Bill Snyder is a business writer for Intuit who is passionate about solving small business problems.
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…Read » Views: 197
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…Read » Views: 648
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…Read » Views: 423
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 …Read » Views: 286
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 …Read » Views: 599
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…Read » Views: 245