Michael Essany is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on January 9, 2012
The lifestyle of a small-business owner often reads like the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster: There’s boundless action, enduring suspense, and constant drama. Mix in a few laughs, the obligatory blood, sweat, and tears, and at that point, who needs Bruce Willi…Read » Views: 894
on January 9, 2012
2012 is beginning on a positive economic note for small businesses.
The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index shows that small-business borrowing in the United States recently returned to levels we haven’t seen since the global economic downtu…Read » Views: 903
on January 6, 2012
Many small businesses claim to care about their communities. But not all consistently prove it.
Nick’s Pizza & Pub of Elgin and Crystal Lake, Illinois has a distinguished track record of community involvement. As a result, long-time patrons of the gener…Read » Views: 732
on January 4, 2012
The small-business community has enjoyed an anything-but-cordial relationship with Amazon.com since the e-commerce pioneer launched in 1995. Beyond the challenge Amazon poses to traditional bricks-and-mortar stores simply by virtue of its size and presence, ma…Read » Views: 741
on December 30, 2011
For hard-core blogging enthusiasts in the small-business world, seeing a big, fat, glaring zero in their blog’s reader comments section can be as painful as a goose egg in their checking account balance. That’s because the most in-demand blogs today are thos…Read » Views: 964
on December 26, 2011
Helping new small businesses get off the ground is what inspires Adrian Brion (pictured) to get out of bed each morning.
And fortunately for Brion and his three employees at Form-A-Corp, the office may soon be filled with the friendly voices of new colleagues…Read » Views: 774
on December 19, 2011
With millions of small businesses relying on QuickBooks to manage company finances, it comes as little surprise that the Intuit App Center has grown exponentially since its inception two years ago.
If you’re unfamiliar, the Intuit App Center is a web site whe…Read » Views: 836
on December 17, 2011
It’s one of the oldest truths of the culinary art — food prepared with love always tastes better.
For more than a decade, Billie Baird has lovingly baked her signature decadent desserts for customers who are always treated like family.
Now it’s finally …Read » Views: 835