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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Best of 2011

The best Hiscox small business posts of 2011. As 2011 comes to a close and we quickly approach the New Year, we wanted to reflect on this year’s highlights. Below you’ll find the best of 2011 Hiscox small business insurance blog posts – we want to hear from you so we can continue to be a […]

MyStartupStory: Michael Lazerow, CEO of Buddy Media

Michael Lazerow, CEO of Facebook marketing platform Buddy Media, offers advice to startup entrepreneurs who are making the leap and shares some of his own startup experiences. In this installment of My Startup Story presented by Hiscox small business insurance, Michael encourages aspiring entrepreneurs to become their own boss. His biggest piece of advice? Take […]

Trends You Really Need to Know for 2012

As the old joke and cliché goes, it’s notoriously difficult to predict anything, particularly the future. But with the New Year just around the corner, it’s worth getting the low down on a couple of potential big trends for 2012 that could really help your small business. The Social Shopping Network Social networks have become […]

Can marital bliss translate into small business success?

 Just as the golden rule in show business is “never work with children or animals” so has it been “never work with your spouse” for small business owners. But why not? It’s common for brothers or sisters to work together for their parents in the family business, but what about working with, or for, your […]

Can small businesses get financing these days?

Hiscox eDNA survey provides insight into the relationship between small businesses and lenders. Small business owners might have great ideas, tons of motivation and the will to make their businesses succeed, but if they can’t find funding, their dreams could be over before they get started. The recently published Hiscox DNA of an Entrepreneur survey […]

How to Survive the Office Party as a Small Business Owner

The Yuletide season is upon us and that means office party season is in full swing. It’s a great way to thank everyone for their hard work and they can be great for team building, too. Who knew that new intern could do such an awesome Justin Bieber impression? Or that the receptionist was the […]

Are you flying at 30,000 feet or working at the ground level?

Advice for transitioning from an entrepreneurial small business to a managed small business. Many small businesses start with a dollar and a dream, supported by lots of hard work and inventiveness.  But, how do owners transition from the all hands on deck, let’s do whatever we need to make this work mode to something that […]

MyStartupStory: Adam Rich, Co-Founder of Thrillist

Adam Rich, Co-Founder of Thrillist, offers advice on starting a business and making the leap as he shares some of his own startup experiences. In this installment of My StartupStory, presented by Hiscox Small Business Insurance, Adam also discusses his approach to starting a business as a consumer, rather than as an entrepreneur. His biggest […]

Small Business Resolution: Improve Your Social Media Strategy

How small businesses can make the best of their social efforts in 2012. The New Year will be here before we know it and its dawn looms just around the corner. Holiday-themed commercials are already in tow and it’s just a matter of time before we start hearing those countless commercials focused on New Year’s Eve […]

Why Are Small Business Owners so Stressed?

Hiscox eDNA survey reports 50% of small business owners are stressed due to the economic downturn. Small business owners are stressed these days.  This isn’t just an anecdotal observation, as the 2011 Hiscox eDNA small business survey offers some real proof of what we already expected — exactly half (50%) of US small business owners reported […]


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