Hurricane Season May Heat Up.
Is Your Small Business Ready?

Although “average” hurricane activity dominated hurricane predictions earlier this year, some experts are now anticipating an increase in storms. The hurricane season, which officially begins June 1 and ends November 30, could see 14 named storms in the Atlantic Basin. … Continue reading

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Cyber Criminals Bully the Smaller

In speaking with small to medium size business (SMB) owners about network security or privacy events, such as a cyber breach, I’ve discovered there’s some misunderstanding about their risk and how their current insurance program will respond to this type of loss. Often they believe that their general liability policy will protect them or that they’ve got coverage under their media liability or directors and officers liability policies. They are potentially both wrong and right. Continue reading

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Small Biz Eyes Global Opportunity

More small businesses are eying opportunities abroad, but before your company packs its bags for new markets, it’s crucial to make sure you don’t leave your insurance behind. Continue reading

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Cyber Extortion Poses Threat to Small & Large Business

Today, extortion has entered the digital age, with businesses increasingly at risk from criminals who hack their systems, steal private information and then impose demands — or else. While companies have been busy combatting the threat of hackers and data breaches, the threat of cyber extortion is often overlooked. Continue reading

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Executive Assumptions and Costly Lawsuits

With the average cost of a directors and officers lawsuit being nearly $700,000, according to the Chubb 2013 Private Company Risk Survey, it’s advisable to watch this three-minute clip and familiarize yourself with the trending D&O claims posed against private companies.
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Big Risks for the Smaller Sized

If 2014 is anything like 2013, private companies should protect themselves from the evolving risks cited in this Property Casualty 360 article, “Wide Coverage Gaps Leave Private Companies Vulnerable to Expensive Lawsuits.”

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Small Biz Vulnerable to Cyber Breaches

Almost every small business is charged with managing company and customer data electronically. While the headlines may broadcast data breaches at large companies, small companies are also susceptible to data theft, fraud and other cyber-related risks. Symantec’s Small Business Survey … Continue reading

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