Tim Parker

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

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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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    10 Tips for Selecting a Social Media Manager

    by on November 27, 2013

    Feeling a little behind the technological times? If you’re running a business (or older than 25), keeping up with the latest social media trends can take more time than you have to invest.

    However, in terms of staying relevant, maintaining an online presenc…

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    9 Sales Tips From Dale Carnegie

    by on November 22, 2013

    What can the modern small-business owner learn from Dale Carnegie, a man who was born in 1888 and died in 1955? A lot, if you believe the many entrepreneurs, from MBA students to Fortune 500 CEOs, who still read his most famous book, How to Win Friends and In…

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    Expert Advice on Working With Big Businesses

    by on November 19, 2013

    If you’re hoping to cater to corporate giants as prime customers, be careful what you wish for: Although large contracts generally help you move more inventory and enable you to hire new employees, the increased business may not necessarily lead to higher pr…

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    Posting Fake Reviews for Your Business May Cost You

    by on November 11, 2013

    If you’re wondering how some businesses garner so many glowing customer reviews on sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor, the answer is that some of the commenters are fakes. They aren’t really clients; they’re writers for hire.

    But just because your compet…

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