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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.

How to Form a Local Small Business Alliance

As a small business owner, you may sometimes feel overwhelmed at the prospect of competing with the larger companies.’ Even though you may have a unique product or service, you may find yourself coming up against companies much larger than yours. These established firms, with their economies of scale and established market penetration, can be intimidating. So what’s a small business owner to do?

The 2016 Hiscox DNA of an Entrepreneur Report

Hiscox’s 8th annual DNA of an Entrepreneur Study reveals a strong bullish streak among entrepreneurs. The report, which pulls data from more than 1,000 US entrepreneurs, indicates that small business growth is surging, with 70% reporting a growth in revenue, 68% reporting a growth in profits, and 73% adding new customers. Despite this good news, a notable number of entrepreneurs are clearly dissatisfied with the political landscape.

Small Business Photographers ‘Capture Courage’

At Hiscox, we believe that anything worth having comes with at least some risk, which is why courage is so important. This summer we challenged our photography clients to show us, through their lens, what courage means to them. We’re pleased to introduce our winners!

3 Hacks to Enhance Your Local SEO Game

With at least half of all searches being conducted on mobile devices, local search engine optimization has become a critical part of marketing strategy. Google continuously looks for ways to get people the best search results for where they are. Knowing how it works will help you get the most from local search engine optimization.

What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

There are entrepreneur characteristics, like commitment, goal-orientation and hands-on involvement. But there are different types of entrepreneurs, and knowing which type you are can help you make the most of your positive characteristics while side-stepping potential landmines.