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Ted Devine

Ted Devine

Guest Writer / CEO of Insureon

Ted DevineĀ is CEO of Chicago-basedĀ Insureon, an online insurance agency for small and micro businesses. Previously, Devine held senior leadership positions at Aon Corp. and spent 12 years as a director of McKinsey & Co.

Disaster Planning

Sound the Alarms: How Small-Business Owners Can Prepare for Hurricane Season

Disaster readiness is a cost of doing business in hurricane territory.
Gender Differences

How Men and Women Take Risk Differently in Business

How you perceive risk depends on internal factors you've never considered.
Business Moving Forward

4 Qualities That Make for a Great Startup City

All across America there are cities eager for the energy that entrepreneurs have in abundance.
Disaster Recovery

Don't Wait for a Disaster to Interrupt Business. Prepare Now.

Forty to 60 percent of small businesses never reopen after a disaster. Make sure yours isn't one of them.
Advice

7 Business Tips From Mom -- 'Cause She Is the Boss of You

The great advice we got as kids still applies today -- and without the astronomical consulting fees!
Luck

Good Luck is Good Business -- Here's How to Make Both

Research reveals you're capable of creating your own good -- or bad -- fortune.
Super Bowl

Can't Afford a $4 Million Super Bowl Ad? Try These 3 Things Instead.

Every business owner may have dreams of buying a 30-second spot during the mega event. Meanwhile, try these less flashy maneuvers.
Managing Employees

Make Holiday Shenanigans Work for Your Bottom Line

Find out how some seasonal slacking behaviors can actually help your business.
Inspiring Your Team

4 Ways to Preserve Your Company's Culture While It Grows

A CEO reflects on the essential qualities a startup must keep in mind when scaling up in size and trying to preserve its open culture.
Expansion

Turn to Tesla's Example in Steering a Startup to Success

Context, the sharing economy and big data are worth considering when strategizing about how to scale a small company.
Inspiration

10 Things Your Mother Taught You That Will Help Your Business Grow

Revisiting some of the great advice your mom dispensed over the years might do you and your company some good.
Take It From The Pros

Lead From a Place of Confidence, Not Fear

Having continued success means not flinching every time things go wrong.