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Cover Your Assets

Online help to protect yourself from disasters

This story appears in the March 2000 issue of Business Start-Ups magazine.

We love disasters--hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, you name it, and we glue ourselves to our TVs to watch every grim moment. But fun as it may be to be a disaster-voyeur, what if it was your business that went up in smoke, went down in the 150-mile-per-hour winds of hurricane Floyd, or got bombed to smithereens by a kid who figured out how to make explosives by cruising the Internet?

Isn't there a vaccine that can stop your business from evaporating when bad stuff happens? You bet. Plentiful insurance policies are available to protect your business equipment and offer cash flow while you regroup. Here are steps you can take beforehand that cost little but just may minimize losses, no matter what evil befalls you.

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