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Intuit Launches ‘Love Our Local Business’ to Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

intuit [1]A little love goes a long way. To help small businesses survive and thrive in a tough economy, Intuit Inc. [1] will grant a wish a day, valuing up to $5,000 each, to 15 businesses through its Love Our Local Business [2] program this holiday season. Small businesses in the United States and Canada can submit their wishes at Love Our Local Business [2] and then rally their fans to vote for their submissions. Intuit will fulfill one wish a day from December 3rd to 21st.


Based on an October 2012 Intuit Small Business Survey, Decipher Research compiled the Intuit Small Business Outlook Survey for Intuit in October 2012, polling 201 American small business owners online. An 87 percent of small business operators said their businesses are either struggling to survive, or surviving but not growing. Forty-seven percent of respondents said a $5,000 infusion would significantly help or even save their businesses.

“Succeeding in trying economic times is a month-to-month struggle for our small business customers [3], but they’re a passionate and resilient group,” said Ken Wach, vice president of marketing for Intuit’s Small Business Group. “Small businesses not only drive national economic growth, they’re integral to defining local communities and shaping national culture. We value small businesses and support them to pursue their passions.”

For small businesses, this holiday season isn’t looking cheerful. The Intuit survey found that:

Amidst economic hardship, small businesses are resourceful:

What would they buy with $5,000 for their businesses?

The new Love Our Local Business effort grows out of Intuit’s Love a Local Business program, which awarded approximately $1.2 million in grants and prizes to more than 100 U.S. small businesses since July 2009.

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Love Our Local Business is part of Intuit’s larger, ongoing commitment to support the financial success of consumers and small businesses. In fiscal year 2012, Intuit’s product, in-kind and cash donations to charitable organizations and small business development programs totaled nearly $54 million.

Small businesses can submit their wishes in two easy steps. Details for entry, eligibility, rules [4] and prizing are available at the Love Our Local Business [2] site.

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#1 Comment By Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer) On Wednesday November 14, 2012 @ 2:16 am

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