As the No. 1 total small business insurer, Nationwide is experienced at helping small business owners recover when trouble strikes.
However, we’re also partnering to help small business owners proactively protect themselves from a variety of threats and find ways to operate more successfully.
As part of this effort, Nationwide launched the Business Solutions Center in 2017, a new website that can support small businesses during key stages of development. The site provides information and tools on topics from marketing to cash flow management plus other industry-specific resources. It also links users to other sources of information that support entrepreneurs, including Nationwide’s My Loss Control Services website and team of risk management and safety consultants.
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“The simplicity of this site is helpful,” said Kenny Sipes, founder of The Roosevelt Coffeehouse, an Ohio business and social enterprise that fights hunger, works to combat human trafficking and supports clean water initiatives. “I was able to determine exactly what I would use and how I would use it. I don’t think there are any big sites that are providing this information as simply.”
While becoming informed is a good first step, more than 500,000 small businesses have taken the next step to work with Nationwide to protect and continue to build their businesses.
“Business owners are the backbone of our economy,” said Mark Berven, president and chief operating officer of property and casualty for Nationwide. “Whether it’s planning for leadership succession or enduring an unexpected event like a cyberattack, the viability of businesses across the country is a requirement for a healthy economy that we can’t ignore.”
 Conning, 2014; Conning Strategic Study: The Small Business Sector for Property-Casualty Insurance: Market Shift Coming