Tim Parker

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

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    How to Find the Right Web-Hosting Service

    by on January 20, 2014

    In order to display your company’s website, you’ll need to rent digital space from a web-hosting service.

    You could buy your own equipment instead, but that’s usually not a cost-effective option for small businesses: Maintaining an in-house server requi…

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    5 Apps to Enhance Your Business’s Facebook Fan Page

    by on January 17, 2014

    Your business’s Facebook fan page can do a lot more than you may realize. By adding a variety of free and paid apps, you can make your page more interactive and engaging.

    Installing an app is easy. Here’s how: Go to your Facebook fan page. Click the arrow…

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    15 Ways to Cut Office Heating Costs

    by on January 3, 2014

    Winter came early this year. Before the season officially began Dec. 21, many cities across the U.S. had already experienced frigid temperatures, crippling ice storms, and heavy snowfall. The cold weather inevitably means higher heating bills for small busines…

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    6 Costly Winter Business Risks

    by on December 20, 2013

    Everybody loves the first snowfall of the year, but winter also brings some challenges for many people. Some of those annoyances, from accidents to illness, can cost your small business money. Here are six winter-related risks and tips for mitigating them.


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    How to Sell Your Small Business

    by on December 17, 2013

    Are you thinking about selling your small business? The process can be stressful and complicated, but you can make it easier by asking — and answering — a few key questions before placing your company on the market.

    Is Your Business Sellable?

    First, you …

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    8 Ways to Better Manage Your Email

    by on December 11, 2013

    How much time do you think you spend reading and answering emails? A 2012 report from the McKinsey Global Institute shows that 28 percent of the average workweek is spent on the task. If you work a standard 40-hour week, that’s nearly 600 hours a year.


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    Engaging Sports Fans Is Great for Business

    by on December 6, 2013

    Fall isn’t just about leaves and pumpkins; it’s about sports. Baseball ends. Football, hockey, and basketball begin. And fantasy leagues distract hardcore fans in offices across the country. Why not get your small business in on the action by using sport…

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    The Best Way to Tweet Images

    by on December 5, 2013

    You probably know that tweeting images is key to engaging with your Twitter followers. In fact, tweets bearing an image have an engagement rate that’s two times higher than those that do not.

    What’s more, a new report shows that how you tweet an image …

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