Tim Parker

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

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    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 …

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    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…

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  • 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…

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    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…

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    How to Manage Home-Based Workers the Apple Way

    by on August 15, 2013

    If your small business employs or plans to employ virtual workers, check out the recent article by software analyst Ashley Verrill on TechCrunch. In it, Verrill says she emailed more than 40 current and former employees of Apple’s At-Home Advisor program to …

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    How Successful Entrepreneurs Spend Their Weekends

    by on August 14, 2013

    If you believe everything you read or see on TV, you have to work every moment you’re awake, subsist on leftovers, and live out of your car at some point in order to become a successful business owner.

    Although that may be the route to success for a few en…

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    10 Twitter Small-Business Etiquette Rules

    by on August 13, 2013

    According to Entrepreneur, the number of Twitter users has doubled in the last three years. 18 percent of adult internet users use Twitter, while 30 percent of people aged 18 to 29 report regular use. That translates to more than 140 million accounts in the U….

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    How to Print From Your Mobile Device

    by on August 7, 2013

    You may use your smartphone or tablet for just about everything — from tracking billable hours to attending meetings — these days, but chances are you still rely on your laptop or desktop to print documents.

    But you don’t have to. Here’s how to print …

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