Monthly Archives: January 2013

5 Ways to Help Your Small Business Survive in a Tough Economy

Despite some reports that the small business outlook is optimistic, the data says otherwise and the impact of small business on the recovering economy continues to dwindle. According to a report, the foothold that small businesses had leading up to the 2008 start of the recession has been slowly decreasing. As hiring has decreased in […]

When a Small Business Owner Gets Sued by a Former Employee

Many small business owners have struggled in the past couple of years and have had to make the painful decision to layoff employees. An unfortunate side effect has been an increase in the number of employment-related legal claims. It’s no surprise that a depressed jobs picture is prompting more people to file employment claims with […]

Leap Year Wins Best Drama Series for its Second Season

Hiscox’s small business web series, Leap Year, won Best Drama Series and has been nominated for three awards following its second season. Leap Year Season 2 wrapped up in August and the awards are starting to come in. Following the awards Leap Year received for Season 1, on January 8 Leap Year’s second season won […]

When You’re a Small Business Owner the Buck Stops With You

As a small business owner you’re responsible for more than just your own actions, you can also be held responsible for the actions of your employees. Everyone understands the concept of direct liability. If you make a mistake then you can be held legally responsible for the consequences of that error. That’s clear enough. But […]

What Can Your Small Business Learn from Lance Armstrong?

Lance Armstrong’s doping case isn’t a black and white issue, but the beat them or join them mentality comes down to one thing – integrity. In a recent article by Inc Magazine, the writer discusses Lance Armstrong’s doping case as not black and white, similar to scandals in business, and how exposing dopers in the cycling culture should […]