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This fall, reinvigorate your small business with a conference

Fall is officially here. Use the change in seasons as an opportunity to focus on your professional development. For many, fall is traditionally a time of reinvigoration, when entrepreneurs and small business owners “buckle down” after the summer to finish the year productively.  While you’re refocusing efforts in your business consider attending a small business […]

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Hiscox celebrates Hispanic and Latino entrepreneurs

Hiscox recognizes Hispanic and Latino business owners and entrepreneurs in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. First started in 1968, and legally-recognized as a national celebration since 1988, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates Hispanic and Latino heritage from September 15 to October 15 each year.  The month recognizes the contributions that these cultures and individuals make […]

Use National Preparedness Month to ensure your small business is disaster-ready

Read below for tips to ensure your business is prepared for a disaster. We’re in the midst of the 11th annual National Preparedness Month, started and sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These 30 days encourage individuals and businesses to prepare for emergencies, including natural disasters, weather events, pandemics and terrorist attacks, and it’s the […]

3 reasons why women entrepreneurs should go back to school

This entry is part 16 of 17 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 16 of 17 in the series Women EntrepreneursSchool is back in session. This is a great time for women business owners to increase their skills. Work-at-Home-Moms and women business owners everywhere breathed a collective sigh of relief as their bright-eyed children went back to school this fall. After a long, lazy […]

Protecting your education consultancy from A to Z

With back-to-school in full swing, education consultants may want to consider protecting their businesses with professional liability insurance. As an Education Consultant the work activities you’re engaged in might include assessing student needs, recommending career options, establishing guidelines for educational programs, training educators, evaluating courses for use in schools, leading workshops and attending  conferences – […]

What does the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard mean for your Business?

If your business accepts credit cards, make sure you know how to keep your customers information secure. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of standards that establishes and enforces security requirements for customers, businesses and service providers. It was developed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council  (PCI […]

3 steps to ensure your small business passes an IRS audit

Follow these steps to ensure your small business passes an IRS audit. First, what is an IRS audit? An audit is an accounting procedure in which the IRS examines your financial records to verify that you filed the return in question accurately. If you have your paperwork and receipts (or access to them) and can […]

4 of 2014’s best small business marketing tactics

Use the last half of the year to boost your small business marketing with these quick to implement tactics. Small business marketing moves fast, even when you have a marketing plan in place, you’ll need to act quick to implement necessary changes. As a busy entrepreneur you might not have as much time for marketing […]

4 must-dos if you’re thinking of becoming a mompreneur

This entry is part 14 of 17 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 14 of 17 in the series Women EntrepreneursThese tips will help moms transition into business ownership. Female entrepreneurs and women small business owners are a financial force to be reckoned with.  According to the 2012 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, the past 15 years have seen growth in the number, employment and revenues […]

3 steps for differentiating your IT consultancy

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

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series IT consultants seriesHelp your IT consultancy stand out from the crowd with these three marketing tips. As an entrepreneur you know that small business marketing can be challenging. When you’re marketing a service such as IT consulting that many people don’t fully understand, the challenge […]

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