Kevin Casey

Kevin Casey is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.

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    "Evil HR Lady" on How Much Downtime Employees Should Get on the Job

    by on July 10, 2012

    Time management is critical to small-business success: When you have fewer people to get things done, efficiency is key. Yet we all find ways to while away work time with activities other than actual work, such as using social media.

    But Twitter, Facebook, an…

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    The Hiring Process: Jennifer McClure on How to Read Resumes

    by on July 5, 2012

    The days of hanging a Help Wanted sign in the store window are disappearing. Job seekers and employers are turning to more modern methods, from LinkedIn to social networks, to find each other. But whatever your hiring scenario, you probably still request resum…

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    How Juice It Up Survived 79 Store Closings

    by on May 31, 2012

    Many people must cope with financial hardships, health problems, personal tragedies, and so on. Small-business owners are no exception.

    In fact, when these types of challenges occur, entrepreneurs often bear an even bigger burden than others do at work, becau…

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    Spark & Hustle's Tory Johnson on Her Entrepreneurial Success

    by on May 25, 2012

    Tory Johnson’s career trajectory should provide ample inspiration for anyone with an entrepreneurial dream. After being fired unexpectedly from a steady job 14 years ago, Johnson had next-to-nothing going for her: no Rolodex, little money, and no college deg…

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    4 Money Trends to Watch — and 2 You Can Ignore

    by on May 21, 2012

    Your business can’t do much without money, but your financial health hinges upon far more than just making the cash register ring. Given the abundance of advice, stats, and other data available, how do you avoid information overload and uncover what’s impo…

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    When Is Bankruptcy the Right Choice for a Small Business?

    by on May 17, 2012

    Small businesses fail for many reasons, including some beyond the owner’s immediate control. It’s a reality of entrepreneurship: Not every new business will succeed, and sometimes even long-standing companies hit hard times.

    Bankruptcy is an option when a…

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    New Crowdfunding Considerations for Small Businesses

    by on May 14, 2012

    Crowdfunding is a hot topic of late, in part because the JOBS Act promises to bring significant changes to the way it works.

    Among other things, the new legislation may allow small businesses to pursue a large, regulated pool of investors in place of the pled…

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    Sometimes the Customer Is Wrong

    by on May 10, 2012

    Is the customer really always right? Ask a few small-business owners whether the cliché is true, and it’ll get refuted by a chorus of “no’s.” Sure, everyone wants to cultivate happy, loyal customers. But the real world includes difficult people, too.

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