Robert Moskowitz is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on June 19, 2013
The Small Business Administration recently announced the SBA Veteran Pledge Initiative, a new program that aims to increase business loans to military veterans by 5 percent a year for the next five years.
Over the life of the program, more than 120 of the SBA…Read » Views: 1,943
on June 14, 2013
Among your company’s biggest expenses, your payments for office or retail space probably rank near the top. So, naturally, you’ll want to negotiate the best possible terms [PDF].
Despite what landlords may tell you, there is no “standard” commercial l…Read » Views: 4,998
on June 13, 2013
Even the most successful business can be undermined by poor legal arrangements. Failing to plan for the possibility of lawsuits or other problems may come back to bite you at the worst possible moment.
Here are seven tips for reducing your odds of hitting a l…Read » Views: 2,127
on June 12, 2013
So you recently sold your successful business and want to start anew. For your next venture, you have the urge to “put the old band back together.” But this strategy, albeit an attractive one, can bring with it a variety of difficulties.
Before you try to…Read » Views: 1,794
on June 11, 2013
Small-business owners often have difficulty deciding what to charge for their products and services, and too often they charge too little. They also fear that raising their prices will drive away customers. As a result, they’re not as profitable as they coul…Read » Views: 2,058
on June 10, 2013
With lesser reserves and fewer financial alternatives than corporate competitors, small businesses should prepare for the kinds of fluctuations in revenue that could prompt cash crises.
It’s wise to put together a set of policies that can help you cope wi…Read » Views: 2,613
on June 6, 2013
Looking for lucrative new business opportunities, such as landing a large private or public contract, which might require a written bid? Beyond asking a reasonable price for your goods or services, here are five tips for developing competitive bids and proposa…Read » Views: 2,304
on June 4, 2013
For most small manufacturing businesses, the necessary inventory of raw materials, product parts and sub-assemblies, and consumable supplies tends to be tedious and expensive to manage and maintain. Waste and loss are quite commonplace.
That’s why many mana…Read » Views: 2,247