Tim Parker is a business writer for Intuit and is passionate about solving small business problems.
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…Read » Views: 1,156
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…Read » Views: 2,156
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…Read » Views: 1,314
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…Read » Views: 1,464
on October 16, 2013
It’s a good problem to have, but it’s a problem nonetheless: With so many (think hundreds of thousands) mobile apps available, separating the useful from the useless can be a difficult task. To help you sift through them all, consider this list of eight es…Read » Views: 1,235
on October 11, 2013
Perhaps you’ve heard of Tony Hsieh? He’s the founder of Zappos.com, an online retailer that sells more than $1 billion in shoes a year. It isn’t Hsieh’s first venture. His entrepreneurial debut, as a 12-year-old boy, was offering photo-buttons by mail…Read » Views: 1,610
on October 10, 2013
Are you afraid to put anything in writing because you fear being cited by the grammar police?
Proper English usage is essential when you’re marketing your company or your brand, but there is no reason to be afraid. If you correct even a few obvious errors b…Read » Views: 1,910
on October 10, 2013
Have you been neglecting YouTube as a marketing vehicle? You shouldn’t.
Here’s why: The second most searched site on the internet (behind parent company Google) gets more than 1 billion unique monthly visitors and reaches more adults ages 18 to 34 than an…Read » Views: 1,168