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Hiscox provides small business owners and entrepreneurs customized liability insurance, general liability insurance, and professional liability insurance. The Hiscox small business blog provides support and resources on all aspects of small businesses because we understand the courage it takes to start and run a small business.

Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs: Continuous Improvement

Entrepreneurs are always looking for ways to improve their businesses. But the truly successful entrepreneurs—those who rise above the rest—are far more conscious about it. Rather than waiting for inspiration to strike, they make the effort to consider ways in which they can continuously improve every aspect of their business, no matter how small.

Social Media for Small Business – How to Deal with Online Customer Reviews

Small business owners should have a strategy for generating positive customer reviews and dealing with negative ones. Here’s how to get started.

Small Business Expert Brian Moran Named 2016 Hiscox Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Hiscox is excited to announce our 2016 Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR), Brian Moran. Brian is the founder and CEO of Brian Moran & Associates. He is a trusted small business expert, and will provide insider tips, tricks, and solutions for building and protecting your small business.

Small Business Tips – Stress Relief For Tax Day and More

Tax day is stressful for everyone, especially accountants. As the deadline gets closer, tempers get shorter and the pressure builds. Working under stress isn’t good for your health, and it can lead to less efficient work and more mistakes, which translates to still more stress. Yet workplace stress afflicts workers at every level, in every industry. Here’s how to break the stress cycle.

Can Volunteering be Part of Your Small Business Marketing Strategy?

If your small business has a limited marketing budget – getting involved in the community through volunteer projects, in-kind donations, and small sponsorships can be a great way to get local name recognition at a steep discount.