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Category Archives: Small Business

How to choose a modern point-of-sale for your small business

Guest blogger Michelle Yuan, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bindo, shares tips on purchasing your next point of sale system. Let’s face it: Running a small business with a legacy point of sale (POS) is tough. I know this first-hand as Director of Sales and Marketing at Bindo, a cloud-based iPad point-of-sale with a web […]

Delete that tweet or get out of your seat

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Social Media Tips

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Social Media TipsSmall businesses and individuals need to be smart when using social media. Social media is the great equalizer between consumers and businesses.  A customer who has a bad experience with a product or service can now immediately broadcast it to the world over […]

Webinar recap: 8 tips for reducing social media legal risks

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Social Media Tips

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Social Media TipsSocial media use has become essential, but there are some legal risks you should be aware of. The Hiscox Media and Entertainment Liability Insurance division recently hosted a webinar highlighting the legal risks associated with using social media. By now we’re sure you know […]

TweetChat recap: Making the most of summer months

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Hiscox Entrepreneur-in-Residence

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Hiscox Entrepreneur-in-ResidenceMake the most of the remaining months of summer. Our second TweetChat with Hiscox Entrepreneur-in-Residence Brian Moran took place last week. Our first TweetChat focused on small business efficiency and this month’s chat shared tips on how small business owners can make the most […]

Lebron James scores a communications win with his Cleveland return

Lebron James now understands the true value of his name and what it represents. Taking my talents to South Beach What a difference four years makes.  After the ill-conceived LeBron Decision in 2010 tarnished a personal brand many thought was untouchable, Lebron James learned his lesson, got better advisors and did it the right way this time.  […]

Join us for a TweetChat on making the most of your summer months

Hiscox Entrepreneur-in-Residence Brian Moran shares tips on making the most of the summer months as a small business owner. In May, the Hiscox Entrepreneur-in-Residence Brian Moran, hosted a Hiscox TweetChat on small business efficiency. Tips from the chat included outsourcing non-essential work, completing tasks correctly the first time in order to avoid having to do them again and […]

5 steps to making the most of summer months

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Hiscox Entrepreneur-in-Residence

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Hiscox Entrepreneur-in-ResidenceHiscox Entrepreneur-in-Residence Brian Moran shares how to make the summer months within your small business count. With the July 4th weekend behind us, I’m starting to see a lot of work-life balance blog posts, tweets and status updates from my social network. It doesn’t seem […]

Boston entrepreneurs can win tickets to a sunset cruise and networking event!

Network with business owners and investors on a Boston sunset cruise. At Hiscox, we’re providers of small business insurance coverage, but we also look for opportunities that will benefit the small business and entrepreneur communities that we serve. For instance, this blog provides helpful insight on launching and growing a small business from experts inside […]

11 books to spice up every entrepreneur’s summer reading list

Use your down time this summer to catch up on your reading list. Last year, we shared 10 books for your small business summer reading list.  If you’re planning to use the slower pace of the summer for some additional reading, we’ve got recommendations for you depending on your state of mind.  Pick your mood, pick […]

Small business owners really do have time for vacations. Here’s why.

Small business ownership doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice vacation time. Read on for why vacations are essential for small business owners. Summer is in full swing: Kids are out of school, beaches are crowded and temperatures climb so high all you want to do is hang out on a shady beach.  But you’re a […]

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