Debunking Hiring Myths [VIDEO]


When you start down the path of hiring a new employee, you'll find the advice comes fast and furious. What's true, and what's just a myth? In the next installment of our our video series from Intuit Online Payroll, Rhonda Abrams demystifies the process by debunking common myths about hiring. Transcript Rhonda Abrams: OK, so [...]

$100k in Intuit Hiring Grants


Intuit is offering $100k in Hiring Grants to small businesses who want to hire employees.  The grant competition is open from October 1 - December 31st, 2010.  To nominate your business for a grant, go to our Love a Local Business website and tell us why your business should win!  If you have friends who you [...]

What Happened to the Idea Exchange?

Posted in IDEAS

For those of you familiar with the previous version of the Inner Circle, you may be wondering what happened to the Idea Exchange, which was originally a place for you to post original ideas about QuickBooks and vote on other people's ideas. We didn't build an Idea Exchange for our new Inner Circle site.  Why? [...]

Intuit Job Growth Index

Intuit released it's Payroll Job Index today.  Small business employment went up in October and compensation also went up.  Here's an excerpt from the article: The Index, which is based on data from the nation’s smallest businesses that use Intuit Online Payroll, revealed that small business employment grew by 0.2 percent, equating to 44,000 new jobs and [...]

Welcome to the New Inner Circle!

Welcome to our new Inner Circle website! The new site should make it more effective for you to interact with us, provide product feedback, and help us advocate for small business success. The site has tons of great features that we're excited to share with you: Insider News - We'll be posting news articles that [...]

Seven Signs It’s Time to Hire [VIDEO]


In the next installment of our video series from Intuit Online Payroll, we explore how you know when it's time to hire a new employee for your business. Here, Rhonda Abrams offers seven easy-to-identify signs that it's time to get moving on hiring a new employee. Transcript Rhonda Abrams: Are you starting a business or [...]

Payroll by Gender: Who Makes More Money?


How do gender issues affect your business? Intuit Online Payroll recently released a few facts about how payroll is divided by gender lines. No matter what kind of business you operate, the statistics offer some real insight into who makes up the workforce... and how they are compensated.

From Boardroom to Art Gallery: Dayle Dunn's Second Act as a Small Business Owner

Posted in LOCAL

Dayle Dunn's dream was to live by the beach and to own an art gallery.  For the past 17 years, that's exactly what she's done.  Dunn is the owner of Dayle Dunn Gallery, a true Half Moon Bay institution. Dunn's road to gallery ownership was an unusual one: Prior to owning her gallery, Dunn spent [...]