Small Businesses Wish Big for the Holidays [INFOGRAPHIC]

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For small businesses, this holiday season isn't looking cheerful. A recent Intuit Small Business Survey found that small businesses are surviving but not thriving, and that winter is the toughest single season of the year for them. The good news is that they're a resourceful and optimistic group and can stretch a dollar a long [...]

Go for the Gold in Intuit’s Small Business Games

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OK, so you didn’t make the Olympic team. (It might have helped if you’d trained like a fiend for the last four years.) But that doesn’t mean you still can’t go for the gold. Small businesses and their fans can quench their competitive thirst in Intuit’s Small Business Games, a contest to support entrepreneurship worldwide. [...]
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Intuit to Acquire Demandforce

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Expanding its effort to help small businesses succeed, Intuit today announced its intention to acquire Demandforce, a provider of software as a service (SaaS) solutions that help local businesses engage, attract, and retain customers. Demandforce shares Intuit's mission to help small businesses save time and make money by leveraging the benefits of SaaS technology. Read [...]

What Is an LLC? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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No goal seems unattainable at the start of a new year, and that includes starting a business. With plenty of entrepreneurial spirits now finding the inspiration to finally make their small business dreams a reality, today we look at one popular business model: the limited liability corporation, or LLC. Click the infographic for an enlarged [...]

2011 Small Business Holiday Season Wrap-Up [INFOGRAPHIC]

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As we settle into the new year, it's time to take a moment to reflect on how small business fared during the holidays, the biggest sales season of the year for many. In this infographic, we summarize year-over-year changes in holiday sales overall, by geography, and by industry -- based on aggregate and anonymized data [...]

The High Cost of Printing [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Despite the meteoric rise of online solutions to conduct business coupled with the powerful "go green" movement, small businesses still heavily rely on old-fashioned printing for key functions like marketing and invoicing. And they're not just users of printed materials; 85 percent of commercial printers are small businesses. But printing on paper is a surprisingly [...]

The Small Business Year in Review 2011, Outlook 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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As 2011 winds down, we checked in with small businesses to hear their reflections on the year and what opportunities they see in the new year. In our annual survey of small businesses, we learned that they're as resilient as ever. Despite a slow year, small business owners are cautiously optimistic about 2012 with 67 [...]

'Tis the Season: The Holidays Kick into High Gear [INFOGRAPHIC]

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With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, the holiday season is officially upon us. It's a "make or break" time of year for many small businesses, so how promising does this season look? In this infographic, we examine the 2011 holiday season forecast and review the numbers from years past. Click the infographic for an [...]
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