Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:00PM - 2:15 PM

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Insurance - How to Protect You and Your Business

Fee: $25

Every business has certain risks related to its operation. To protect your business and personal assets, insurance coverage is critical. Knowing what type of insurance is required, how much insurance is appropriate, and how to obtain that insurance for your business are the questions this workshop will address.

Get Answers from an Expert on these Important Issues: 

  • How do I get the most out of my insurance dollar?
  • What insurance is an absolute must to avoid great risk to my business?
  • How do I value my buildings and personal property?
  • How will damage to my property affect my revenue and profit?
  • What about using my own car or employees' cars in business?
  • What are the issues if I use subcontractors?
  • Which Employee Benefits (life, health, 401k) should I consider?
  • Should I consider Disability Insurance? Buy/Sell? HSAs? 


Bill Pope retired at the end of 2006 after almost 36 years with John Burnham Insurance Services, one of the top 100 independent insurance brokers (out of some 40,000) in the country and a top-five insurance broker in San Diego.

As Executive Vice President/Principal, Bill directed the insurance and risk management service programs for major corporate clients. Bill holds the professional designations Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Risk Manager and is an expert in program and coverage design for corporate buyers.  Upon retirement from Burnham, Bill became an independent insurance consultant.

Throughout his career, Bill has been active in the communities where he has worked. He is a past member of the Newport Harbor Art Museum and Industrial League of Orange County, as well as past member and president of the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation. Bill is also past chairman of the local division of the March of Dimes, where he had been a board member for over 20 years.  He served four years on the board of SCORE-San Diego, first as Secretary, then as Treasurer. Bill also serves on the Board of Trustees for the San Diego Public Library Foundation and sits on it Finance and Audit committees.

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