Heather Clancy is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on January 21, 2014
Fax machines have been on technology’s endangered species list for at least a decade.
But faxing paper documents is far from a dying business practice. Statistics suggest that more than 17 million fax machines are still in use across the United States. To…Read » Views: 604
on January 7, 2014
Do you know what your customers really think about your company, products, services, or employees?
You should make it a point to find out: 73 percent of consumers trust the recommendations of their friends or peers far more than most of your marketing message…Read » Views: 407
on October 23, 2013
“A picture is worth a thousand words” isn’t just an old adage: All sorts of psychological studies back it up.
Psychologist Jerome Bruner, a senior research fellow at New York University, once famously postulated that people remember only 10 percent of what…Read » Views: 246
on July 19, 2013
The topic of identity theft makes headlines every year during tax season, which is understandable, considering the potential financial impact of fake claims. But there’s growing type of fraud that small-business owners should monitor carefully: social media …Read » Views: 408
on June 24, 2013
It’s time to review your social media strategy checklist again, because you may want to add up-and-comer Wanelo to it.
Even if you’ve never heard of this social network, there’s a high probability that the teenagers in your life are already members. The…Read » Views: 489
on February 22, 2013
Every few months, we hear about a new breakthrough in workplace ergonomics, one meant to protect office workers from the adverse health effects of prolonged computer use or sitting at a desk for too long. Potential problems include repetitive stress injuries l…Read » Views: 215
on December 3, 2012
Smartphones are an almost ubiquitous, indispensable tool for small-business owners: Some 85 percent of you now use one to make decisions, run your operations, or conduct business on-the-go, according to data from the 2012 AT&T Small Business Tech Poll. Tha…Read » Views: 252
on November 23, 2012
Managing cash flow. Keeping the lights on during a natural disaster. Maintaining the right level of staffing. Finding the right business partners.
On the surface level, these seem like very different operational challenges. But they all point to one overridin…Read » Views: 191