SWG PL: Funeral Directors Need Coverage As Unique As Their Job

Jan 2021

According to the government of Canada website, there were more than 1,500 funeral establishments in the country, (1) the bulk of which operate out of British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. Most of these establishments are small to medium sized businesses (99.6%) and profitable (82.2%). (1) These professionals bear the weight of the increased need for their services due to COVID-19, and many have reported they are overworked. (2)


SWG PL: As Life Coaches Help Us Take on Our New Year’s Resolutions, Here’s What Brokers Need to Know

Dec 2020

As we approach a new year, thousands of Canadians stuck at home will have had plenty of time to reflect on their goals for 2021. Whether it’s getting in shape, making a scary career move, or working on our relationships, there’s a life coach out there eager to help people transform their lives for the better. And this industry shows no signs of slowing down. According to a 2020 study by the ICF (International Coaching Federation), there were approximately 71,000 coach practitioners in 2019 globally, an increase of 33% on the 2015 estimate. (1) Total annual revenue in North America alone was $1,296 USD in 2019, meaning that North America has a 45.5% share of the global revenue. (1)


SWG PL: The Future Looks Bright For Interior Designers. Here’s What Brokers Need to Know

Dec 2020

It’s certainly not news that COVID-19 has disrupted the way we work and do business. The interior design industry is no exception. By May 2020, 77% of designers reported that they’d had projects canceled or postponed. (1)


SWG Property: 6 Risks That Keep Apartment House Managers Up At Night

Dec 2020

From catastrophic damage to unexpected vacancies to disgruntled tenants, apartment house owners have their share of risks to consider. Tenants and businesses look to them for fair and timely responses during a crisis, and if these residents and business owners feel the response didn’t go far enough in their favour, they can opt to take the property manager to court.


SWG PL: Media/Multimedia - PL For PR

Dec 2020

Public relations consultants wear many hats. From brand management, to media management, to event management, PR agencies assume ownership over multiple facets of their clients’ corporate identity and public image. With so much going on, it’s hard to keep track of it all, which is why the risk of a mistake is a big concern for these professionals. And, of course, PR consultants put the reputation of their clients on the line as well as their own. If the consultant makes a mistake, the client will expect recompense.


SWG PL - Dog Groomer’s Insurance? We Cover That

Dec 2020

Dog grooming has incurred a challenged reputation recently, but many dedicated new businesses are thriving in spite of a cautious public. In a recent story from Kamloops, BC, one young professionally-trained groomer opened her new business in the same facility where a previous grooming salon had been shut down over a lawsuit against the owner. The previous groomer had been charged with two counts of causing unnecessary pain or suffering to an animal. Realising that many would-be customers would perhaps mistake her business for the former one, the new groomer knew she would need to win the trust of wary pet owners. (1)