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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Start Your Own Business: Things Every Newbie Female Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 3:56 PM

Starting a new business is always a challenge. Even if you're a newbie to the world of business ownership, you can find financial success and fulfilment. Follow these steps and add in plenty of hard work and commitment, and you'll be on your way to lifelong business ownership.


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Friday, June 02, 2017

How to Protect Your Marketing, Communications, or Public Relations Business

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 11:22 AM

Marketing plays a critical role in the success of any business. From advertising and public relations to digital and social media, marketing creates awareness and generates business for your clients. Since you are being entrusted with the responsibility of protecting and promoting the image of your client, should you ever do anything that negatively impacts their bottom line or reputation, your business could be sued.

A claim or lawsuit can be costly, even if you haven't made a mistake. If you're operating a business, you need to be prepared to be sued for just about anything, whether the suit has merit or not. If you're found to be liable, the cost of a judgment could put you out of business.

For more information on how to protect your business, read on.


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Friday, May 19, 2017

5 Smart Business Pitch Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 2:22 PM

Female business leaders face several problems in the modern economy, including but not limited to a lack of capital for small businesses.

The struggle of women entrepreneurs is not news. For at least the past decade, women have been issued fewer loans than their male counterparts. The interest rates of these loans are often higher than the average rate for similar amounts.

Numerous organizations have grants for female entrepreneurs, but women will inevitably need to rely on traditional capital investors. By using these pitching strategies, you may be able to obtain larger loans with fair interest rates.


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Monday, May 08, 2017

3 Reasons Your LLC Needs Small Business Insurance

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 1:21 PM

Forming an LLC is a good first step toward protecting yourself, your family and your business. There are many circumstances, however, when the assets of your business could be in jeopardy.

Here are three reasons why your LLC needs business insurance.


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Friday, April 14, 2017

Top Tips for Women Entrepreneurs Looking for a Business Mentor

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 12:25 PM

To run a successful small business, it helps to learn from another successful business owner.

For female entrepreneurs, it can be challenging to find a mentor who understands the unique challenges faced by women in the business world.

Finding a role model is key for those women who are ready to grow their small business and become successful entrepreneurs.


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Top Small Business Tax Tips for 2017

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 1:39 PM

Without the right preparation, you risk higher costs and greater stress when it comes time to write that check to the IRS.

Don't let tax season sneak up on you this year; follow these tips to stay prepared and free of stress throughout 2017.


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

15 Small Business Grants All Women Entrepreneurs Should Apply For

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 2:48 PM

It can be difficult enough for startup companies to become profitable, however small businesses led by women are at an even greater disadvantage.

Data from the loan market suggests that female entrepreneurs are 5 percent less likely to receive conventional business loans.

Fortunately, several lenders and corporations have acknowledge female entrepreneurs' disadvantages and have attempted to reduce gender inequality and build the economy.

Read on for our list of business grants all women entrepreneurs should apply for.


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Monday, March 06, 2017

5 Things You Must Do if You're Buying a Small Business

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 10:23 AM

Buying a small business will net you new connections, assets, and a new income stream.

All of which are beneficial in theory.

However, purchasing a small business is a big step that often entails taking on significant risk.

Read on for give steps you must follow to limit that risk and avoid buyer's remorse.


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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Small Business Cyber Security: How to Prevent a Cyber Attack on a Budget

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 11:27 AM

Regardless of the industry or its size, businesses are falling victim to cyber-attacks at an ever increasing rate.

What's worse, is that 60% of small businesses can expect to be hacked in a calendar year, according to the report.

With so much at risk, its important for small businesses to find effective and affordable ways to protect themselves from cyber thieves.

This post outlines steps that are not only effective, but also affordable to help you sleep better at night knowing your company is as safe as possible from cyber-attacks.


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Monday, January 30, 2017

Small Business Hiring: Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 9:30 AM

If your business has grown to the point where you can no longer do everything yourself - congratulations! That's a big milestone for entrepreneurs and it signifies that you're making smart business decisions.

Though bringing on a new employee or contractor is a smart way to ease your workload, its not something that should be entered into lightly and there are some distinctions between the two classes of workers.

Read on for some factors to help you decide whether your new hire should be an independent contractor or an employee.


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Friday, January 13, 2017

Business Insurance 101 - Everything You Need To Know

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 11:33 AM

Running a small business is like walking a tightrope, thrilling but also comes with some risk. Whether you're a veteran entrepreneur or making your first foray into business, there are an overwhelming number of things to learn.

Learning about small business insurance can seem like learning a new language, so in this post we've tried to explain everything you need to know in a vocabulary that's easy to understand. You'll find out how to choose the right coverage and what you can expect from your policy.

That's one more thing you can check off your list of things to do to get your business off the ground!


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Friday, December 30, 2016

Field Guide To Starting A Business

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 12:33 PM

With the new year upon us now just might be the perfect time to turn that great idea that you know will take off into a reality. Or perhaps you've been doing a side gig that you're ready to take full time. Either way, there are several steps you should take to get your business off on the right foot.

There are many things to think about when starting a business. Read on for tips on how to plan in advance to give your business the best chance of success.


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Friday, December 16, 2016

Seven Ways to Maximize Holiday Sales for Small Business

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 10:02 AM

With the holiday season in full swing, it seems as though everyone is spending more money, but is your small business making more money?

