December 12, 2018

Make Sure Your Equipment and Belongings are Insured

Working from home is not a new idea. People have been working from home for years doing a wide array of odd jobs. Some people sold magazine subscriptions over the telephone. Some people stuffed envelopes for companies. These days, however, working from home carries a certain clout that it didn’t carry years ago; that’s because people aren’t just working from home anymore. People are running home businesses.

Since technology is so advanced in the 21st century, people who run home businesses have come to rely heavily on computers and other electronic gadgets in order to communicate with clients, as well as both create and deliver the products. Some people base their home businesses on freelance writing, in which they can use their computers’ writing software programs to write, and even send the finished product to the client using email. Others base their home businesses on graphic design, which the do completely on the computer using graphic design software, and can, once again, send the finished product to the client using email. This is easy, and inexpensive, because no paper is required and email is free.

When people work for someone else, the “boss” usually handles business management. However, just because people own home businesses doesn’t mean they don’t have to practice good business management. One of the best business management steps is making sure your equipment – the very tools that make it possible for you to work – is covered by insurance.

Some homeowners’ insurance policies cover your home business equipment, and some don’t. If yours does, find out how much coverage you have and whether you should purchase more. If yours doesn’t, consider purchasing insurance coverage.

When you make the home business management step of purchasing insurance for your home business equipment, remember: your computer isn’t the only tool you use. Take into account all accessories pertinent to your home business, including digital cameras, printers, scanners, fax machines, and copiers.