The Business Insurance Renewal Checklist (for Startups)

April 23, 2015By Carl NiedbalaFeatured, Risk Management Tips No Comments

  Business insurance renewals are usually uncharted territory a young startup.  Typically venture-backed startups experience significantly more change/growth year over year compared to your standard new business venture.  It’s important to understand how this effects your insurance coverage and how to ensure you’re properly protected.  Here’s the “checklist” of items to be aware of as your policies renew.   1. … Read More

Startup Risk Tips: Don’t Let Your Business Insurance Lapse

February 25, 2015By Carl NiedbalaFeatured, Insurance Pro Tips, Risk Management Tips No Comments

  Sometimes things don’t go quite as planned and your company ends up a bit more cash strapped than anticipated at year end.  The typical gut reaction is to pull the rip chord and cut any and all “extraneous” expenses.  Insurance is considered by some to be one of those expenses.  Here’s why you shouldn’t be quick … Read More

4 Key Things to Look for On Your Business Insurance Quotes

February 5, 2015By Carl NiedbalaCyber Liability, Directors & Officers, Employment Practices Liability, Errors & Omissions Insurance, General Liability, Insurance Pro Tips, Risk Management Tips No Comments

  It would be extremely surprising if you didn’t have some questions when looking at your first business insurance quotes.  They’re extremely detailed and certainly not the easiest document to digest.  Here’s a quick overview of the major items you should be looking at on your quote. [Note: this article is mainly pertaining to errors … Read More

Don’t Wait: 7 Reasons to Find a Good Startup Lawyer Now

January 27, 2015By Carl NiedbalaGuest Post, Intellectual Property, Priori Legal, Risk Management Tips No Comments

We’re all about teaming up with great startups on a mission to help the startup community excel.  Priori Legal is one of those awesome companies.  This guest post from proiri is important from an insurance perspective because many underwriters will ask for the legal work described below when quoting your insurance policy.  Without these documents, insurance can be more … Read More

Venture Juice: Startup Business Services Made Easy

January 20, 2015By Carl NiedbalaFeatured, Risk Management Tips No Comments

  Founder Shield was created because finding insurance for your startup really shouldn’t be hard.  However, there weren’t insurance brokerages that really focused on the tech community…until we came along! Interplay was founded on the same principle: finding essential startup business services shouldn’t be hard. The companies in the Interplay family were specifically created to serve … Read More

Priori Legal’s Guidelines for Finding the Right Lawyer

January 9, 2015By Carl NiedbalaGuest Post, Priori Legal, Risk Management Tips No Comments

We’re all about teaming up with great startups on a mission to help the startup community excel.  Priori Legal is one of those awesome companies.  This guest post provides some helpful tips for hiring a startup lawyer.     Priori Legal’s Guidelines for Finding the Right Lawyer Priori Legal is an online platform for connecting start-ups and SMB’s with … Read More

3 Risks an On-Demand Services Company Needs to Consider

December 5, 2014By Carl NiedbalaCyber Liability, Errors & Omissions Insurance, General Liability, Risk Management Tips No Comments

Food for thought: on-demand services company risk profile The on-demand services company (think Uber, Makespace, Fly Cleaners…) is taking over the B2C services industry and blowing traditional business models out of the water.   These companies help consumers get anything done at the push of a button.   However, this blend of technology and provision of traditional business services … Read More

Startup Risk Tips: Admitted / Non-Admitted Insurance Policies

November 21, 2014By Carl NiedbalaInsurance Pro Tips, Risk Management Tips No Comments

  Q: What’s the deal with “admitted” insurance carriers vs “non-admitted” insurance carriers? Insurance quotes are a pain to read.  If you’re not in the industry, most of the terms might seem like complete jibberish.  One term that comes up is the whether the policy is with an Admitted or Non-Admitted insurance carrier.  Here’s the … Read More

5 Important Tools for Hiring Employees for Your Startup

November 18, 2014By Carl NiedbalaEmployment Practices Liability, Featured, Risk Management Tips No Comments

Hiring Employees for Your Startup – 5 major considerations Ramping up hiring to scale the business is an exciting time for a startup.  It’s not uncommon to double or triple the workforce year after year once this process starts, particularly for venture-backed companies.  In order to avoid a “runaway train” effect when hiring employees your … Read More