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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 […]

Use National Preparedness Month to ensure your small business is disaster-ready

Read below for tips to ensure your business is prepared for a disaster. We’re in the midst of the 11th annual National Preparedness Month, started and sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These 30 days encourage individuals and businesses to prepare for emergencies, including natural disasters, weather events, pandemics and terrorist attacks, and it’s the […]

4 tips for small business owners to overcome overwhelm

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Women EntrepreneursGuest blogger Michelle Powell of Some Like IT Organized, shares tips on how to ensure you don’t become too overwhelmed. As the founder of Some Like It Organized, one of the main reasons I am called to help folks get organized is because it […]

3 reasons why women entrepreneurs should go back to school

This entry is part 16 of 17 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 16 of 17 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 17 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 15 of 17 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 […]

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 […]

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