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.