Dave Clarke

Dave Clarke is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.

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    USDA Earmarks $150 Million for Rural Businesses

    by on June 10, 2014

    Small town (or even no town) America, listen up: Uncle Sam has up to $150 million ready to invest in your rural business.

    As part of the White House Rural Council’s “Made in Rural America” initiative, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsac…

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    Why Your Small Business Needs Cyber Insurance

    by on June 5, 2014

    Sometimes small-business owners feel invisible compared to more established brands. But when it comes to cyber crime, your business is just as visible — and vulnerable — as any Fortune 500 concern. Nearly one-third of all cyber attacks in 2013 targeted compa…

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    5 Questions to Ask Before Refinancing Your Small-Business Loan

    by on May 29, 2014

    When it comes to financing or refinancing their loans, small-business owners often face an uneven playing field. Financiers work with loans, loan terms, and loan documents day in and day out. But, for you as a small-business owner, it’s probably uncharted te…

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    5 Licensing Lessons Every Inventor Should Understand

    by on May 22, 2014

    Americans have long admired inventors, those gadgeteers intent on thinking up the next big thing. From Ben Franklin, who tinkered with eyeglasses to create bifocals to Fulton’s steam engine, Bell’s telephone and Edison’s light bulbs, the notion of buildi…

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    Hyperlocal Advertising: How to Use Window Graphics

    by on May 5, 2014

    Retail marketers have been giving hyperlocal advertising — the act of appealing directly to customers and prospects in the immediate vicinity — all sorts of buzz lately.

    As a small-business owner, perhaps you’ve heard of a tactic called geofencing, whi…

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    Should Your Small Business Accept Bitcoin?

    by on April 29, 2014

    Bitcoin has made quite a few headlines lately. This is thanks, at least in part, to the somewhat spectacular failure of Japan-based MtGox, one of the world’s largest exchanges. Hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of the virtual currency disappeared in a…

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    Skype Your Way to a Better Bottom Line

    by on April 22, 2014

    Since its release in 2003, Skype — the world’s first practical VoIP service with video — has enabled geographically distant colleagues to converse as close as face-to-face as possible without being in the same place at the same time. Businesses big and s…

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    Social Media: Keeping Up With the Competition

    by on April 21, 2014

    You want to keep tabs on your competitors’ social media activity, but staying on top of your own online initiatives and overall presence is already a time-consuming chore. How can you possibly manage to do both? By using an inexpensive tracking tool like Men…

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