Does my child need insurance to start a lawn care business?
It may seem like overkill to insure your child’s lawn care business. After all, it’s going to be such a small company. And it’s only for the summer. What could possibly go wrong?
Turns out, a lot. And having the right insurance could save the day.
It’s unlikely that your homeowner’s policy will cover your child’s business, since most policies cap their business coverage at $25,000, but it’s always good to ask. If you need to purchase additional insurance, here are 3 types of coverage to discuss with your insurance professional.
General liability. What if a client trips on tools your child left on the path? What if your child breaks a window or damages the sprinkler system? This coverage will protect your child if their actions cause injury to people or damage to property and the third party comes after your child for compensation.
Commercial auto. Your personal auto insurance won’t cover your child when they’re driving the family vehicle to or from a job site—you’ll need commercial auto insurance to protect the vehicle, the driver and any passengers.
Tool coverage. Protect the lawn mower, weed-whacker, leaf blower and any other tools of the trade with this insurance, which will pay for replacement of equipment that’s been lost, damaged or stolen.
What insurance does a summer lawn care business need? The answer will depend on the size and nature of the business. Talk to BSMW to find out, for free.
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