Heather Clancy is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on November 20, 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: 218
on October 18, 2012
As regular readers of this blog will surely attest, small-business owners love to share tips about everything from launching a company during a recession to creating a great customer experience. JJ Ramberg (pictured), host of the MSNBC-TV program Your Business…Read » Views: 195
on October 17, 2012
Keeping all the components of a project — whether it’s a marketing campaign, a store opening, or a new product introduction — organized and on time can be daunting. It’s a time-consuming process that requires focus, patience, and flexibility.
Many deskt…Read » Views: 227
on October 8, 2012
If you’re still holding out on creating a Facebook page for your business, the reasons to reconsider your position are multiplying fast. Here are just two: Nearly 9 million small businesses use Facebook to build consumer awareness for their brands and servic…Read » Views: 1,589
on September 25, 2012
After years of fights and reprieves, California’s sales tax for online retail purchases officially went into effect on Sept. 15. That means every out-of-state business that sells more than $1 million to California customers has to start collecting tax on tho…Read » Views: 378
on August 27, 2012
Running a small business takes courage and a streak of independence. You either have both, or you don’t. Deciding whether to run your startup as an independent company or as part of a franchise organization, however, is much more complex.
After several year…Read » Views: 237
on July 11, 2012
Ever feel like you don’t have a good handle on time — when you ought to be tracking employee working hours or your own billable hours for clients? You can use your smartphone or tablet to access internet services devoted to small-business time tracking and bi…Read » Views: 4,226
on June 12, 2012
The Apple iPad is a game-changing device for small-businesses owners who either want to manage operations more effectively on-the-go or use the device to expand and enhance their customer and client relationships.
Many iPhone and iPod Touch applications are…Read » Views: 1,065