Hiscox Authors Series launches 2013 program with small business expert Gene Marks

 Hiscox Authors Series launches 2013 program with small business expert Gene

Hiscox Authors Series for Entrepreneurs shares tips, tools and guidance for
small business owners

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, April 18, 2013

NEW YORK, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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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Gene Marks, author of, In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash — Simple Lessons
from Smart Business People, will share what he has learned from his own
experiences as an entrepreneur. His direct approach to guidance includes
everything from taking the leap to start a business and the associated risks,
to the happenings in Washington and economic trends relevant to small business

"Gene Marks brings a great level of expertise and helpful advice to the Hiscox
Authors Series for Entrepreneurs," said Kevin Kerridge, Director for Small
Business Insurance at Hiscox. "Not only has he experienced the challenges of
being a small business owner firsthand, but as an influential columnist, he is
able to keep on top of trends in real-time, providing added value to our
customers and small business owners in general. Hiscox remains committed to
providing innovative solutions to small businesses, through unique, relevant
and timely content that benefits them."

The first installment of Hiscox's Authors Series for Entrepreneurs in 2012
featured Susan Urquhart-Brown, author of The Accidental Entrepreneur: The 50
Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Starting a Business, and Stephanie
Chandler, author of Leap! 101 Ways to Grow Your Business. 

As part of the 2013 Hiscox Authors Series, small business owners will have
direct access for three months to tips, tricks and tools through Hiscox's
website, live events and various social media channels, including blog posts,
Google+ Chats and webinars. Visit Hiscox's Facebook, Twitter and Google+
social media channels for up-to-date information on the Hiscox Authors Series
with Gene Marks through the end of June.

"The thought of being a small business owner is often romanticized, and the
hard work, sacrifice and time that goes into making a business successful is
not fully weighed by entrepreneurs," said Gene Marks, who in addition to being
an author writes weekly columns and blogs for The New York Times, Forbes.com,
The Huffington Post, Inc.com and Philadelphia Magazine. Gene has also written
five books on business management specifically geared towards small- and
medium-sized businesses and frequently appears on FOX Business, FOX News and
CNBC to discuss matters affecting the business community.

"By participating in Hiscox's Authors Series for Entrepreneurs I hope to share
some of the knowledge that I have obtained over the years with future and
current small business owners and help them understand the steps necessary to
start, grow and maintain a business' success. I'm truly excited to work with
Hiscox on this initiative."

Hiscox specializes in insurance for small business owners, such as
professional liability (errors and omissions insurance) and commercial general
liability policies customized for a range of fields including IT, consulting,
marketing, photography, real estate, beauty and health.

About Hiscox Small Business Insurance
Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and
listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). Hiscox is the first company in
the U.S. to offer insurance for small professional services businesses direct,
online, and in real-time. We provide professional liability, general liability
and business owner's insurance, underwritten by Chicago-based Hiscox Insurance
Company Inc., which is rated 'A' (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Additional
information can be found on the Why Choose Hiscox? page. Coverages are subject
to underwriting and may not be available in all states.

Hiscox also provides professional liability, property and specialty insurance
to US businesses through US-based brokers. This communication does not
constitute a solicitation of business by Hiscox's syndicates at Lloyd's,

To learn more about Hiscox Small Business Insurance, visit
http://www.hiscoxusa.com/small-business-insurance/ or speak with a Hiscox
licensed advisor at (888) 283-7545 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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Website: http://www.hiscoxusa.com
Contact: Hiscox, Hunter Hoffmann, (646) 442-8341, hunter.hoffmann@hiscox.com;
Chris Brown (for Hiscox), (203) 254-1300 ext. 206, cbrown@prosek.com
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