Small Business Insurance for Convenience Stores

If you own, or are planning to open, a convenience store, then you’ll be glad to know that you’re entering a thriving industry. Australia’s convenience store industry is one of the strongest in the world, with growth outpacing grocery, pharmacy, and liquor – making owning a convenience outlet a more attractive proposition than ever. But as… Continue reading Small Business Insurance for Convenience Stores

Leaders in workplace gender equality revealed

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has awarded a record number of organisations its ‘Employer of Choice for Gender Equality’ (EOCGE) citation, this year.   The 2017-18 EOCGE citation, which recognises employers who are actively commitd to achieving workplace gender equality in Australian, was received by 120 organisations across Australia. According to WGEA Director Libby… Continue reading Leaders in workplace gender equality revealed

4 most important types of insurance for carpenters

If you’re a carpenter, you probably work for yourself. If you’re like most carpenters, you do much of your work onsite for a builder. As well as this, you may do small projects for individual customers on the side. Since you work for yourself, you own and are responsible for the most important assets you… Continue reading 4 most important types of insurance for carpenters

Small business insurance for hairdressers

You’ve done the hard yards washing hair, booking appointments, and sweeping floors. Now it’s finally time to work for yourself. As a hairdresser, there’s plenty of opportunity to grow your own business, from renting a chair, to opening your own salon. Just as important as growing your business however, is protecting it. In this article,… Continue reading Small business insurance for hairdressers

On the road: Insurance for mobile businesses

Mobile businesses are unique.  From taco vans to locksmiths, and dog groomers to plumbers, these businesses gain a competitive edge through their ability to operate from any location. Mobile businesses have needs that are very different from their stationary counterparts. They need different stock, different equipment, and importantly, different insurance.  In this article, we explain… Continue reading On the road: Insurance for mobile businesses

In case of fire: why you need Business Interruption Insurance

Have you thought about what would happen if your business burned down? There will be stock and equipment to replace, repairs to be made, staff to reorganise  and perhaps even customers to refund. With all of this to do, it could take weeks or months before your business is ready to reopen its doors and continue… Continue reading In case of fire: why you need Business Interruption Insurance

Five ways to support your growing micro-business

Commonly defined as enterprises employing nine or fewer people, “micro-businesses” are big players on the business stage. In 2013, they accounted for 14% of all businesses newly opened in Australia, but only 9% of businesses shutting down[1]. Any new business will face its share of growing pains. When you’re trying to grow your business without… Continue reading Five ways to support your growing micro-business

Keeping it local: Aussie small businesses that are making their mark

Allianz Australia took some time to speak with a couple of Aussie businesses that are ‘doing it for themselves’. The owner-operators of Naturally Gifted spoke with us about what it’s like running a micro-business. Businesses that choose to create and provide locally made or locally sold products and services continue to shape not only the… Continue reading Keeping it local: Aussie small businesses that are making their mark