Franchise owners have unique business profiles and significant financial investments to protect. Dyste Williams understands the relationship between the franchisee and franchisor. From new business owners just starting out to seasoned franchisees with multiple business locations, we’re experienced in serving the insurance needs of diverse franchisees.
The Benefit of Independence
As an independent insurance agency, we can find you the best combination of cost and coverage. We are not tied to one insurance carrier. When we are able to serve additional franchisees in your network, we can often negotiate group rates with a carrier, to the benefit of all.
By getting to know your individual franchise business, as well as the franchise system, we can provide valuable advice and recommendations that will protect your assets and help you succeed. We believe every franchise owner deserves individual attention and valuable insurance insight, regardless of the size of your business. We’ll meet with you day or evening, at your business location or our offices. If you would like a free, no-obligation preliminary insurance quote prepared for your franchise business, please call us. To read what franchise owners have to say about Dyste Williams, visit our Testimonials page.
Business Property and Liability Coverages
Essential business coverages are often packaged together in a Business Owners Policy, a “Bop”. Business Property insurance protects the assets of a business, such as your office space, property and equipment. Business Liability insurance protects from claims that your business caused injury or property damage to someone else. A BOP is often more economical than two separate policies and it can be tailored to fit the unique needs of your franchise business. We can also help you evaluate the need for additional liability coverage, including:
- Umbrella/Excess Liability
- Directors and Officers
- Employment Practices
By law, any business with one or more employees must have the protection of Workers Comp insurance. Workers Comp provides benefits to employees that pay for the cost of treating work-related illness or injury. Most policies also include Employers Liability Coverage, which protects employers from lawsuits involving work-related accidents or diseases.
Company vehicles like cars, vans, and trucks, as well as personal vehicles used for business, need specific business coverage. For example, if employees use their own vehicles to run errands for the business, they should be covered by a commercial auto policy. Personal auto insurance is often not enough protection on vehicles used for business.
Employee benefits are central to recruiting and retaining valuable employees. Your franchisor may have a benefit package in place for your employees. If not, or to supplement those benefits, we can set up benefits such as Life, Health, Disability, Dental, Executive Protection, Life Insurance, Long Term Care, Retirement Programs, and more.
New Franchise Owners
If you’re buying a new franchise, Dyste Williams can simplify the process of obtaining necessary insurance coverage. We’ll help you identify needs and then present you with a range of choices within your budget. The result will be a comprehensive, customized insurance program that provides excellent coverage at a reasonable cost. We’re very experienced with the needs of small business owners.
Paul Soukup | owner Dunn Bros store, Hutchinson, MN
The customer service at Dyste Williams has exceeded our expectations. Ted and Niki are quick to respond and very good. Our previous insurance agent was local but not very service-oriented. We’re not very demanding, but when we need our agent’s help, I don’t really want to wait for them to respond. Dyste Williams is 45 minutes away from us, but they’re very responsive. Good service can be an email or phone call, that works for me. Financially, I can tell that we’re getting a very fair deal. A franchise coffee shop is a low margin business so price comes into play and you’ve got to balance that with service. Dyste Williams can offer a broad array of carriers. They’ll go out and shop around to get the most competitive deals for you. I definitely recommend them for the competitive pricing and superior service.
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