Nobody likes to pay for insurance. We don’t even like to talk about it. But no responsible homeowner, auto owner, or business owner would ever operate without it. As much as we hate paying our insurance premiums, we know what can happen to our property and our businesses if we don’t protect them from unexpected disasters. And yet, many tanning salon owners are neglecting the most important insurance policy needed to protect the future of their tanning business.
Right now, your tanning salon is being attacked from a large number of different anti-tanning organizations pushing for state and federal regulations, taxes, and other measures to harm your business. Indoor tanning adversaries, or the sun-scare industry, have created billion-dollar business opportunities from the world’s fear of sunlight and indoor tanning. The dermatology industry has grown by more than 500 percent since their powerful association began villainizing any sunlight exposure instead of correctly targeting sunburn. The dermatology industry uses its expansive lobbying budget to influence state and federal lawmakers to shutter tanning salons and help scare the public into their offices from their overstated fear of UV light. Sunscreen companies fuel these campaigns by contributing millions to the American Cancer Society’s lobbying arm, which in turn lobbies state lawmakers to overregulate tanning businesses. And these are just a few of the many organizations looking to close your business.