CBIZ INNKEEPERS INSURANCE BLOG

Insights and tips on how to protect your inn or bed & breakfast, giving you and your guests peace of mind.

Need to File a Claim for Your Inn? Here’s How!

  • 19 August 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
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Need to File a Claim for Your Inn? Here’s How!

Many people are distressed when they file an innkeeper insurance claim given that these claims typically follow a devastating event such as a property fire, disastrous weather or a guest injury. To help you file a claim with ease, we’ve compiled some useful information to make the best of this trying experience.

Bed & Breakfast Safety Audit

  • 12 July 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
  • Number of views: 418
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Bed & Breakfast Safety Audit

Seemingly minor issues—such as stray cords, dust buildup or leaky faucets—can spiral into significant problems if left unnoticed. By conducting an annual safety audit, you can help keep your property safe and secure, reducing the risk of guest injuries, lawsuits, property damage and costly insurance claims.

5 Insider Tips for New Innkeepers

  • 18 May 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
  • Number of views: 349
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5 Insider Tips for New Innkeepers

With decades of experience helping owners insure their most prized assets, we have seen it all and spoken to many amazing people. We have noticed they focus their efforts on these 5 perspectives/habits. Follow these 5 insider tips to help run a successful Inn business.

Key Person Insurance for Inns

  • 5 April 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
  • Number of views: 394
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Key Person Insurance for Inns

Many inn businesses employ at least one individual who is essential to the company’s success. This person may be a partner, owner or another individual who is crucial to the inn. If this person unexpectedly leaves the organization—due to a death, disability or immediate resignation—it may be hard for the bed and breakfast to survive.

A Quick Guide about Employee Benefits for Inns

  • 8 March 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
  • Number of views: 420
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A Quick Guide about Employee Benefits for Inns

Offering employee benefits can be extremely beneficial to your inn business. Though they may sound complicated or even expensive, they have the ability to improve several areas within your business such as hiring and retaining employees. The process of selecting, implementing and administering a benefits program can take time, however, once you get it right, it can actually help you in more ways than one.

Setting Boundaries with Guests at Your Inn

  • 3 March 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
  • Number of views: 409
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Setting Boundaries with Guests at Your Inn

We have all heard about them, we may even know a few, but handling demanding guests can be a difficult and overwhelming task. When customer reviews have a direct impact on your inn’s business, it can be difficult to establish boundaries with them. You never want an unsatisfied customer, but at what point do you draw the line?

Give Your Inn A Little Love: Spring Maintenance

  • 22 February 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
  • Number of views: 473
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Give Your Inn A Little Love: Spring Maintenance

As the warmth of spring approaches, it’s easy to forget the damage that harsh winter weather may have done to your inn. A bit of spring maintenance now can prevent costly repair bills later and there is no better time to take a look around and see how best to beautify and protect your property from hazards. Review these tips for spring maintenance to avoid any unwelcome surprises.

Innkeepers Liability Insurance Explained

  • 27 January 2022
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
  • Number of views: 556
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Innkeepers Liability Insurance Explained

No matter what safety precautions you have in place or how well you maintain your inn, a guest or an employee could become injured or claim that your negligence caused damage to their property at any time. If you are named as the responsible party in such a suit, you need to defend yourself against the charges.

Should Your Bed & Breakfast Become an LLC?

  • 23 August 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
  • Number of views: 782
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Should Your Bed & Breakfast Become an LLC?

Selecting the right business structure for your Bed & Breakfast is important. As a small business, you may be trying to determine the right business framework for you — likely either a sole proprietorship or limited liability company (LLC). For many owners, minimizing risk is top of mind, and an LLC is a way to gain added protection in addition to innkeepers insurance. 

Online Marketing Tips for Inns

  • 5 August 2021
  • Author: Ward, Hayden
  • Number of views: 663
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Online Marketing Tips for Inns

Social media provides an accessible platform for advertising and promoting your Bed & Breakfast to an extensive audience. However, many other owners are thinking the exact same way and hopping on the bandwagon. So, how can you stand apart from the competition and attract more guests? Follow these tips to increase your online presence and leverage social media marketing for your Inn. 

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CBIZ Innkeepers Insurance, a division of CBIZ Insurance Services, Inc., is the largest insurer of innkeeper businesses in the United States. As part of an $850 million New York Stock Exchange traded company (CBZ), we developed a specific policy coverage to meet the needs for inns and bed & breakfasts, and the amenities offered by these businesses. Our policy is underwritten by an A.M. Best Rated A++ (Superior) company.

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