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10 Important personal characteristics of entrepreneurs

Are entrepreneurs born or made? In most cases, it's a little bit of both. Discover some of the most important traits of entrepreneurs and even how you can gain them.

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Black Entrepreneurship

Empowered: How Black entrepreneurs empower America

August is National Black Business Month – a time to recognize the rich economic contributions made by Black entrepreneurs.

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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.

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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. 

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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?

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My Business Dream Story: Devante Blackwell, Director and CEO, Captivating Cinema

We’re talking with Hiscox customers who had a business dream and made it come true. Meet Devante Blackwell, Director and CEO of Captivating Cinema, an award-winning, full service film and video production company.

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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.

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