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.
Ann Schuster | owner Dunn Bros store, Eden Prairie, MN
Dyste Williams knows how Dunn Brothers works, the customer service is excellent and the prices are competitive. I started with a different insurance provider, but after a few years in business I decided that I wanted to add wine and beer to my business. The previous insurance company was not interested in supporting that, they didn’t think it was a good idea. That’s when I decided to switch insurance, and people at Dunn Bros corporate suggested I talk to Ted. He came out to meet with me and made it very easy to add the beer and wine and make all the changes I needed. We have happy hour now and it’s worked really well. I interact with Niki at Dyste Williams frequently and she is always so cheerful and incredibly helpful. When questions come up I start with her, and she always knows the answer! Dyste Williams really knows the franchise business and Dunn Brothers specifically. Their insights are very useful and they make the insurance piece easy. I’ve recommended them to other Dunn Bros managers.
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