Tim Parker

Tim Parker is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.

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    Pro Tips to Maximize Digital Marketing Results This Holiday Season

    by on November 12, 2014

    You probably know how to ramp up your print advertising for the holidays, but how about digital marketing? We asked digital marketing experts around the country for their best pro tips for using digital advertising this holiday season. Here’s what they said….

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    16 Quick Tips for Boosting Sales on Black Friday

    by on November 6, 2014

    Looking for something to supercharge your Black Friday sales? We put together 16 ideas to get off to a strong start.

    1. If you can’t compete on price, offer extra service: Maybe you can’t afford to discount your prices as much as the big-box store down th…

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    Digital Marketing Just Became More Small Business Friendly

    by on November 5, 2014

    Small-business owners are constantly looking for new ways to reach potential customers without wasting money on people who will likely never buy. Why dump a bunch of money into reaching men if you’re primarily a women’s cosmetics retailer, for example?


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    NRF: Expect a Big Holiday Sales Season

    by on October 31, 2014

    If you rely on the holiday season for a substantial portion of your annual revenue, the National Retail Federation has an early gift for you. According to data released by the industry group, it expects retail sales for all sectors, excluding autos, gas, and r…

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    9 of the Best New Business Apps of 2014

    by on October 20, 2014

    2014 has been a big year for business apps. Many received significant updates to take advantage of Apple’s iOS 8 and iPhone 6 launch, while others are new to the market. Now is the perfect time to take a look at what you’re currently using and try some of …

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    Expert Advice on Selling Your Business

    by 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.

    Tony Calvacca is…

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    Pro Tips for Better Facebook Advertising

    by 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…

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    Should Your Business Use Facebook Wi-Fi?

    by 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…

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