Christy Rakoczy is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on October 2, 2013
Launching a business takes money, and many entrepreneurs have turned to their 401(k)s to provide startup capital in recent years, The New York Times and Reuters report.
Bypassing the banks by using your 401(k) can be a complicated and risky move. But if youâ€…Read » Views: 1,218
on September 30, 2013
Itâ€™s common for U.S. restaurants to automatically add a gratuity to the bill for large parties. But a new IRS rule, scheduled to take effect in January 2014, may make this practice a thing of the past. Thatâ€™s because these built-in tips will increase the b…Read » Views: 773
on September 27, 2013
â€śCurb appealâ€ť doesnâ€™t just help sell houses. If you run a bricks-and-mortar store, how your establishment looks from the street can make the difference between whether people enter your shop or pass on by.
So, how do make your business stand out and get…Read » Views: 730
on September 24, 2013
As you read this, thereâ€™s an 80 percent chance that your email inbox contains between 72 and 21,000 messages, according to Dave Troy, CEO of software maker 410 Labs.
Dealing with all that digital correspondence may seem daunting. Whatâ€™s worse, important c…Read » Views: 684
on September 19, 2013
As a social-media-savvy small-business owner, you know that using Facebook is an effective way to connect with customers and prospects. But are you aware that Facebook users are more likely to search the site for industry-specific information on certain days o…Read » Views: 637
on September 6, 2013
Recent studies show that some 80 percent of students in the United States work part-time while they attend school. These workers â€” who range from high school to university students â€” clock an average of 19 hours a week on the job during the academic year.
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on September 5, 2013
Security cameras are a necessary investment for many small businesses, in order to protect property and prevent merchandise theft and other crimes. Since you already own these devices, wouldnâ€™t it be nice if you could also use them to drive sales? Now you ca…Read » Views: 642