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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Small Business Lessons: Talent and Tacit Knowledge

Starting your own business is never easy, but learning as much as you can from other entrepreneurs always helps. Chris Andrasick, President & CEO of Tacit Knowledge, started his IT services company during the height of the market crash in 2002. At a time when IT services were looked at as a commodity and cheaper […]

Hiscox UK ‘There is a Light’ New TV Ad 2012

Hiscox is a global insurer, and while our marketing might differ to satisfy cultural differences, our core brand values remain consistent across the globe. The latest TV ad from Hiscox UK is an excellent representation of Hiscox values. It’s a simple yet powerful message about the importance of “honesty and fairness” told through a story […]

Grow your small business in the Internet Economy

Businesses in the U.S. with medium or high Internet presence expect to grow by 17% over the next 3 years. A really interesting piece of research forecasting explosive growth in the Internet economy came out recently. It delivers a clear message to entrepreneurs: Get online if you want to reap the rewards of the new […]

Claims Made and Reported Insurance Policies

Professional liability insurance coverage is known as a Claims Made and Reported coverage. What does this mean and how does it affect your coverage? Professional liability insurance (also known as Errors and Omissions insurance) protects your business from claims made by third parties that allege they suffered damages due to your negligence in providing your […]

Small Business Webinar with Stephanie Chandler

Get small business advice from featured author Stephanie Chandler by joining her free webinar on May 30th. The Hiscox Authors Series for Entrepreneurs will host a live, free webinar with Stephanie Chandler entrepreneur and author of Leap! 101 Ways to Grow Your Small Business. Join us on May 30th at 1 P.M. EST/ 10 AM PST, and you […]

How to run a risk-less small business

Running a small business is not about taking risks, its about managing them. Being an entrepreneur is all about taking risks. Plenty of people can’t handle the thought of all the stress that comes from running your own small business. That’s why they keep their corporate jobs. That’s fine. But some people just aren’t built […]

Hiscox Authors Series: Small Business Benefits of Starting a Blog

Small business expert and author Stephanie Chandler shares tips on how to expand your web presence. This week as part of the Hiscox Authors Series for Entrepreneurs we bring you an interview with Stephanie Chandler, author of LEAP! 101 Ways to Grow Your Business. In this video Stephanie explains how the internet is underutilized by a lot […]

Trust: A Modern Greek Tragedy

In any business, you’re only as good as your word and the actions that back them. Yesterday, in a scene straight out of the Depression, Greeks withdrew €700 million (nearly $900 million) from the country’s banks as the nascent government quickly crumbled amid continued political infighting. If we’ve learned anything from the financial crisis over […]

Leap Year Season One, Episode Ten: Life in 3D

Episode 10 – Life in 3D Lisa goes into labor as Aaron, Bryn and Derek meet with programming genius, Sergei Lenov (Mark Gantt), at his cabin in the woods. With hours left, the gang tries desperately to get the final pieces together to present their new plan to their mysterious investor. Hiscox Commentary The Leap […]

What is Primary Insurance?

Primary vs. Excess insurance, what’s the difference? As a small business owner you may have an obligation to obtain insurance when bidding on a prospective client. These insurance requirements may also state that your insurance must be primary. What does this mean? A primary policy is the first policy to respond to a loss or […]

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