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Hiscox Small Business Corner: Brazzlebox.com

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Hiscox Small Business Corner

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Hiscox Small Business CornerA new platform for small businesses prepares to launch as a resource for connecting with other business owners. The Hiscox Small Business Corner series is an outlet for small business owners to highlight what makes their businesses stand out. Previously, we’ve featured […]

Why small businesses should consider cyber liability insurance

Independent business consultant Larry Alton shares insight on cyber liability insurance in the guest blog post below. In the Internet-dominated business arena, companies store more sensitive information than ever on their computers. But a shockingly low number of small businesses have invested in cyber liability insurance to combat the potentially devastating effects of a cyber-attack. […]

Watch out small business owners: There’s a new threat to your point of sale system

Hackers are using a new tool to obtain credit card information. Read on to find out how to protect your small business. Small businesses watch out! A new vulnerability for point of sale (POS) machines used by many small businesses to swipe credit cards has popped up.  This comes along just as Target reported that […]

Having more time is a dream of most small business owners

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Women EntrepreneursBecome more efficient in your small business by eliminating tasks that can help you gain more time. Take a moment to think about what time means to you. Waiting in line isn’t as pleasant as being at the front of it. Being late or […]

How to choose a modern point-of-sale for your small business

Guest blogger Michelle Yuan, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bindo, shares tips on purchasing your next point of sale system. Let’s face it: Running a small business with a legacy point of sale (POS) is tough. I know this first-hand as Director of Sales and Marketing at Bindo, a cloud-based iPad point-of-sale with a web […]

5 steps to making the most of summer months

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Entrepreneur-in-Residence

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Entrepreneur-in-ResidenceHiscox Entrepreneur-in-Residence Brian Moran shares how to make the summer months within your small business count. With the July 4th weekend behind us, I’m starting to see a lot of work-life balance blog posts, tweets and status updates from my social network. It doesn’t seem to […]

4 tactics you can take when hiring a new employee

Guest blogger Justin T. Esgar offers tips for expanding your small business team. Small business owners wear many hats.  As a serial entrepreneur, who’s latest ventures include writing a book, Appitalizing On Your Idea – Bringing Any Idea to Fruition,  I know this all too well. No matter the business, you’re the tech support, customer […]

Starting and growing a part-time business from home

Guest blogger Charles (Anthony) Will shares how he became an entrepreneur by launching a part-time small business. As owner of Harrisburg Home Inventory, I have the unique opportunity to work from home part-time in the evenings and on weekends pursuing my passion. My company specializes in documenting personal and commercial property through photography, video and […]

Biggest biz risk ever taken: I fired my clients

This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series Women EntrepreneursGuest blogger Eydie Stumpf of Terra Media Marketing shares how firing clients actually led to higher business revenue. In the early 2000’s I started my Virtual Assistant business. As most new business owners did, I joined networking group after networking group seeking out my […]

Why IT consultants need to make LTV and COCA much higher priorities

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series IT consultants series

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series IT consultants seriesMost IT consultants want their businesses to grow, but ignore key metrics. Learn why lifetime value (LTV) and cost of client acquisition (COCA) matter. If you’re a sports fan of any team whatsoever, you’re keenly aware that certain stats or metrics really matter […]

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