Susan Johnston Taylor

Susan Johnston Taylor

Business, money & lifestyle writer

I cover personal finance, small business and lifestyle. My stories offer readers new insights and practical ways to save $, advance their careers or improve their lives.

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3 Challenges Seasonal Businesses Face and How to Handle Them ...

Whether you run a winter ski resort or a summer boating company, your seasonal small business must deal with several issues in a different w

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5 Things Small Businesses Should Know About Service Dogs | Intuit ...

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, U.S. businesses that serve the public are generally required to let service dogs go anywhere on t

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5 Tips for Interacting With Customers on Yelp | Intuit Small Business ...

Like it or not, there’s a good chance that your customers either found your business through Yelp.com or plan to say something about it th

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5 Tips for Managing Part-Time Workers | Intuit Small Business Blog

With the economy still shaky in many parts of the country, small businesses continue to use part-time workers to staff their operations. Par

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5 Tips for Managing Seasonal Employees | Intuit Small Business Blog

Seasonal employees can help keep your small business humming along during some of the busiest days of the year. But seasonal and full-time s

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5 Tips for Teachers on Starting a Side Business | Intuit Small ...

With the school year winding down, summer can be a great time for teachers to launch a side business — either to make some extra money ove

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5 Ways Retailers Can Prepare for Sales-Tax Holidays | Intuit Small ...

Unless your store caters to warm-weather activities, you may notice a drop-off in business in the summertime when people go away for vacatio

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5 Ways to Encourage Customers to Bring Their Own Bags | Intuit ...

All around the country, there's a war on plastic bags. San Francisco has largely banned the things since 2007. Now, Los Angeles County’s p

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5 Ways to Prevent Smartphone “Showrooming” | Intuit Small ...

Smartphones and price-comparison apps have given rise to “showrooming,” whereby shoppers browse products in a retail store, check prices

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5 Ways to Save on Postage | Intuit Small Business Blog

Small business-owners who still rely on snail mail for marketing will feel the pinch once again Jan. 22 when the U.S. Postal Service’s new

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A Mother-Daughter Duo's Recipe for Small Business Success | Intuit ...

Running a salsa business with her mother showed Cindy Pickering the challenges of starting a food business, including getting permits and pa

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Chris Guillebeau on the Art of Nonconformity | Intuit Small Business ...

Chris Guillebeau (@chrisguillebeau to his 60,000-plus Twitter followers) has the kind of lifestyle that many people only dream of. This glob

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Cleveland Laundry Coop Offers Workers Job Training and Equity ...

Midwestern cities like Cleveland, Ohio have been particularly hard hit by the recession. Since opening for business in 2009, Cleveland’s E

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“Collaborative Consumption” on the Rise | Intuit Small Business Blog

Last fall, when Boston-based photographer Dan Watkins learned that the studio he’d hoped to use for a photo shoot in three days was unavai

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Drive Holiday Sales With a Men's Panic Party | Intuit Small Business ...

Drive Holiday Sales With a Men's Panic Party | Intu...