Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.

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    The Pros and Cons of Hiring Through Craigslist

    by on January 10, 2013

    As job seekers turn to the web for employment leads, many small-business owners are using sites like Craigslist to post opportunities and reach potential candidates. According to a company fact sheet, Craigslist accepts more than 100 million classified ads eac…

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    How 'Sellable' Is Your Business?

    by on January 7, 2013

    Ever dream of selling your business for a profit? Or maybe you’d like to know what prospective buyers think of your company’s potential?

    Entrepreneur and angel investor John Warrillow developed the Sellability Score to quantify the “sellability” of a …

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    5 Ways to Prevent Smartphone "Showrooming"

    by on December 17, 2012

    Smartphones and price-comparison apps have given rise to “showrooming,” whereby shoppers browse products in a retail store, check prices via web-enabled mobile device, and then leave empty-handed to buy the items cheaper online. As consumers search for way…

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    Put the Heart Back into Your Business

    by on December 7, 2012

    Too many business owners lose sight of their original vision and the reasons they went into business, says Rasheed Ogunlaru (pictured), a U.K.-based business coach and author of the new book Soul Trader: Putting the Heart Back into Your Business. But, with a l…

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    5 Ways to Turn Your Small Business Around

    by on November 14, 2012

    Do you ever feel like your business is clinging to survival? Or that you’re one lost client or bad Yelp review away from bankruptcy?

    Saving a small business from the brink of disaster isn’t easy. But Grant Cardone (pictured), entrepreneur and host/executi…

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    3 Tips for Paying Quarterly Estimated Taxes

    by on November 8, 2012

    For most Americans, April 15 is the big tax deadline each year. But for those who don’t have an employer withholding money from their paychecks — namely, small-business owners — payments are actually due four times a year.

    These quarterly estimated taxe…

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    5 Mobile Apps for Tracking and Billing Your Time

    by on October 29, 2012

    Time is money, as they say. Whether you bill clients by the hour or simply want to get a better handle on how you spend your workdays, smartphone apps offer a fine alternative to toting around an old-fashioned pen-and-paper agenda.

    Here’s a look at five mob…

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  • 5 Steps to Take When an Employee Resigns

    by on October 26, 2012

    When an employee leaves, whether on friendly terms or in a huff of frustration, it affects everyone in the office. Their departure often influences morale and work flow, not to mention your bottom line.

    Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of the job website FlexJobs.com, r…

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