Tammy Lam

Tammy Lam is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.

  • How Does the Affordable Care Act Impact Your Small Business? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    by on December 19, 2013

    On March 31, 2014, the Affordable Care Act will make health insurance mandatory for most Americans. Most employees will be required by law to have health coverage or pay a tax penalty that will continue to increase annually:

    In 2014, the penalty will be $95 …

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    Manage Social Media the Easy Way [INFOGRAPHIC]

    by on December 13, 2013

    When used correctly, social media is a great (and mostly free!) communication tool for reaching new and existing customers, building word of mouth for your business, elevating your status as an industry expert, and extending the reach of your marketing.


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    Small Businesses Add 10,000 Jobs in November, Up for First Time in Four Months

    by on December 3, 2013

    For the first time in four months, the November Intuit Small Business Employment Index showed an increase in employment. The hiring rate was up for the first time in four years.

    The October Intuit Small Business Revenue Index showed declines in all industries…

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    Small Business Employment Drops for Fourth Consecutive Month

    by on October 30, 2013

    Both small business employment and per-business revenue dropped in the last month, according to the Intuit Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes, which were released today. October employment saw a slight decline of 0.06 percent, while September small…

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    Small Business Employment Almost Flat in September

    by on October 1, 2013

    U.S. small business employment saw a slight increase of 0.01 percent in September – growth so small that it is almost flat. Hours worked, compensation, and overall small business revenues dropped.
    “Small businesses employ about 20 million people. In this c…

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    Small Business Employment Remained (Almost) Flat in August

    by on September 4, 2013

    U.S. small business employment saw a slight decline of 0.01 percent in August, while revenues continued to drop. The employment decline equates to approximately 1,300 jobs lost for businesses that employ less than 20 workers. The relatively marginal decrease m…

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    Small Business Employment Drops for First Time in Months

    by on August 2, 2013

    For the first time since January 2013, U.S. small businesses saw a slight decline in employment, according to the July Intuit Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes. July small business employment dropped 0.05 percent, equating to 10,000 jobs for busine…

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    10 Out of 36 States Saw Employment Growth in June

    by on July 2, 2013

    This June, U.S. small businesses continued an upward trend in employment growth, adding 24,000 new jobs. Compensation and hours worked by small business employees also increased, according to the Intuit Small Business Employment and Revenue Indexes. The change…

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