Tim Parker

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

  • iStock_000009603281XSmall-300x200.jpg

    Could a 4-Day Workweek Work for Your Business?

    by on October 4, 2013

    The popularity of offering employees a four-day workweek seems to ebb and flow, but it’s currently back in style, as recent articles by Forbes, CNNMoney, and even suggest.

    A four-day workweek typically allows employees to put in 10 hours a day ins…

    Read » Views: 2,070
  • iStock_000018153504XSmall-300x225.jpg

    10 Rules for Crafting the Perfect Tweet

    by on October 3, 2013

    Social media experts say small businesses should have a presence on Twitter. But in order to reap the benefits of tweeting, you have to make your missives stand out.

    Here are 10 ways to get your tweets noticed:

    1. Piggyback on other events. Are you attendin…

    Read » Views: 4,094
  • Expert Advice on How to Be a More Confident Business Leader

    by on September 5, 2013

    Running a successful small business is reason enough to be confident about your leadership skills. But exuding that confidence doesn’t come easily for some entrepreneurs, which unfortunately may deter customers.

    Let’s face it, people are attracted to — …

    Read » Views: 2,816
  • iStock_000025801947XSmall-300x188.jpg

    5 Back-to-School Business Ideas

    by on September 4, 2013

    If you happen to have a soft spot for all things related to kids, a business that caters to young people may be the entrepreneurial venture you’ve been looking for.

    Statistics suggest that catering to adolescents can be lucrative: By 2020, there will be aro…

    Read » Views: 2,125
  • iStock_000007449934XSmall1-300x199.jpg

    Accept Credit Cards? You May Be an Audit Target

    by on September 3, 2013

    If you accept credit cards at your place of business, the Internal Revenue Service may have its eye on you.

    According to CNNMoney, the IRS has sent letters to 20,000 small-business owners over the past year to verify that they’ve reported all of their cash …

    Read » Views: 3,264
  • iStock_000003539702XSmall-300x199.jpg

    How Can Your Small Business Use Big Data?

    by on August 29, 2013

    A new buzzword that’s making the rounds in the business world has the potential to change the way you run your operation. “Big data” — or volumes of information about your customers that’s prime for analysis — has been called “the next frontier f…

    Read » Views: 2,369
  • 17 Essential Web Marketing Terms

    by on August 23, 2013

    If your small business has a website and you use it to drive sales, either directly or indirectly, you are an online marketer.

    As with any discipline, online marketing uses a robust collection of industry terms. Just getting started? Here are a few of the m…

    Read » Views: 2,046
  • google_analytics_logo1-300x183.jpeg

    Expert Tips for Using Google Analytics

    by on August 23, 2013

    Do you know which pages of your website are the most popular? Where your visitors come from? How they find you? If you don’t, you’re missing valuable data that could help you make lucrative changes to your website.

    You might think that gaining access to t…

    Read » Views: 3,040