Tim Parker is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
on August 27, 2014
One of the best tools you have as a small-business owner is information. In that vein, do you know how to go about initiating the process of selling your business? We asked three experts to weigh in on how to prepare for and execute a sale.
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on August 26, 2014
As we reported in June, using Facebook as a means of free advertising is no longer a viable tactic. Marketers and business owners are begrudgingly embracing the fact that reaching their target market on Facebook now requires an advertising budget.
We asked…Read » Views: 396
on August 22, 2014
Small-business owners know that a strong social media presence drives business, but building a following and keeping it growing require effort. Facebook Wi-Fi not only gives your customers an easy way to get online via your Wi-Fi network while they patronize y…Read » Views: 472
on August 18, 2014
With late flights, crowded airports, and lack of legroom, flying isn’t always a pleasant experience. But if you know the tricks of the pros, life at 30,000 feet can be much less stressful. We asked businesspeople who spend much of their workweek flying to sh…Read » Views: 374
on August 6, 2014
Looking loan for your small business? The U.S. Small Business Administration has programs for qualifying small-business owners that might make securing a loan a lot easier.
The most common of these SBA loan programs is the 7(a). Here’s what you need to …Read » Views: 2,248
on August 6, 2014
Giving to charity is easy — and can be a great marketing tool. But claiming donations on your taxes is more complicated. If you want to claim a business tax deduction for your charitable giving, you’ll need to do some planning before writing the check.
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on June 12, 2014
If you’re not paying for Facebook advertising, all that work you put into building a Facebook fan base on your company page is most likely not reaping the returns it once did.
In 2012, Facebook said in a blog post that about 16 percent of a business’s f…Read » Views: 663
on May 12, 2014
While your business is in startup mode, your management “team” may consist of only one person: you. But as the company gains momentum, you’ll likely reach a point where you’ll have to relinquish control and trust someone else to oversee day-to-day oper…Read » Views: 528