Sarah Johnson is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on May 30, 2013
Switching from a 9-to-5 job to startup mode involves more than just a great idea and some capital. You also have to make the shift from being an employee to being the boss. Whereas previously you relied on someone else to keep the lights on and pay the bills, …Read » Views: 325
on May 3, 2013
When starting a business, entrepreneurs often have nagging thoughts about planning for retirement, but they rarely have the time, resources, or knowledge to do much about it. As a result, small-business owners are significantly less likely than private-sector …Read » Views: 190
on April 30, 2013
Someone, somewhere is talking about your business behind your back. Fortunately, you can sit in on many of the conversations — at least the ones occurring on social media sites.
Here’s how to stay abreast of what customers are saying about your company on…Read » Views: 301
on April 1, 2013
Small businesses that cater to local customers can often benefit from hosting a free educational workshop or seminar in their community.
Although these events take time and effort to develop and promote, those that offer real value to participants — without…Read » Views: 228
on February 28, 2013
Moms who run small businesses often lead double lives, managing both a company and a household with kids. Although it can be tough to keep everyone — spouses, children, partners, vendors, customers, and themselves — happy, quite a few mompreneurs do just t…Read » Views: 358
on February 27, 2013
Social media networks are an effective way to spread the word about your small business even before you’re ready to start selling.
For example, between applying for permits and deciding where to set up shop, a Boston-based food truck owner built a Twitter f…Read » Views: 512
on February 7, 2013
As an entrepreneur who tries to handle a hundred things at once, you may not realize when you’ve said “yes” to one too many projects or clients. But making too many commitments can do serious damage to your small business: It can cause you to miss deadli…Read » Views: 211
on February 6, 2013
You’ve outgrown your business-in-a-basement past. You have clients, sales, and even a few employees, including a bookkeeper who keeps track of the money that’s coming and going. But do you still have a handle on the big picture and all of your company’s …Read » Views: 231