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Risky Business?

Insurance makes you more secure.

This story appears in the October 1998 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

As an international entrepreneur, you face risks every day you do . The you're exporting could fall off the ship, or it might get stolen in transit. Or maybe a customer went out of business and didn't pay for the last shipment you delivered. Even acts of nature can throw a wrench into an otherwise smoothly functioning global business. So if you haven't already, it's time to consider whether or not you're prepared for what the future might bring.

offers protection, peace of mind and much more. "The reason you use [insurance] to mitigate is so you can increase your business," says Jeffrey Meyer, director of programs at Wright State University in Dayton, . "It's a means by which you can go into more risky markets to get more business, and that makes your business more competitive."

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