Is it time to start your own business? - Daily Telegraph Is it time to start your own business? - Daily Telegraph

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Is it time to start your own business? - Daily Telegraph

Is it time to start your own business? - Daily Telegraph

If you use your car for business, invite clients into your home, offer advice or are the main breadwinner for your family, then you need the appropriate cover. Home-based firms are vulnerable to business disruption, legal claims and damage to property just like site-based ones.

But the message is clear. If you can start a lean business, attract clients and cover yourself against the worst-case scenario, now could be the best time yet to take the plunge into self-employment, regardless of the choppy waters.

What AXA can do for you

AXA’s new website for businesses — — allows start-ups to assess their insurance needs and buy cover in a clear and simple way.

Business owners who want to keep an eye on what they spend can strip out the add-ons and be safe in the knowledge that they have the basics sorted, while others can select add-ons appropriate to their structure and the service they provide — all at the click of a mouse.

Customers decide their own premium and can see at a glance how much various elements of cover cost. This modular approach, written in plain English, is a quick and pain-free way to protect your business, giving you more time to concentrate on your big idea. And for customers who want the comfort of knowing they have all the bases covered at the right level, AXA’s helpline operators are on hand to give you the best advice around the clock.

Business owner with gunshot wound to the head chases away robber in Norcross - Examiner

With a gunshot wound to his head, a business owner managed to fight off and chase away a robber Monday afternoon in Norcross.

Now police said they have the alleged robber in custody, and they have charged him with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Mr. Jeremy Williams, 20, of Lawrenceville, was transported to the Gwinnett County Jail where he remained Tuesday, officials said.

His alleged victim, Mr. Damien Ezekie, 56, was transported to a local hospital, according to Gwinnett County police.

Investigators said about 5 p.m., officers responded to 5267 Singleton Road after receiving a call about the robbery at the business services and tax office.

An armed man attempted to rob Mr. Ezekie and the two got into a struggle, police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said.

“Williams shot Ezekie once in the head,” Cpl. Smith said. “Ezekie was able to chase the suspect from his business and spoke briefly to officers before being transported to a local hospital.”

Several witnesses reported the suspect's description to police, who were able to locate Mr. Williams a short distance away from the business, Cpl. Smith said.

Mr. Phil Miller, who lives nearby on Singleton Road told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he didn't hear a gunshot, but saw Mr. Ekezie trying to chase the alleged gunman outside.

"He was saying, ‘Y'all, get me some help,' " Mr. Miller said.”He was conscious."

One of his neighbors called the police who have not yet been able to confirm if anything was stolen.

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