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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.

3 Practical Ways Small Businesses Can Benefit From Automation

If you’re strapped for time and feeling stress, you should consider automating some of your business processes to save time and even money. In this article we’ll share some practical tips for how you can automation can benefit your business.

The 2017 DNA of an Entrepreneur Report

Each year Hiscox releases its annual DNA of an Entrepreneur Report. This year marks the report’s 9th edition, and we’re pleased to announce that the study reveals a confident and promising growth trend among US small businesses. In fact, 72% of respondents reporting increased top-line revenue in the past year – the highest among all […]

2017 Hiscox Embezzlement Study: How to Prevent Employee Theft

Hiscox’s 2017 Embezzlement Study reveals that 55% of employee fraud cases in the United States occur on Main Street –at businesses with fewer than 500 employees. To make matters worse, the average business can stand to lose $1.13 million to embezzlement.

Small Business Cybersecurity: 5 Risks to Watch

If you own one of the country’s estimated 28 million small businesses, then cybersecurity should be on your radar. According to statistics, about half of all cybersecurity attacks are against small businesses. Not only are cybercrimes growing, but they’re also changing as quickly as online technology. Here are a few of the types of cyberattacks […]

5 Important Small Business Lessons from Recent Startup Failures

As many as 90 percent of all startups will ultimately fail. Even business owners with excellent ideas, financing and drive can be unsuccessful. As a business owner, one of the best things you can do is learn from the mistakes of other entrepreneurs. Take a closer look at five tech startups that failed, see where […]