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Leverage Financial Literacy Month to help your small business

It’s essential to be on top of your small business finances. This Financial Literacy Month, make it a priority. Financial Literacy Month has been celebrated each April since 2000 as a means of improving the financial knowledge and habits of Americans.  While the initiative mainly speaks to individuals, small business owners have a big stake […]

Insuring your tax preparation practice

Book keepers and tax preparers have access to important client information. In cases such as this you want to ensure your small business is properly insured. If you’re one of the million-plus people working as a tax preparer, by now you’ve wrapped up preparing your client’s returns in time to meet this year’s deadline. Hopefully […]

One piece of marketing advice every IT consultant can use

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series IT consultants series

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series IT consultants seriesLearn how vanity URLS can be a simple, yet impactful way, to make your IT consulting firm stand out. As an IT consultant you’re no doubt familiar with vanity URLs – perhaps painfully so, due to past client demands.  Just in case you’re […]

Does your financial planning business have the right business insurance?

Financial advisors help clients avoid surprises within their finances. You can also avoid surprises in your financial advising practice by making sure you’re properly insured. The first half of the year is generally a welcome relief for financial advisors who often spend the last months of the year strategizing with clients and creating financial plans […]

How to professionalize your freelance business

Local D.C. business owners gathered to gain insight on how to make their businesses stand out. A mix of writers, consultants and public relations professionals gathered at The National Press Club in Washington D.C. on April 3rd to learn how to personalize their freelance business and exchange ideas with their peers. Panelists included Shara Gibson […]

Insuring against nature for wedding planners

When working with brides and grooms on their big day, wedding planners have to be prepared for anything. The same goes for insuring their business. Spring is slowly coming to life and that means that summer is right around the corner. Summer weddings are the epitome of easy elegance – at least in photos.  Magazines […]

Hiscox Small Business Corner: Some Like it Organized

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Hiscox Small Business Corner

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Hiscox Small Business CornerHelping others organize their space came natural for Michelle Powell. She followed this passion and became a small business owner. We’re always excited to feature entrepreneurs in the Hiscox Small Business Corner. It’s an opportunity for us to showcase small business owners […]

Riskiest states for employee lawsuits

A Hiscox study revealed the riskiest states for employee lawsuits. Today, Hiscox released a survey detailing the best and worst areas for employee lawsuits in the US.  Four states – California, Illinois, Alabama and Mississippi – along with the District of Columbia, were the top five riskiest areas of the US for employee lawsuits. Businesses in […]

Balance & Focus: The keys to being a successful (and guilt free) womanpreneur

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Women EntrepreneursBusiness coach Brandi Starr says that women entrepreneurs can obtain balance by making sure they are focused. Read Brandi’s three steps for a life of balance and focus. Women business owners naturally face different challenges than their male counterparts. Although each household dynamic is […]

Create a value proposition that differentiates your business from the competition

Guest blogger Michael Zipursky  shares tips on how to define the value your business offers to attract customers. Within the last 14 years, I’ve worked with over 15,000 consutants helping them to land more clients through my business – Consulting Success. Consumers and corporate buyers have more choices today than they’ve ever had before. While that’s great for them, […]

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