During this busy season of gift buying, your small business may flourish or may be all but forgotten in the rush.

Read on for tips to bring in extra business for this and future holiday seasons.


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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Why Small Business Insurance May Be the Best Investment You Can Make

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 4:40 PM

We understand that as a small business owner every dollar you don't spend goes towards your bottom line and helps make your business more profitable.

However, not having business insurance can hurt your small business in the long run as a client can sue you, even if you haven't made a mistake.

Investing in your business over the long term is smart, and protecting your business with liability insurance can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Find business insurance tailored to your specific type of business and the unique risks you face with our new post.


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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Five Mobile Marketing Trends for Small Business to Watch

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 10:50 AM

The rise of mobile technology cannot be denied - people live their lives on their smart phones and do everything from buying movie tickets to checking their blood sugar on their devices.

It is estimated that, by 2019, more than half of online traffic will come from devices that aren't PC's, and mobile and wireless traffic is likely to exceed traffic on wired devices.

With this in mind it is clear that the upsurge in mobile has big implications for small businesses. By embracing the latest tends in mobile, your business will be able to compete even against companies much larger than your own.

Read on for the five trends to watch in mobile marketing.


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Friday, October 28, 2016

Three Hacks to Enhance Your Local SEO Game

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 10:59 AM

With at least half of all searches being conducted on mobile devices, never has it been more imperative to incorporate local search engine optimization into your business marketing strategy. Understanding and staying on top of the local SEO game will maximize your local search results and potentially help keep your business as high up in the rankings as possible.


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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

How To Form a Small Business Alliance

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 9:40 AM

Being a small business makes it hard to get the exposure and opportunities your company deserves, especially when you're up against some bigger or more established companies. So how can a small business compete? Read our latest blog post for some tips to joining a small business alliance to get the opportunities your company deserves!


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The 2016 Hiscox DNA of an Entrepreneur Report

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 12:12 PM

Despite obstacles with funding and government policies, U.S. small business owners are reporting growth in revenue, profit, and new customers by more than 60%. For some insight into what's top of mind for these successful American entrepreneurs read our 2016 Hiscox DNA of an Entrepreneur Report.


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Friday, July 15, 2016

Hiscox 2016 Small Business Embezzlement Study

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 9:23 AM

In this article, Hiscox presents their 2016 Small Business Embezzlement Study


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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Certificate of Liability Insurance – What is it and why do I need it?

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 4:06 PM

In this article, Hiscox explains what a Certificate of Liability Insurance is since all small business owners will be asked for one when doing business


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Monday, May 23, 2016

Small Business Management – 4 Ways to Prevent A Data Breach

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 12:55 PM

In this article, Hiscox offers advice on how to prevent a data breach within your business


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Friday, May 06, 2016

Social Media for Small Business – How to Deal with Online Customer Reviews

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 4:48 PM

Have you had the experience as a business owner of receiving bad reviews and not knowing how to handle it? In this article, Hiscox offers advice on how to deal with this scenario.


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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Small Business Tips – Stress Relief For Tax Day and More

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 3:59 PM

The tax deadline means stress for not only accountants and bookkeepers but for business owners as well. In this article Hiscox gives tips on how to deal with stress, and not only during tax time.


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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Importance of SMART Business Goals

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 12:54 PM

In this article we emphasize to small business owners the importance of creating smart business goals


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Friday, January 22, 2016

Tax Season is Coming - Bookkeepers Can Benefit

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 10:40 AM

"Tax time is just around the corner. Here we present ways that bookkeepers can grow their businesses through both old and new strategies"


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Thursday, January 07, 2016

How to Protect your Small Business from Cold Weather Lawsuits

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 3:58 PM

In this blog post for small business owners, we offer advice on how to be proactive against cold weather lawsuits now that winter has arrived.


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Monday, December 14, 2015

Small Business Marketing– 4 Champions of Digital Engagement and Why They Get it Right

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 11:37 AM

In this blog post for small business owners, we feature 4 businesses that use engagement in social media to help grow their presence.


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Monday, November 16, 2015

Booking for Small Business – Accountant or Bookkeeper?

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 1:26 PM

In this blog post for small business owners, we analyse the difference between accountants and bookkeepers and knowing which one is right for your situation.


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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Small Business Expo - New York City- June 4th

Posted to Event by Ms. Priyanka Agarwal of Hiscox Business Insurance at 8:43 AM

Come visit Hiscox USA at the Small Business Expo, Javits Convention Center - Hall 1C space #101.
Russ Findlay, Head of Marketing will be speaking at 2:15- 3:00 pm on Small Business Insurance: What you need to know


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Monday, May 12, 2014

Enter the Hiscox contest for a chance to win something new for your business toolkit

Posted to Announcement by Ms. Chelsea Hunt of at 4:06 PM

National Small Business Week, which highlights the contributions of small business owners and entrepreneurs across America, kicks off this week. In honor of the annual event, the Hiscox Small Business Insurance team is offering business owners the opportunity to share the “Biggest Business Risk Ever Taken” for a chance to win some great prizes to add to their business toolkit. Follow the link below for contest details and the list of prizes. Good luck!


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