Tim Parker

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

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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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    8 Essential Apps for Small Businesses

    by 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…

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    How to Help Your Child Start a Small Business

    by on October 11, 2013

    Perhaps you’ve heard of Tony Hsieh? He’s the founder of, 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…

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    Avoid These Common Grammatical Mistakes in Your Business Writing

    by 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…

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    Inexpensive Ways to Leverage YouTube for Your Business

    by 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…

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