Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.

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    How to Get a Seat on a Board of Directors

    by on December 13, 2012

    You barely have time to run your own company, let alone someone else’s. Why would you want to serve on a board of directors?

    For starters, supporting another business owner will take you out of your day-to-day routine and get you thinking creatively about a…

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    Why You Should Run Background Checks on Potential New Hires

    by on December 12, 2012

    Finally, after sifting through a pile of résumés and conducting interviews, you’ve found a match, someone who seems to be the perfect hire. The candidate comes across as friendly,  hard-working, and smart. But, as with any person you’ve only just met, f…

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    6 Etiquette Tips for Sending Holiday E-Cards

    by on December 11, 2012

    Want to be environmentally friendly, save some cash, or avoid a mad scramble to the post office this holiday season? E-cards have become an acceptable means of appreciating your customers and suppliers at the end of the year.

    Your digital greetings should fol…

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    4 Free, Easy PR Tactics for Your Small Business

    by on November 28, 2012

    Is your marketing budget tight or even nonexistent? Here are four free, easy ways to attract attention to your business without spending money. The only price you’ll pay is time.

    1. Contribute to trade publications. See whether any of the trade publicatio…

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    How to Appear Social Media-Savvy Even When You’re Not

    by on November 16, 2012

    Has your business Facebook page become neglected? Is your company’s Twitter account sitting dormant, unable to surpass the triple-digit mark in followers? Do you have just three lonely photos on Pinterest?

    Letting your social-media business accounts languis…

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    8 Small-Business Tax Deductions You Should Know By Now

    by on November 2, 2012

    Small-business owners new to their role are expected to ramp up quickly. They need to have strong leadership skills (even when don’t come naturally), they need to think quickly on their feet, and sooner rather than later, they need to become tax experts.

    Wi…

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