Dave Clarke is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on March 6, 2014
On-site gyms, therapeutic massages, gourmet meals — the list of employee perks provided by Silicon Valley tech companies goes on and on. The goal, of course, is to lure and retain top talent. How can small businesses compete?
Not every employee incentive ha…Read » Views: 1,150
on March 5, 2014
Fifty million dollars worth of pet food is a lot of kibble to deliver. But that’s what PetFlow, a New York City-based startup, expects to do this year.
Founded by veteran online marketing execs Joe Speiser and Alex Zhardanovsky, PetFlow brought in $1 millio…Read » Views: 1,642
on March 4, 2014
Your customers obviously share an affinity for your business and its goods or services, but they differ in how they communicate. Their methods these days include texting, email, phone, and face-to-face networking.
Understanding your customers’ styles and pr…Read » Views: 820
on March 3, 2014
Three little words can cost you a lot more money than you might imagine — and they have nothing to do with “love.” When it comes to keeping your business’s records, saving everything “just in case” can prove to be an expensive proposition.
Maintai…Read » Views: 2,276
on February 28, 2014
When the going gets tough, it’s said, the tough get going. Likewise, when traditional sales channels come up short, some tough-minded small-business owners find opportunities where few — or maybe none — have dared to sell their wares before.
Hammers? Ai…Read » Views: 778
on February 27, 2014
When it comes to managing the technologies that support their enterprises, many small-business owners just throw up their hands and turn the job over to professionals.
Generally speaking, using a managed service provider is a good idea. The owner of a small c…Read » Views: 1,086
on February 26, 2014
Looking to attract a few of those 40 million U.S. consumers trolling for bargains on Groupon? The online-coupon giant on Feb. 10 launched a new self-service tool called DealBuilder that enables small businesses to put together their own deals.
“We’ve alwa…Read » Views: 776
on February 24, 2014
Didn’t get the .com, .net, or .info URL you wanted for your company’s website? Nearly half of U.S. small-business owners say they’re dissatisfied with their internet addresses, and slightly more than that say they’ve lost business because they didn’t…Read » Views: 680