OK, I don’t like to get caught promoting a company or product besides my own — and I hope I do that rarely — but still, I can’t resist Intuit’s Small Business Big Wishes promotion going on right now. It ties into social media engagement, small business, and even the holiday season. Write about your business wish, [...]
Startups getting easier? Yes, and I believe it, too. But there’s a follow-up question required. First, there’s this from the trends summary of The Intuit 2020 Report — 20 Trends for the Next Decade: Starting a small business will be easier — and more affordable than ever. The cost of starting and running a small [...]
Sad but true: Compare these two scenarios, holding everything else–the company, its history, its credit rating, its founders’ credit rating and its balance sheet–constant: Scenario 1: Company goes to the bank in April with business plan output showing they’re going to need a bridge loan to finance an expansion over the summer. Scenario 2: Company [...]
Intuit is offering a $25,000 first prize to the best business story. The company says: It’s easy–just write up a short story about a real situation and a short tip that other businesses could use, and enter it into our contest. When you create a story, you’ll also help promote your business to the entire [...]
To counter Microsoft’s free offering of small business accounting software, Intuit now has a free version of their Simple Start accounting package. While not nearly as full-featured as Microsoft’s offering, it’s a great way to get out of Excel or manual book keeping and into a proper accounting package.