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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.

Hiscox Encourages Courageous Filmmakers at the Austin Film Festival

At Hiscox we know that, similar to running a small business, creating a truly great film comes with some risks. That’s why we’re excited to be a leading sponsor of the Austin Film Festival for the second year in a row!

Small Business Hiring: Employee vs. Independent Contractor

If your business has grown to the point where you can no longer do everything yourself— congratulations! That’s a big milestone for entrepreneurs and it signifies that you’re making smart business decisions . Bringing on a new employee or contractor is a smart way to ease your workload, but it’s not something that should be entered into lightly and there are some important distinctions between the two classes of workers. When choosing between the two, keep the following considerations in mind.

Hiscox Partners with Square, Fundera, LicenseLogix and Magisto on New Small Business Resource Center

At Hiscox we are committed to supporting the growth of small businesses. As part of that commitment we’re excited to announce the launch of a new Small Business Resource Center in coordination with top small business service providers, Fundera,, Licenselogix, Magisto, and Square.

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.