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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Leap Year Season Two Episode Seven: A Moment of Weakness

Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance A scorned woman, a programmer with dual personalities, a rival executive literally in the closet and a double-crossing brother. That’s a good foundation for a Greek tragedy or a modern day telenovela, or the current season of Leap Year. In a near perfect storm of personal and professional challenges […]

Does your business need workers’ compensation insurance?

Workers’ compensation insurance protects businesses from expenses resulting from on-the-job injury or illness. Being an entrepreneur can be a lot of fun, but it’s also hard work and involves risk. But, you don’t need to leave your business at risk. Workers’ compensation insurance is something almost every business needs – whether you have employees or […]

MyStartupStory: Burt Herman, founder of Storify

Is founding a startup harder than reporting from Iraq? Bert Herman, Founder of Storify, says in some ways it is. Listen as he shares how he drew on his reporting experience in hot spots around the globe to create a way for people to express themselves with words and images through Storify.

Why it’s Important to Hire the Right Employees in a Young Company

Hiring the right employees to get the job done is a crucial component of success at any company. At a young company, however, hiring the right employees can make or break your business venture. As a recent college graduate who was the first employee at a start-up marketing firm, I realize how my role helped […]

Leap Year Season Two Episode Six: What it takes to Win

Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance The C3D team are facing a typical entrepreneurial reality. Just when they thought things couldn’t get any tougher, yet another challenge presents itself. Thanks to Aaron and Bryn’s spontaneous make out session at the bar, Bryn hopped on a plane back to San Fran and it’s up to Aaron […]

MyStartupStory: Steve Jang, founder of Soundtracking

Founder Steve Jang talks about why he started Soundtracking to share his love of music with others. For him, starting a business is just like a cliff his friends convinced him to jump off in Hawaii as a teenager, you need to have faith and make the leap.

What is Software Copyright Infringement?

As an IT consultant it’s important to make sure your small business insurance protects you against software copyright infringement. Imagine this… For several months you have been a contractor in the IT department at a regional chain of retail stores. The chain has been analyzing their operations and determined that they are not managing inventory […]

Leap Year Season Two Episode Five: The Very Idea of Loving Love

Hiscox Commentary on Small Business Insurance Some covert operations, an exploding flour robot and a majorly non-inspiring pep talk from Glenn Cheeky about his childhood pet pig — and now C3D is back in NY. Jack, Aaron and Bryn are back home for the Techstars competition hosted by the still strangely inspiring Mr. Cheeky. With […]

MyStartupStory: Brett Martin, Co-founder of Sonar

How do you find the people you actually want to talk to in a crowded room?  Founder Brett Martin talks about how his company Sonar helps people do just that with the Sonar app.   “Everybody has ideas,” Brett notes, “What makes entrepreneurs different is that we’re trying to make our ideas a reality.”

Top 10 states for High Tech businesses

Delaware – the high-tech hub of the nation? What do you know about Delaware? Perhaps that it was the first state to ratify the US Constitution or that it’s the second smallest state in the union? What you might not know is that it’s the center for high-tech industry in the country, or at least […]


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