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3 fall cleaning tips for your business

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Women EntrepreneursGuest blogger Eydie Stumpf of Terra Media Marketing shares tips for getting into the swing of things after the lazy days of summer. Ahhhhh – those crazy, lazy days of summer. Are you like many people who take the time to slow down during […]

3 simple steps to check the overall health of your small business

Conduct a check up of your small business to make sure you’re on the right track. It’s always a good idea to check in on your business to gain a better understanding of its overall health—even when you think it’s doing well. As a trusted source of information for small business owners, BizLaunch provides resources […]

What type of retirement plan should your small business offer?

Guest blogger Charlene Barkley shares tips on finding the right retirement plan to fit your small business, and employees, needs. I recently shared my story about the launch of Brazzlebox.com, a business to-business social media network for small and home-based businesses, in the Hiscox Small Business Corner. In addition to being a platform for small […]

5 ways to use social media in your small business

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Entrepreneur-in-Residence

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Entrepreneur-in-ResidenceHiscox Entrepreneur-in-Residence Brian Moran shares why your small business should start using social media today. As someone who works with social media on a daily basis, it’s hard to fathom how millions of business owners still haven’t seen the light when it comes to using […]

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 16 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 13 of 16 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 9 in the series Entrepreneur-in-Residence

This entry is part 5 of 9 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 […]

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