Bill Snyder

Bill Snyder is a business writer for Intuit who is passionate about solving small business problems.

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    How to Set Up a Retirement Plan for Your Employees

    by on September 3, 2014

    Offering a retirement plan to your employees will cost you money, as well as time and effort. But the small business that can afford to do so will often be rewarded with a happier workforce, better-qualified applicants and significantly less turnover. Getting…

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    Why Cash Flow Is King (and Other Lessons in Small-Business Finance)

    by on March 21, 2014

    Nearly a third of new employer firms fail within the first two years [PDF], according to the Small Business Administration.

    There’s no single reason for their failure. But after working with hundreds of entrepreneurs, consultant and author Richard Weinbe…

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    Dan Antonelli on Building a Big Brand for Your Small Business

    by on February 25, 2014

    You deliver an excellent product or service, employ top-notch people, and have a good location. But business isn’t going as well as you’d hoped. Maybe it’s time to rethink your branding strategy.

    Don’t have one? You’re not alone. Few small businesse…

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    How One Neighborhood Bookstore Takes on Amazon

    by on February 7, 2014

    In the era of Amazon and eBay, what can a small, bricks-and-mortar retailer do to survive? In a few words, build a community, says Eric Whittington, founder of Bird & Beckett Books and Records in San Francisco’s cozy Glen Park neighborhood.

    Whittington …

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    Surprise! A Desktop PC May Be a Better Investment Than a Laptop

    by on January 29, 2014

    Here’s a product you don’t hear much about anymore: the desktop PC. Yawn, right?

    Although the big, boring, and boxy device may seem as dead as the VCR, don’t be so quick to give it a thumbs-down. Any technology you buy for your small business should be …

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    Just Say No to Tech Purchases That Won’t Yield ROI

    by on January 9, 2014

    When your kid asks you for a toy you can’t afford or don’t think is appropriate for his or her age, you simply say “no.” Sure, your response may elicit tears or a tantrum, but you know what’s right for your child.

    The same is true in your other impo…

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