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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 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 […]

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 7 in the series Entrepreneur-in-Residence

This entry is part 6 of 7 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 […]

Hiscox Small Business Corner: Brazzlebox.com

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Hiscox Small Business Corner

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Hiscox Small Business CornerA new platform for small businesses prepares to launch as a resource for connecting with other business owners. The Hiscox Small Business Corner series is an outlet for small business owners to highlight what makes their businesses stand out. Previously, we’ve featured […]

For millions in donations, just add cold water

As the Ice Bucket challenges takes over social media, some are questioning it’s value – which is huge for ALS research. No matter where you looked over the past couple weeks – on TV, online and over social media – you couldn’t help but notice all the videos of people dumping buckets of cold water […]

4 of 2014’s best small business marketing tactics

Use the last half of the year to boost your small business marketing with these quick to implement tactics. Small business marketing moves fast, even when you have a marketing plan in place, you’ll need to act quick to implement necessary changes. As a busy entrepreneur you might not have as much time for marketing […]

Why small businesses should consider cyber liability insurance

Independent business consultant Larry Alton shares insight on cyber liability insurance in the guest blog post below. In the Internet-dominated business arena, companies store more sensitive information than ever on their computers. But a shockingly low number of small businesses have invested in cyber liability insurance to combat the potentially devastating effects of a cyber-attack. […]

4 must-dos if you’re thinking of becoming a mompreneur

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Women EntrepreneursThese tips will help moms transition into business ownership. Female entrepreneurs and women small business owners are a financial force to be reckoned with.  According to the 2012 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, the past 15 years have seen growth in the number, employment and revenues […]

3 steps for differentiating your IT consultancy

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series IT consultants series

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series IT consultants seriesHelp your IT consultancy stand out from the crowd with these three marketing tips. As an entrepreneur you know that small business marketing can be challenging. When you’re marketing a service such as IT consulting that many people don’t fully understand, the challenge […]

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