Tim Parker

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

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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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    How to Cover Your Bases When Hiring Foreign Workers

    by on August 5, 2013

    An estimated 8 million unauthorized workers were employed in the U.S. in 2010, constituting 5.2 percent of the nation’s labor force, according to a 2013 report by the Migration Policy Institute. Although it can be tempting to hire undocumented immigrants to …

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    Eliminate These Overused Buzzwords From Your Business Writing

    by on August 5, 2013

    How many resumes have you received from job applicants who claim to be “creative” and “effective” professionals with “extensive experience”? How frequently do incoming sales pitches promise to help you “leverage your assets”? How often does you…

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  • Why Your Inkjet Is So Expensive

    by on July 26, 2013

    Anyone who uses an inkjet printer knows that the cost of ink adds up fast. Ever wonder why those expensive little cartridges don’t last very long? Consumer Reports did — and wanted to find out why. It found that much of the ink never makes it onto a printed …

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  • 7 Steps to Changing Your Business Name

    by on July 19, 2013

    Sometimes a business name just doesn’t work out: You thought the clever moniker you chose would truly represent your brand, but customers didn’t make the connection. Or maybe you used your own name in the company’s title, and you now want to change it to…

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