Bill Snyder is a business writer for Intuit who is passionate about solving small business problems.
on October 10, 2014
There’s no end to accounting terms related to the financial health of your small business. But you don’t have to be a CPA (or hire one) to get a handle on the basics. Understanding some basic terms is a necessity because if you don’t, you could suddenly …Read » Views: 2,006
on October 3, 2014
There’s no small-business advice older than the maxim, “the customer is always right.” That’s often the case, of course, but sometimes it isn’t. In fact, sometimes the customer is so wrong or such a bad fit that you’re better off saying goodbye, sa…Read » Views: 5,540
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: 1,841
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: 2,732
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: 2,011
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: 1,216
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: 3,369
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: 1,178