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Insurance Coverages for Auto Service Businesses

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Apr 18, 2018 8:40:28 AM

At West Bend, we’re proud of our broad base of knowledge when it comes to understanding commercial risks. Over the years, we’ve developed extensive expertise of certain risks and the skills needed to underwrite them. Our underwriters know and understand what coverages are necessary to protect these businesses, such as auto services.

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6 Simple Tips to Help Create Stellar Videos for Small Businesses

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Apr 4, 2018 8:54:59 AM

 Are you using video to market your business?  Or, is something holding you back?  Video is one of the best ways to communicate, build trust, increase engagement, and foster relationships on social media.  Don’t let fear of the camera or time limitations stop you from reaching your customers.  To make a great video, all you have to do is follow these simple tips and push the red button.

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Coverage for Animals & Professional License Review Exposure for Veterinarians

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Mar 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Over the years, we’ve developed extensive expertise of certain risks and the skills needed to underwrite them. Our underwriters know and understand what coverages are necessary to protect your business as a veterinarian. Let’s take a look at a few crucial coverages for veterinarians and how they apply to real-life examples:

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Additional Coverages for Commercial and Residential Building Trades

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Mar 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

At West Bend, we’re proud of our broad base of knowledge when it comes to understanding commercial risks. Over the years, we’ve developed extensive expertise of certain risks and the skills needed to underwrite them. Because of this, our underwriters know and understand what coverages are necessary to protect these businesses. Learn more about the type of trades we cover.

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Tips to avoid water issues for your business

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Feb 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Our good ole Wisconsin winter has delivered everything from freezing temperatures to unseasonably warm weather. We’ve been dumped on by snow, just to have it melt, flood our yards, and return to freezing temperatures. Recently, I could’ve ice-skated in my back yard and now spring is less than a month away! It’s important to safeguard your property and minimize water losses. Here are some things you can do to ensure your business stays dry.

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Why and how to create a disaster supply kit

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jan 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

GettyImages-499916284.jpgNatural disasters can strike at any time and can leave individuals and facilities without necessary supplies for days at a time. Disaster supply kits are an important and potentially lifesaving tool all buildings should be equipped with. These kits contain essential supplies that may prove invaluable after a disaster. A proper disaster supply kit can help survive these disasters and provide adequate relief until help arrives. A good disaster supply kit should contain enough of the following items for at least 3 days:

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Enhance Equipment Breakdown Coverage with TechAdvantage™

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jan 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM

West Bend’s TechAdvantage™ Equipment Breakdown Coverage includes all of the coverages, services, and benefits associated with traditional Equipment Breakdown products, along with a variety of new coverages designed to address today’s modern equipment risks. This coverage is effective February 1, 2018 for new business and April 1, 2018 for renewal business.

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Above Ground Fuel Tank Safety Requirements

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Jan 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Above-ground fuel tanks can be a convenience to businesses that require frequent fueling of company vehicles, construction vehicles, lawn mowing equipment, and power tools. Above-ground fuel tanks can also present significant loss exposures in the form of fires, explosion, pollution, and theft. If your company or business has an above-ground fuel tank or is considering installing one, here are some requirements you'll need to consider:

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Tips to protect outdoor workers during frigid temperatures

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Dec 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Outdoor workers are exposed to many physical hazards depending on their responsibilities, the season and duration they’re outside. In winter, extreme cold and wet conditions can present a number of health risks.

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Pawtastic Social Media Content Ideas for Veterinarians

Posted by Kristin Bowen on Dec 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Cats dressed as sharks riding Roombas. Huskies howling “nooooooooo” when their owner wants to leave. Amazing rescue transformation videos that make us all cry. These videos are some of the most shared and loved content on social media. Social, in fact, is a perfect venue to share your veterinary business.

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