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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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    8 Small-Business Legal Matters That Don’t Require an Attorney

    by on July 9, 2013

    Attorneys are expensive, especially for startups and early stage businesses. Some situations, such as defending a lawsuit or negotiating complex contracts, call for an attorney — and the costs of hiring one pale in comparison to the potential losses you may…

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    Focus on Content Marketing Instead of SEO

    by on July 1, 2013

    A steady transformation is taking place in online marketing. The strategies for getting your website seen by existing and prospective customers are changing. Instead of focusing exclusively on SEO, or search engine optimization, many companies are shifting the…

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    How to Use a Contest to Commission Freelance Work

    by on June 28, 2013

    Does your company need a logo? Perhaps a website redesign or a promotional piece? As a small-business owner, you probably do not need to forge a relationship with a high-end design or marketing firm. Yet finding a freelancer who will deliver high-quality work …

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    How to Tell If Google Sees Your Content as 'High-Quality'

    by on June 27, 2013

    Ever wonder why some websites rank higher in Google’s search results for key terms than yours does?

    Google has an algorithm that tells it how to decide whether the content on any given site is high- or low-quality. This algorithm essentially has everything …

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    Expert Advice on Small-Business Lending

    by on June 14, 2013

    You’ve probably read plenty of articles about small-business lending. But what if you could talk to a lender and get inside information that might not appear in the advice columns?

    The Intuit Small Business Blog recently spoke with Mitchell Weiss for that v…

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    Businesses React to Threat of Internet Sales Taxes

    by on June 10, 2013

    The Marketplace Fairness Act, which could force many more business owners to collect sales tax on online purchases, recently passed the U.S. Senate. However, the legislation faces an uncertain future as lawmakers in the House of Representatives voice concerns …

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  • How Effective Is Your Facebook Business Page?

    by on June 7, 2013

    Gone are the days when the effectiveness of a Facebook marketing campaign was measured in likes and shares. The popular social media site now offers a host of metrics to help you evaluate fan activity on your business’s page.

    Why Facebook Metrics Matter

    Ac…

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    Advertising and Promotions Law Essentials for Small-Business Owners

    by on June 6, 2013

    You know that lying about your products and services can land you in hot water, but there’s a lot more to “truth in advertising” than just being honest.

    What are the rules around how you can advertise and promote your products and services? The Intuit S…

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