Having insured thousands of lawn care, landscaping, and sprinkler installation businesses, Insureon's agents know the risks that small-business owners need to plan for in order to grow their business. But we also know that you already have a lot on your plate.
You don't have time to worry about small business insurance, and you can't afford to make a mistake that could cost you thousands in legal fees. In Hedging Your Risk, our small business insurance agents have compiled information on the common blunders and insurance mistakes that can trip up lawn care businesses. Read on for free tips that can help you protect your business.
Protect yourself, your equipment, and your employees from the forces most likely to throw a wrench in your day-to-day work. From dealing with unpredictable weather to recovering from customer property damage, find out how to keep your business profitable.
If you specialize in residential landscaping but you're looking to pick up commercial lawn care work (or vice versa), understand what your clients will expect and discover the difference between these areas of landscaping.
Commercial landscaping comes with its own challenges. Be prepared to deal with a little more bureaucracy and make sure you have the equipment and training in place to handle larger properties.
To meet the demands of picky homeowners, make sure you protect your business by being prepared for the challenges of residential landscaping.
Hiring subcontractors can be a great way for your landscaping business to offer additional services and collect a finder's fee. In the first part of our guide, we go over best practices to help you find a good subcontractor.
You've hired a subcontractor, but now you need to make sure their insurance is sufficient to cover your risk. Read our guide to subcontractor's insurance to make sure your business is covered.
Using a subcontractor's agreement should be standard practice at your landscaping business. What should you include in the contract? Read our guide to learn how these agreements work and what language you'll need to include in your contracts to protect your business.
It's common practice for landscapers to offer snow removal and plowing services in the winter — but how do these seasonal activities affect your risk management? You may have to tweak your insurance coverage to include non-landscaping services.
Your subcontractor should cover your landscaping business with an additional insured endorsement. By doing so, they can prevent you from having to pay for a lawsuit if a customer sues you over a problem with the subcontractor's work.
By avoiding these common pitfalls, your landscaping business can dodge some of the costly mistakes that other landscapers make.