Small to medium enterprises are critical to Australia’s economic growth and prosperity.
Let’s look at some numbers. A whopping 1.2 million SMEs across the nation employ more than five million people. That’s almost 65 per cent of our country’s workforce, which makes SMEs the largest employer in Australia. And as one of the fastest growing sectors of the Australian economy, SMEs represent more than 96 per cent of business and 33 per cent of GDP.
It’s hard to argue with numbers – SMEs are, without doubt, the engine room of our economy.
As an SME business owner you’ve worked hard to build your business and that business needs to be protected. Having the right insurance is vital. You wouldn’t dream of doing your own legal work or carrying out your own medical tests. So why is insurance any different? You need to protect what’s important to you and the value of using an insurance broker to help you do this shouldn’t be underestimated.
While it might seem faster and easier to buy an off-the-shelf insurance solution, can you really be sure that you’re selecting the right coverage for your specific needs? The range of insurance options on the market can be overwhelming, and the time you spend sifting through products and policies could be far better spent working on your business.
This is where a specialist SME insurance broker can help. When it comes to selecting the right insurance, they do all the hard work for you and work out the best option for your SME.
Insurance brokers are qualified experts. The knowledge, insights and practical experience a specialist SME insurance broker provides means you can be confident that your business is properly protected. By taking the time to understand and assess your risk, they can give you true professional advice. They deliver a personalised service, reviewing all the available options and tailoring cover to suit your risk.
And your insurance broker is always on your side. They’re your partner in business and will advocate for your needs at all times, including when you make a claim; the calming hand they provide can help make a difficult time less stressful.
Don’t forget, having the wrong insurance could be a recipe for disaster. If your coverage isn’t adequate, it could lead to your business having to close its doors. Don’t take the risk. Talk to a specialist SME insurance broker and make sure your business is protected.
Emjay Insurance Brokers is the SME insurance broker of choice for the SME Association of Australia and are ideally placed to help you with all your insurance and risk requirements. Contact us today to discuss your needs on (02) 9796 0400.