Michael Essany is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on December 11, 2012
In 2002, Stacey Schumacher — an animal lover with a mind for business — founded The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection. For more than a decade now, the nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization has boosted public awareness of issues related to animal welfare. In …Read » Views: 200
on December 7, 2012
Ask Debra Baretta-Rogers why Italy is shaped like a boot and she’ll tell you. It’s to give a swift kick to the notion that sweets have to be unhealthy and exclusionary to individuals with special dietary needs.
As a result, Debra’s inspiring Penngrove, Calif….Read » Views: 210
on December 5, 2012
John and Pat Curry of Augusta, Georgia had their hearts set racing this week. And for once that reality didn’t result solely from drinking the delicious java these expert coffee roasters proudly percolate.
The brewers of Buona Caffe Artisan Roasted Coffee are…Read » Views: 220
on December 4, 2012
Nothing can put the brakes on a freight transportation company’s growth like a weak economy. Needless to say, it’s been a rough couple of years for the logistics industry. But the important work of hauling freight continues for countless businesses large and s…Read » Views: 214
on November 14, 2012
Success in small business never comes just by wishing for it. But thanks to the new “Small Business, Big Wishes” campaign from Intuit’s Love Our Local Business project, numerous small business owners will have their wishes granted in time for the new year.
Wh…Read » Views: 210
on September 24, 2012
ClearStar Windshield Repair of Carmel, Ind., is the latest winner of a $5,000 grant in Intuit’s Love a Local Business Campaign.
“This is so cool!” says owner Paul Lawrence, who decided to begin working for himself nearly four years ago. “I had gotten …Read » Views: 336
on September 19, 2012
In 1998, Steve Jobs triumphantly returned to the company he’d co-founded two decades earlier. At the time, Apple was at a crossroads: Success was anything but certain.
“The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting,” Jobs said at the time. “The cure for Apple is…Read » Views: 321
on September 4, 2012
Payroll processing can provoke no shortage of headaches for those new to small-business ownership. Setting up your company’s payroll — from computing employee taxes to establishing routine pay periods — can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to le…Read » Views: 413