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How will small businesses vote in the midterm elections?

November 15, 2014

Americans are generally optimistic about the future, and small business owners are usually more positive than others about what lies ahead.


Four Ways Female Entrepreneurs Drive Business Growth Through Social Media Marketing

November 3, 2014

Last year, I sat in the audience of a panel on women entrepreneurs driving fashion tech at the We Own It Summit in London. Dessislava Bell, founder of Zaggora, shared her story of growing her business entirely on social media.


Excess and Surplus Lines Overcapacity Drives Prices Down, Diversifies Offerings

September 28, 2014


Overcapacity in the excess and surplus lines market is pushing rates down and prompting insurers and brokers to diversify their product and service offerings.


As Businesses Grow, Executives Try To Better Manage Cyber Risk

September 24,2014


With cyberattacks on the rise, companies are scrambling to find ways to protect themselves from cyber criminals.


BPO: What It Is, When It Makes Sense

September 22,2014


Identifying the right tasks and processes to outsource is critical to maximizing the potential success of a BPO outsourcing strategy. "You want to identify tasks that aren't value-added and are impacting your overall productivity," advises Hunter Hoffmann, head of U.S. communications at Hiscox Insurance.


DNA of American Entrepreneurs

September 19,2014

What is the DNA of American Entrepreneurs: Hiscox study reveals signs of growth and innovation. Majority of U.S. small business owners are optimistic for the year ahead and plan to launch new products.


9 Things Entrepreneurs Should Know

September 19,2014

Hiscox, an insurance provider for small businesses, just released its annual DNA of an Entrepreneur study, which finds most American entrepreneurs owners embracing their inner Pollyannas. More than half of all small business owners are optimistic about the coming year, possibly because 50 percent experienced revenue growth in the past year and 57 percent attracted new customers.


Study: Small Business Owners Optimistic And Thriving

September 17,2014


Small business owners are optimistic about the coming year, according to a new study released from Hiscox, a small business insurer. small business owners are experiencing growth in revenue and planning on launching new products...


Small Business Optimism Grows, Despite Rising Fears of Cyber Attacks

September 16,2014

Think your company is too small to be hacked? Think again. Small business owners are growing increasingly optimistic about the future, reversing a trend seen between 2012 and 2013.

 Millennial vs. Boomer Entrepreneurs: What Constitutes Work?

September 12,2014

As a small business owner, what do you consider work? Is it simply what you do in the office or does it encompass things like checking emails on the weekends and going to networking events?


3 Considerations Before Deciding To Hire Or Outsource

August 29, 2014

At some point in their journey, most entrepreneurs will reach a tipping point where they need to grow from a one-person shop into a small business with extra help on board to really expand and reach their goals.


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

DNA of an American Entrepreneur: Hiscox study reveals signs of growth and innovation

September 9, 2014

Hiscox, a global specialist insurer that provides U.S. small businesses with the simplest way to purchase customized business insurance directly online or over the phone, announced today the U.S. findings of their sixth annual DNA of an Entrepreneur report.

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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