Monthly Archives: November 2012

Successful Small Business Owners Learn from Mistakes

As difficult as entrepreneurship may be at times, the reward is worth one-hundred times the struggle. Owning a small business is a romance. You fall head over heels, and you spend every waking hour thinking, daydreaming, planning, and building on your new found love. You learn as much as you can, and you spend time […]

Increased Sleep Leads to Increased Productivity in the Workplace

Putting in extra hours of work might sound like a good idea, but are you really being productive in overtime? Do you crave a latte and a second donut by 9.30am? Do you ‘zone out” during conference calls or get frustrated because you can’t kick your brain into gear when you need to make a […]

Developing the right company culture for your small business

Corporate culture isn’t just for big business. Small business owners should think about their company culture during the start-up phase. Starting a small business is never easy; however, thanks to the Internet it’s more possible than ever before. In this age of innovation, many things are often overlooked that can hinder the growth of a small […]

Hiscox Helping Out After Hurricane Sandy

The Hiscox Foundation USA and local employees are finding ways to help the Hurricane Sandy Relief effort. People throughout the New York City area are still picking up the pieces after Superstorm Sandy.  Hiscox USA has been working with our customers to assess the damage and address claims since the storm struck.  The Hiscox Foundation USA and local employees who were […]

Delegation: how to be a good parent for your small business

You need to trust your team members to implement the day-to-day details of the overall small business strategy you’ve outlined. One of the hardest tricks for any small business owner to learn is how – and when – to delegate. Learning this skill is a little like learning how to parent a teenager. Just as […]