on April 30, 2012
Technology should simplify your life, yet the sheer number of online and mobile tools out there can make running a business seem more complicated than ever. For starters, how the heck are you supposed to keep track of everything?
That’s where a software sui…Read » Views: 106
on April 23, 2012
Business owners know the limitless value of positive word of mouth. But is it worth paying a celebrity to generate that buzz?
Endorsement deals cost money — sometimes millions of dollars — and imprudent business owners can get burned. Nike can afford to h…Read » Views: 105
on April 20, 2012
Ever since the White House released its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights [PDF] in February, the issue has been drawing high-profile attention. Most recently, the Federal Trade Commission published a 72-page report on consumer privacy that may influence how smal…Read » Views: 93
on April 6, 2012
What’s the best way to sort through news and information to find the stories that are relevant to your small business? Let someone else do it for you.
The Intuit Small Business Blog asked SmartBrief editor Brooke Howell — who spends her days culling headl…Read » Views: 144
on March 28, 2012
Here’s a nice conversation-starter for your next cocktail party: Small-business owners help the people around them live healthier lives. It’s true.
A paper co-authored by professors at Louisiana State University and Baylor University makes a compelling ca…Read » Views: 79
on March 19, 2012
Countless small businesses use Facebook for marketing, customer service, hiring, and other purposes. Yet many don’t operate full-fledged e-commerce stores on Facebook. That might be a good thing, one expert says.
The use of e-commerce on Facebook via third-pa…Read » Views: 98
on March 15, 2012
Let the madness commence! The annual NCAA Tournament — also known as “March Madness” — is underway. The field of 68 college basketball teams is competing for their sport’s ultimate achievement: a national championship. Some small businesses can cash in dir…Read » Views: 81
on March 9, 2012
The popularity of Apple’s iPad is no secret, and small-business owners are no exception to the trend. iPad usage quadrupled among small and midsize businesses in 2011, according to a recent survey conducted by The Business Journals.
The new iPad, officially i…Read » Views: 97