Robert Moskowitz is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on October 29, 2013
Energy costs are a constant headache for many small-business owners. Even after cutting any wasteful usage, your monthly bill may keep rising with the prices of gas and electricity.
But there are ways out of the quagmire. Here’s how one U.S.-based small bu…Read » Views: 4,410
on October 28, 2013
Small businesses are the most common victims of fraud, at the highest rate — 31.8 percent — of any company-size category and with the largest median loss, Reuters reported in September.
“Small businesses are particularly susceptible to fraud because th…Read » Views: 2,732
on October 16, 2013
When you’re excited about an idea for a new business, it can be tempting to pull the trigger before you’ve zeroed in on your target or verified that you have a well-stocked arsenal. Before you make any commitments or take any irreversible actions, answer …Read » Views: 2,513
on October 9, 2013
Every small-business owner needs an exit strategy, but you may want to take one possibility off the table: an initial public offering.
Although going public seems like a great way to become a billionaire, the current outlook for IPOs is disappointing. Only 3…Read » Views: 1,799
on October 8, 2013
Starting a business inevitably requires completing a seemingly endless list of tasks that need to get done, like, yesterday. But does everything really have to happen right away? The short answer is no.
Cut yourself some slack and understand that not all sta…Read » Views: 3,136
on October 7, 2013
Blogging is a cheap, easy way to get — and keep — your brand name in front of prospects and customers. When done well, a company blog helps build credibility, elicit helpful feedback, and generate sales leads.
Here are some tips for using your blog to boo…Read » Views: 2,333
on October 4, 2013
Marketers are increasingly recognizing the power of “gamification” to drive consumer behavior in ways that improve business results. Gamification refers to the use of game elements — such as scoring points, accumulating assets, advancing through levels…Read » Views: 2,263
on September 30, 2013
You don’t have to be a sports fanatic to support a local team — or use related tie-ins to attract customers to your business. Whether it’s football, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, or another sport that’s popular in your area, you can capitaliz…Read » Views: 2,316