Kathleen Moore is a content writer for Hiscox. She previously served as the communications manager for the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech and has written for several newspapers, including The Boston Globe and The Springfield Republican. She holds a B.A. in politics from the University of Massachusetts.
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Contractors: don’t leave these tax deductions on the table
If you are like most independent contractors, you value your freedom. You work when you want, where you want, and, if you are really lucky, as often as you want. That freedom does not extend to your business taxes, however.Read More
Are you ready for long-term business success?
Your business ideas are hot -- and fire in your belly is going to keep them that way. That’s the attitude that launches promising start-ups and sustains industry icons. It can’t be learned, faked, or manufactured. So hold onto it. It’s gold.Read More
Are you self-employed, a sole proprietor, or both?
For many of the more than 16 million self-employed individuals in the United States, the answer to this question is probably ‘both.’ All sole proprietors are, by definition, self-employed. But not all self-employed persons are sole proprietors. A little confusing, right?Read More
The pandemic sparked a rush in new single-person businesses. Are they here to stay?
If you have decided it’s time to launch a new business, there’s plenty of inspiration to be found in the post-pandemic economy. An emerging optimism nudged record numbers of entrepreneurs into the single-owner businesses sector in 2021. Their persistent success shows no signs of abating.Read More
Employer’s choice: employees or independent contractors?
Whether you’re an ambitious entrepreneur or an industry titan, you have an important choice when building or expanding your workforce. Do you recruit employees – individuals who will build value by championing a business objective long term? Or do you bring in contract workers – experts who will jazz up, prune, fix, build, (or do anything else you want), and then leave?Read More
How to get a startup business loan
If you are one of the 1.3 million people who filed applications for new businesses in the first quarter of 2021, congratulations. Entrepreneurs like you are proving that the post-pandemic economy holds plenty of promise. Now, before you launch, get a small business start-up loan. Yes, a loan.Read More