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So far Chris O'Connell has created 28 blog entries.

How small businesses can benefit from working with an insurance broker

Key takeaways:

Brokers are independent of all insurance companies, who act in your best interest and offer impartial and unbiased advice.Use a broker for their industry/sector expertise, identifying day-to-day business risks, and for tailoring an insurance package that meets your needs. Opting for a cheaper ‘off the shelf’ insurance policy is often not the best […]

By |March 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coronavirus’ impact on business & travel insurance

With the number of confirmed cases of those infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) growing every day, it has become somewhat of a nightmare for many countries and their economies.

The COVID-19 virus has already had a significant negative impact on the global economy, including the Australian economy. Recent import/export restrictions and sweeping travel bans have caused […]

By |March 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of a Tailored Product Recall Policy for the Food & Beverage Industry

A product recall as a result of contamination, design faults, mislabelling or malicious tampering is one of the most risk-laden situations a company can face, yet it seems many Australian businesses don’t fully understand the potential impact a recall could have on their balance sheet or their stakeholders.Contaminated food products are usually destroyed rather than […]

By |January 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Protect Yourself. Don’t Abbreviate 2020.

As we roll into a new year and a new decade, the
‘twenty-twenties’ has provided scammers with a unique opportunity to forge
documents and potentially defraud you.

Even though it’s common practice to
shorten the year when writing down a date, doing the same abbreviation in 2020
could leave you open to all sorts of legal ramifications.

For example, adding a […]

By |January 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Getting bushfire-ready

Australia is seeing bushfires in more areas than ever before, and with the remaining summer outlook for most of the country expected to see below average rainfall, drier-than-average conditions and an increased risk of early heatwaves and fires, it’s crucial that you and your home (or business) are bushfire-ready.

Getting to know your weather and the […]

By |December 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Leading Causes of Water Damage in the Home

Burst Flexi Hoses

One of the most frequent reasons for water damage in homes is due to burst flexi hoses, accounting for more than 20% of claims each year. You will find these hoses connected to taps, toilets, washing machines and dishwashers. Check the hose quality every few months, particularly for the washing machine and dishwasher […]

By |December 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Credential Stuffing – The Hacker Tactic Posing A Serious Threat To Australian SMEs

Cybercrime and hacker ingenuity continue to grow at an alarming rate, which is why effective cyber security is so challenging these days. New vulnerabilities and exploits are constantly being found, with each attack more sophisticated than the last.
However, one rather rudimentary yet effective hacker tactic that has seen a recent surge in Australia is […]

By |October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Guide to Film Production Insurance

Film production insurance is crucial in filmmaking. A good film insurance policy protects the producers, filmmakers, film crew, production gear and all the filming locations from liability claims.

Below is your guide to everything you need to know about Film Production Insurance and how a broker can help you.

What is Film Production Insurance?

Film production insurance protects […]

By |March 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preparing your business for natural disasters

One of the best ways for your business to cope with a natural disaster is to have a plan before the disaster strikes. Being prepared will become your most valuable asset where clear thinking becomes difficult during emergency situations.

 Is it easy to prepare your business for a natural disaster, you simply need to ensure you […]

By |January 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cyber Security for Small Business

To keep your company and client data protected it is crucial that you remain constantly up-to-date on what the threat landscape currently looks like

By |January 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments