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Category Archives: Small Business

3 reasons why women entrepreneurs should go back to school

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Women EntrepreneursSchool is back in session. This is a great time for women business owners to increase their skills. Work-at-Home-Moms and women business owners everywhere breathed a collective sigh of relief as their bright-eyed children went back to school this fall. After a long, lazy […]

3 fall cleaning tips for your business

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Women EntrepreneursGuest blogger Eydie Stumpf of Terra Media Marketing shares tips for getting into the swing of things after the lazy days of summer. Ahhhhh – those crazy, lazy days of summer. Are you like many people who take the time to slow down during […]

Hiscox DNA of an American Entrepreneur 2014

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series eDNA Survey

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series eDNA SurveyThe 2014 Hiscox DNA small business survey highlights the triumphs and challenges of the American entrepreneur. We’re excited to share the U.S. results from Hiscox’s sixth annual global DNA of an Entrepreneur report.  This year we again surveyed 500 U.S. small business owners and […]

What does the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard mean for your Business?

If your business accepts credit cards, make sure you know how to keep your customers information secure. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of standards that establishes and enforces security requirements for customers, businesses and service providers. It was developed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council  (PCI […]

Cast your vote for Hiscox in the Small Business Influencer Awards

Consider casting a vote for Hiscox for a Small Business Influencer Award! We’re excited to share that once again this year, Hiscox was nominated to receive a Small Business Influencer Award in the category of Corporations. The annual awards is in its fourth year and it honors companies, organizations, vendors, apps and people who’ve made […]

Hiscox TweetChat: Results of the 2014 DNA of an Entrepreneur survey

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Entrepreneur-in-Residence

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Entrepreneur-in-ResidenceFind out what small business owners are thinking with the release of the Hiscox annual small business survey. Next week, Hiscox will release the results of the 2014 DNA of an Entrepreneur survey. The annual survey features responses from 3,500 business owners from the U.S., […]

3 simple steps to check the overall health of your small business

Conduct a check up of your small business to make sure you’re on the right track. It’s always a good idea to check in on your business to gain a better understanding of its overall health—even when you think it’s doing well. As a trusted source of information for small business owners, BizLaunch provides resources […]

3 steps to ensure your small business passes an IRS audit

Follow these steps to ensure your small business passes an IRS audit. First, what is an IRS audit? An audit is an accounting procedure in which the IRS examines your financial records to verify that you filed the return in question accurately. If you have your paperwork and receipts (or access to them) and can […]

What type of retirement plan should your small business offer?

Guest blogger Charlene Barkley shares tips on finding the right retirement plan to fit your small business, and employees, needs. I recently shared my story about the launch of Brazzlebox.com, a business to-business social media network for small and home-based businesses, in the Hiscox Small Business Corner. In addition to being a platform for small […]

5 ways to use social media in your small business

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Entrepreneur-in-Residence

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Entrepreneur-in-ResidenceHiscox Entrepreneur-in-Residence Brian Moran shares why your small business should start using social media today. As someone who works with social media on a daily basis, it’s hard to fathom how millions of business owners still haven’t seen the light when it comes to using […]

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