Small Business Insurance in Spokane WA & Spokane Valley WA

Your small businesses needs many types of coverage in order to adequately secure itself against losses in the event of certain common business casualties. Common elements of small business insurance include:

  • General Liability Insurance: This policy covers a business against claims arising from problems like libel, slander, medical expenses, property damage, medical expenses, and the cost of defending against a lawsuit.
  • Product Liability Insurance: If you deal with a product - whether it's manufacturing, retailing, wholesaling, or just distributing it - you may be responsible for keeping it (and people in the area around it) safe. The amount required depends mainly on the products involved - the larger and/or heavier the products are, the more coverage is needed.
  • Professional Liability Insurance: Similarly, if you provide any kind of professional service, you may need coverage for errors, malpractice, and negligence. Some companies are required to have this type of coverage (especially, though not exclusively, those in the medical field).
  • Commercial Property Insurance: If your small business owns any kind of physical property (an office, a retail store, a warehouse, etc.), this coverage insures it against a wide variety of natural and man-made forms of damage. If your business is particularly vulnerable to a certain type of damage (flooding, vandalism, etc.), you may need additional coverage for that specific problem.
  • Home-Based Insurance: If you're running a business from your home, then your homeowner's insurance probably doesn't cover any of your business operations. You may need to purchase additional coverage separately, or as an extension of your existing plan. Speak to a North Town Insurance agents to find out.

Many other industry-specific forms of coverage are available. For more information about what policies are the most important for your business, talk to one of our agents and ask for a full risk assessment. You can research forms of insurance through reputable sources—this information is available for free online, courtesy of groups like the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Insurance Requirements for Small Business

All small businesses are required to have Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, and sometimes Disability Insurance. Other requirements for small business insurance vary by industry, as well as local, state, and federal law.

What constitutes a small business?

The exact definition of a small business varies by industry, but according to the Small Business Administration, it's usually 500 employees or less for mining or manufacturing, and $7.5 million or less in revenue for other industries. Note that there are many exceptions to this rule, and they are listed in detail on the Small Business Administration's website.

 

1. "Insure U Get Smart About Insurance." Accessed April 14, 2016. http://www.insureuonline.org/smallbusiness/.

2. "Insurance Requirements for Employers." The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov. Accessed April 14, 2016. https://www.sba.gov/managing-business/running-business/insurance/insurance-requirements-employers.

3. "Summary of Size Standards by Industry Sector" The U.S. Small Business Administration | SBA.gov. Accessed April 14, 2016. https://www.sba.gov/contracting/getting-started-contractor/make-sure-you-meet-sba-size-standards/summary-size-standards-industry-sector.

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Our Location

North Town Insurance

5727 N Division
Spokane, WA 99208
Main office: 509-483-3030
Fax: 509-487-8355

Our Providers

Testimonials

This office has great customer service. Great people, great customer care

Jan A.
Five Stars! Always friendly and ready to help.

Stephanie C.
Great people and services. Very helpful and informational about their policies and what they can do for their customers. I would totally recommend!

Christina M.
I would like to start by saying although my agent is my daughter, I would expect the same level of educated professionalism from anybody servicing my policy. She got a great rate for our business and we hang her sign proudly in the brewery.

Hopped Up Brewing
I switched my auto insurance policy to North Town Insurance with Amanda Ewan as my agent over a year ago. I am VERY happy with my decision. Amanda has outstanding people skills. I can feel her smile across the phone which brightens my day. She puts my needs first. I am always able to get a hold of her when I need her. I appreciate her honesty. Knowing she has an eye on my insurance needs helps me to relax.

Joyce A.
Matt Paulson is a great friend and a awesome insurance agent he has saved me on my car insurance, renters insurance, 4wheeler insurance, and now i will be signing my life insurance with him. If you think you might be paying to much for insurance and want a to see if you can save money call Matt at northtown insurance company.

Sharell F.
I work for Progressive Insurance. I have had a few customers that have bought policies from Matt and I have had customers that work with your agency. I am glad that you guys are giving customers what they need rather than what is the most "cost effective". It makes my job much more easy if the customer has the correct policy to make them "whole" again. If the policy is not sufficient, the customer usually has a bad outcome.

Tim - Progressive Insurance