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5 things you need to know about starting a photography business

Creating your own business can take a lot of hard work, and learning how to start a photography business is no different. Learning how to handle the administrative aspects of starting a small business is just as important as honing your craft. Here are five things to think about when starting a photography business.

How to prepare your small business for the fall

Fall is in full swing. Use the tips below to keep your small business on track. Every year as the days get shorter and leaves start to brown, we begin to hear a lot about winterizing homes and gardens to prepare for the coming winter. What we don’t hear so much about is getting your […]

How can entrepreneurs build a great business plan?

Business plans help clarify small business goals, as well as the steps needed to achieve them. In order to attract attention from investors, writing a business plan detailing how you will implement your business’ strategy is imperative. Learning how to make a business plan can seem daunting, especially when you’re new to running a business […]

Bookkeeping tips for small businesses

Small business bookkeeping is just one of the many tasks every business owner must handle. Successful businesses know that in order to stay afloat, they need an efficient process for everything from tax forms to inventory. Staying on top of your small business bookkeeping can be tough, but doing so will give you better control […]

What is a sole proprietorship?

Because a sole proprietorship is the simplest form of business an entrepreneur can start, it is also the most prevalent small business type. A sole proprietorship is a business run by a single owner. Because there are no other people involved in running your business, you are entitled to all of the profits gained, as […]

What is e-insurance and how can it help with your small business?

E-insurance usage can lessen the burden of paperwork for small business owners. A small business has enough to worry about without having to keep track of its insurance paperwork. E-insurance accounts, launched on the Insurance Repository System (or IRS), allow small businesses to store insurance statements and policies electronically, all on a single platform. Aside […]

What types of small businesses are women starting?

With the kids in school – or maybe out of the house for good – some moms may have time on their hands. There are plenty of small business ideas for women that could lead to more moms becoming mompreneurs. Deciding to start a small business may be the next logical step for moms looking […]

Top 10 small businesses to start

Are you thinking of making a career change? Choosing your own small business to start is no easy task! With the right amount of research and luck, you can build a lasting venture. Choosing the right type of small business to start is challenging, but here are some of the top industries for burgeoning entrepreneurs. Event Planning […]

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 […]

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