Insurance for any business is essential for preparation against unexpected emergencies that would bankrupt the company to fix. However, because these emergencies always seem so far away until they happen, many businesses unwisely forego the proper insurance to protect themselves.
Entertainers are in an especially precarious position. Musicians, DJs, bands, party vans - they all have to haul around a great deal of expensive equipment in order to do business. Because of the nature of the environment, the equipment is consistently in more trouble than say, the hardware of a barber or a dentist.
There are very few entertainment businesses of this nature that can afford one of these very expensive pieces of equipment breaking (or being broken by a drunken patron) without a great deal of financial hardship. This is precisely the situation that insurance for entertainment businesses is made to cover.
1. People love doing business with true professionals.
There are no barriers to entry in the entertainment industry. Trust is essential. Truly professional businesses with insurance are much more trustworthy than the average entity in the industry. If you have insurance on your equipment, you present less of a risk to those who would partner with you.
2. Entertainment insurance protects your momentum.
When work comes in the entertainment industry, it comes fast. The entire business is built on momentum, and the worst thing you can do for business is to stop that momentum. Well, the more that you play, the more danger you put your equipment in. If your equipment breaks down in the middle of a tour, insurance is there to make sure that you can keep your momentum going.
3. You give yourself a more professional outlook.
Part of the reason that business experts encourage businesses of all types to register with the government is to give themselves a sense of responsibility. The same reasoning works with insurance.
If you have insurance, then you take better care of your business and your equipment because you have already made the investment in it. The best part is that should this increased care fail for any reason, you have the backup of the insurance!