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Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Life Cycle of an Entrepreneur

What is an entrepreneur? Are entrepreneurs born or made? The truth is that entrepreneurship is something you can only learn to be good at. Are entrepreneurs born or made? It’s a business variation on the old nature/nurture theme, but still a valid question. You’d be mistaken to think that some of the most successful start-up founders were […]

New Year but Little Cheer: Small Business Owner Confidence Remains Low

It was tough for small businesses in 2012, but it would seem that many entrepreneurs think this year is unlikely to be much better. Two major small business confidence surveys – the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Optimism Index and the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index – plunged late last year and […]

How to Protect Your Small Business from Lawsuits

Small business insurance is just as essential to your company as a phone number or email address. The questions “When should I buy insurance and what types should I get?” are rarely going to be at the top of an entrepreneur’s to-do list. They’re also unlikely to be at the front of your mind when you’re […]

How Errors & Omissions Insurance Can Protect Your Consultancy Business

Consultants need to understand why giving advice can be a risky business – and how consultant insurance can help. A growing number of business execs are quitting the corporate rat race in favor of becoming freelance business consultants. It’s easy to set up your own firm and the overhead is low – all you need are […]

Leap Year Wins Best Branded Entertainment Series at Streamy Awards

The 3rd Annual Streamy Awards recognizing excellence in original online video took place on Sunday, February 17th in a ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium produced by Dick Clark Productions. Leap Year had nominations in three categories and was the winner of Best Branded Entertainment Series beating out series produced by DuPont, Microsoft Xbox, Symantec/Norton and CliffsNotes/AOL/Mark […]

Protect Your Technology Firm from Litigious Clients with IT Insurance

Technology insurance can help protect your small business when things go wrong and technology fails. Companies today rely on their technology. Thanks to it, successful worldwide companies can be run with just a handful of employees, while small firms can market their wares far beyond their local Main Street. But if the technology a business […]

Event Planner Insurance: Prepare for the Worst

As an event planner you make sure every last detail is in order for your clients. You want to be prepared for anything. So why wouldn’t you bring the same attention to detail to your own small business? Every good event planner needs the ability to stay cool in intense-pressure situations when organizing a big […]

No Credentials? The IRS Says No Problem

The IRS just suspended rules requiring tax preparers to be IRS approved. What exactly does this mean for companies and individuals using tax preparers, and for tax preparers themselves? Taxes are an important aspect of running a small business and the last thing any company, or individual, wants is to be audited. So, if the […]

For Some Entrepreneurs It’s a One Person Show

The number of one-person businesses grew by 415,000, or nearly 2%, in 2010, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. More and more Americans are choosing to become their own bosses, according to government data. There are now over 22 million of these one person companies in this country and they are […]

Personal Trainers: Don’t Let Gym Injuries Hurt Your Business

You push your clients to work hard and get results, but what happens when you push too hard and your client gets injured? “If it ain’t hurting it ain’t working, ” the exercise mantra goes. But what if you’re a personal trainer who is hit with a big claim from one of your customers? Your […]

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