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Outsource or Hire? How to Decide What's Right for Your Business

August 20, 2014

When hiring employees, you have more options than you may realize. Not every position needs to be in office, full time or part time. In some cases, outsourcing some of your staff may give your business exactly what it needs



3 Tips for Preventing & Managing Workplace Accidents
July 21, 2014


People regularly protect their homes from catastrophes. Just think of all the hurricane, earthquake and fire preparedness tools on the market, from insurance coverage to safety supplies available in stores. But what do small business owners do to prepare for on-the-job accidents that could be detrimental to an employee’s health and livelihood, not to mention the company’s reputation?


4 Tips For Managing Cyber Risks Of Remote Workers 
July 17, 2014


Small business owners are the perfect target for hackers. These businesses are more likely to have weaker online security and lack full-time IT support, making them particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks.



Risks To Real Estate Agents And How To Avoid Them
July 11, 2014


Like many small business owners, a real estate business can take years to build. Cementing a reliable client base and establishing your credibility in the industry is hard work.



Business Suits
July, 2014


California may boast the largest population, be home to most state parks and dominate the production of vegetable of any state, but it also tops the charts when it comes to employment practices liability.




How to Get Over Common Obstacles to Small Business Success
June 10, 2014


Every small business owner faces hurdles on the way to business success. What do you think are the major obstacles in your way? The most common obstacle, according to entrepreneurs in a recent poll by Hiscox, is government regulation, cited by 31 percent of small business owners.



Hiscox USA’s CEO Ben Walter Reveals Lessons on Branding
June 2, 2014


Just over two years ago I had the good fortune to take over as CEO of specialist insurer Hiscox's U.S. business unit. Leading this business is a humbling challenge. with both clients and shareholders alike that has been built with hard work and persistence over many decades.


Marketing Makeover: 5 Strategies to Help Grow Your Business

May 5, 2014


As your small business grows and evolves, you'll probably find that some of your promotional tactics are no longer as effective as they once were. Your business — and the world around it — is changing all the time, and the occasional marketing makeover could be just what your brand needs to get back in the game.

Recent press releases

Hiscox study: many small business owners cite government regulation as major obstacle to their business’ success and growth

May 19, 2014

Hiscox, the global specialist insurer, today released a study revealing that nearly one in three (31%) small business owners believe government regulation is the biggest obstacle standing in the way of their success and growth. The study also found that more than 1 in 10 (13%) small businesses suffered a lawsuit with negative consequences.

Hiscox Reactor takes small business owners on an interactive career journey
October 17, 2013

Hiscox, a specialist insurer that provides U.S. small businesses with the simplest way to purchase customized business insurance online or over the phone, today introduced the Hiscox Reactor providing small business owners a personalized virtual career journey powered by the details of their LinkedIn profiles, for the first time in the U.S.

DNA of an American Entrepreneur: Hiscox study reveals challenges and triumphs
September 12, 2013

Hiscox announced today the findings of the fifth annual DNA of an Entrepreneur report. The study includes insights from 500 small and medium-sized businesses across the U.S. and provides a unique and revealing portrait of the financial pressures, stresses, opportunities and challenges faced by entrepreneurs. This year's findings reveal that although male entrepreneurs were more likely to report growth in revenue, new customers and number of employees, the gender gap is narrowing as female entrepreneurs continue to generate strong results.

Hiscox USA introduces direct, online insurance for architects, engineers and design professionals
April 23, 2013

Hiscox, a specialist insurer that provides U.S. small businesses with the simplest way to purchase customized business insurance online or over the phone, today introduced liability insurance policies for architects, engineers and other design professionals. Hiscox’s coverage for these professions is currently available in 38 states and the District of Columbia.

Hiscox Authors Series launches 2013 program with small business expert Gene Marks
April 18, 2013

Hiscox, a specialist insurer that provides U.S. small businesses with the simplest way to purchase customized business insurance online or over the phone, announced today the second installment of its Hiscox Authors Series for Entrepreneurs. The Hiscox Authors Series is a three-month thought leadership initiative that shares expertise, insight and guidance from well-known entrepreneurial authors to help others in successfully launching, running and building their small businesses.

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