Susan Johnston is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on November 15, 2013
Thuy Nguyen and her husband, Shawn Connolly (both pictured), started San Francisco Skate Club in 2007 to nurture children’s creativity and confidence through skateboarding. The company’s summer and after-school programs encourage kids ages 8 to 13 to forge…Read » Views: 1,549
on October 28, 2013
Male shoppers are notorious for waiting until the last minute to buy holiday gifts. Savvy jewelers and other retailers can turn this habit into sales — and help men choose the perfect gift for their spouses or partners — by hosting a men’s panic party.
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on September 3, 2013
Many professionals become small-business owners because they’re passionate about a particular idea or want to escape the corporate grind, not because they understand the financial aspects of running a company.
Mitchell Weiss, an adjunct professor of finance…Read » Views: 1,180
on August 16, 2013
When Jessica Klein, director of e-commerce at Carol’s Daughter, sought to grow the company’s social media presence, she didn’t have many internal resources to devote to the job. So Carol’s Daughter, a seller of beauty products, partnered with ShopSocia…Read » Views: 1,065
on July 23, 2013
Unless your store caters to warm-weather activities, you may notice a drop-off in business in the summertime when people go away for vacation, spending less time shopping and more time relaxing.
“Part of the challenge of the summertime in particular is it’s r…Read » Views: 1,466
on July 8, 2013
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, U.S. businesses that serve the public are generally required to let service dogs go anywhere on the premises that customers are typically allowed, with few exceptions. Failure to comply could cost your company serious…Read » Views: 1,427
on March 8, 2013
Bill McBean built one of the most profitable General Motors dealerships in Saskatchewan, Canada. He later helped turn around an underperforming auto dealership in Corpus Christi, Texas. Now he runs McBean Partners, a family-owned investment company, and freque…Read » Views: 926
on January 23, 2013
Kathy Sidell grew up in a family of foodies. In 2005, the producer-turned-restaurateur opened the Metropolitan Club in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Since then, she’s expanded the upscale burger bar to four more locations.
Sidell (pictured) also published a book in …Read » Views: 995