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Tim Parker

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

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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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    How to Work With International Customers and Suppliers

    by on July 15, 2013

    Is your company going international? Taking your usual American approach to professional interactions with foreign customers and suppliers may alienate important clients. Before you attempt to work with someone outside the United States, consider the potential…

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    What Is Market Segmentation and How Can It Increase Sales?

    by on July 12, 2013

    Who are you targeting with your advertising campaigns?

    If you’re producing general promotions and placing them in front of a general population, known as mass marketing, the ROI generated from your advertising dollars is likely falling short of its potentia…

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    Don’t Allow a Key Employee’s Departure to Impact Your Business

    by on July 11, 2013

    Let’s face it, some employees are more valuable than others. When a key person quits, how do you assure a smooth transition? Here are a few pointers.

    1. Conduct an exit interview. Start the exit interview by making it known that there are no hard feelings a…

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    How to Hire the Right Mobile App Developer

    by on July 10, 2013

    Having a high-quality website is important, but it’s no longer sufficient for building a viable online presence. In order to attract the nation’s growing number of smartphone users, your small business needs a mobile app, too.

    Your software can be as simp…

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