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Have you ever thought you'd forgotton to take care of something REALLY important ? Michael Challiner proposes an answer to this question
Memo to myself Get Keyman Insurance
By Michael Challiner 12/08/05
Last week I had to drive down to London. I don't like driving at the best of times but the rain, spray and heavy traffic on the M1 made conditions difficult. Radio 2 kept me company and the heater kept me warm. Then I hit that queue - six miles solid and I was soon an hour behind schedule.
The business. What would happen to that? We have two directors, 7 employees, an overdraft and lots of insurance. Public Liability, professional indemnity, vehicles and stock are all insured. We even have legal protection insurance. Had I missed anything? I got to thinking.
Thank goodness it wasn't George in that accident. A great guy and he's been with us five years. He's our top salesman. There again what if it had been my co-director who also owns 50% of the business? What would be the repercussions on the business?
Sales down, profits down, bank phoning all too politely to ask about the Directors guarantee on the overdraft. Then I'd have to try and buy his shares. I wouldn't want someone else to get hold of those. At some stage I'd have to recruit someone of his calibre to continue the company going forward - that wouldn't be easy! And recruiting top people doesn't come cheap. That's more time and more money. The personal problems
.. the extra work
the extra stress
You'll need to talk to a Financial Adviser about these issues but they are all insurable. Can your business afford to take a risk it doesn't need to?
Memo to myself get Keyman Insurance!
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