Startups Can Now Buy Insurance to Protect Themselves Against Patent Trolls

Image credit:Shutterstock Patent trolls are a huge problem in this country. Known officially as Patent Assertion Entities, they don't actually create new products, but instead make money by amassing a collection of patents and suing accused infringers. Big corporations typically have the resources to fight them off, which explains why most patent infringement lawsuits are …

Will Obamacare Still Spur Entrepreneurship? Economists Weigh In

Image credit:Shutterstock Reader Resource Position yourself for growth in 2017—join us live at the Entrepreneur 360™. Flash Sale—save up to $200 on registration. Ends Thursday. Secure Your Seat » The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, could encourage 1.2 million people to leave steady jobs and strike out on their own, according to a …

Major Health Insurer Says It Won’t Renew Policies Due to Obamacare Changes

Image credit:komencsnj.org In one of the biggest blows to health insurance for small businesses in the country, the largest provider of small-group and individual coverage in New Jersey says it will not renew any 2013 policies for its current members, citing changes in the implementation of Obamacare. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey …

Brands Can Now Buy Insurance to Protect Themselves If a Celeb Spokesperson Goes Nuts

Image credit:JD Lasica | Flickr Reader Resource Position yourself for growth in 2017—join us live at the Entrepreneur 360™. Flash Sale—save up to $200 on registration. Ends Thursday. Secure Your Seat » Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is world-renowned for his beast butterfly stroke, but he’s also known for his puff-puff …

Lean Startup Lessons for Healthcare Businesses

Image credit:Shutterstock Reader Resource Position yourself for growth in 2017—join us live at the Entrepreneur 360™. Flash Sale—save up to $200 on registration. Ends Thursday. Secure Your Seat » Entrepreneurs with ideas for health-related businesses typically devise their business plans based on discoveries they made in medical laboratories, or problems they needed to solve in …

Better Safe Than Sorry: How Startups are Staying Protected in Cyberspace

Image credit:Shutterstock This story appears in the February 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Even business intelligence firms can learn a thing or two about doing business in the digital era. Just ask Bowman & Partners, a Roanoke, Texas-based startup that mines a wealth of brand and consumer data to create customer management strategies and …

A Business Owners Guide to Workers Compensation Insurance

While at work, employees are exposed to lots of hazards that can┬álead to injuries. In certain situations, they might fall ill and require medical attention. In other workplaces, they might get injured lifting heavy merchandise. Workers compensation insurance is meant to compensate workers who will suffer illnesses and injuries while discharging their duties. The federal …