Tim Parker

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

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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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    11 Air Travel Tips From the Pros

    by 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…

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    SBA 7(a) Loans Explained

    by 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 …

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    How to Deduct Charitable Contributions Made by Your Small Business

    by 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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    Free Marketing on Facebook Is Dead. What Now?

    by 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…

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