Kristine Hansen

Kristine Hansen is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.

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    Talking Sports and Business with Brandon Steiner

    by on October 25, 2012

    Growing up poor in Brooklyn, N.Y., Brandon Steiner (pictured) never dreamed that one day he’d own Yankee Stadium, the home field of the New York Yankees. As CEO of Steiner Sports, the entrepreneur counts himself lucky to live and breathe his passion for spor…

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    Pizzeria Owner Turned Book Author Dishes on His Success

    by on October 2, 2012

    Nick’s Pizza & Pub is more than just a restaurant for owner Nick Sarillo (pictured), who started the small business in Crystal Lake, Ill., in 1995 and opened a second location in Elgin a decade later. Beyond making delicious pizzas, his goal has been to …

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    Author Carol Tice on What Makes a Great Company

    by on September 7, 2012

    Entrepreneurs often know — based on intuition and experience — that they’re sitting on a great idea, whether it’s tangible (like a clothing line) or intangible (like a groundbreaking service). The challenge is how to turn their concept into a business …

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    Stand-Up Paddleboard Company Rides Waves with Multiple Income Streams

    by on August 27, 2012

    Sales were swimming along at a fast clip, but in order to keep growing their business, Tom Losee and Jeff Archer knew they needed to pick up the pace. So, the founders of YOLO Board, among the first stand-up paddleboard companies in Florida, launched 15 new bo…

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    5 Relaxation Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk

    by on June 26, 2012

    There’s simply no way around it: You must sit at your desk to get work done. So, what do you do when all that chair time causes pain to erupt in your shoulders, wrists, or lower back?

    Kate Hanley, author of The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide: 77 Simple Strat…

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    Adam Brownlee on Catching Warren Buffett's Eye

    by on May 7, 2012

    For many small-business owners, Warren Buffett is a role model for turning an entrepreneurial dream into a wildly successful career. The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, whose net worth is $44 billion, consistently ranks among the world’s wealthiest p…

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    3 Creative Camps for Small-Business Owners

    by on April 13, 2012

    To spark creativity, you might need to sign up for camp. Yeah, camp! Creative camp is a grown-ups gathering modeled after kids’ summer camp, where hands-on arts and innovative thinking are of the utmost importance. Perhaps you’re thinking of launching a new …

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    Pierre-Louis Giacotto on Bringing the Radisson Blu Brand to America

    by on February 20, 2012

    Introducing Americans to a brand from another country is no easy task. Even if consumers are vaguely familiar with its name, tweaking and lots of explanation — whether through a product’s design or packaging — may be necessary. Spending time on positioni…

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