Terri Williams

Terri Williams is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.

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    Rethinking Employee Performance Reviews

    by on January 30, 2014

    Many employers hate to conduct performance evaluations, and many employees hate to receive them. That’s because performance evaluations are often ineffective and pointless, and the employees end up feeling confused, frustrated, and demotivated, says Samuel …

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    Don’t Let Social Media Damage Your Brand

    by on January 24, 2014

    Social media, when used properly, is a great tool for growing your business. When used improperly, however, it can actually damage the brand that you’ve worked so hard to build.

    If you or your employees tweet inappropriate comments or post questionable ph…

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    Is Your Product in Danger of Becoming Obsolete?

    by on January 14, 2014

    “People don’t want gadgets anymore. They want services that improve over time.” —Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com

    Once upon a time, building a quality product and offering it at an attractive price was the key to success. However, that time h…

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    The Hidden Costs of Workplace Stress

    by on December 16, 2013

    American author Jane Wagner once wrote, “Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.” Although Wagner — who pens jokes for her partner, comedian Lily Tomlin — meant to be humorous, the truth is that workplace stress wreaks ha…

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    Easy, Cost-Effective Ways to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

    by on September 6, 2013

    Former baseball player Mike Piazza once starred in a shampoo commercial in which he declared, “I don’t mind looking good, as long as it doesn’t take too much effort.”

    Many small-business owners take a similar approach to running an eco-friendly compa…

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    Why You Can't Afford to Hire the Wrong Employee

    by on August 9, 2013

    “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

    This cautionary quote, from legendary basketball coach John Wooden, emphasizes the importance of hiring the right employee — the first time. Hiring the wrong employee wast…

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    Multitasking: Are You Working Hard or Hardly Working?

    by on July 17, 2013

    Multitasking is often praised as a way to be super productive, but the term “multitasking” may actually be a misnomer. When was it universally decided and accepted that we could be adept, even efficient, at juggling various tasks?

    If you’ve ever watched…

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    Are Poor Passwords the Weak Link in Your Business?

    by on April 4, 2013

    Passwords are designed to authenticate users and prevent unauthorized access to digital devices and online accounts. However, relying on weak codes and softball security questions — or neglecting to use passwords at all — threatens the security and privacy…

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