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Out of Proportion Studios in Lodi, NJ Wins a $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant

Shawndra Cox from Out of Proportion Studios is January’s winner of a $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant, sponsored by Intuit Online Payroll.  She is now also one of three finalists in …

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Georgia: The “Entrepreneur Friendly” State

The better equipped a community is to help its local businesses, the more its businesses will be helped — and the more sustainable its economy will be. It’s a simple …

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How One Tennessee Small Business Owner Fought for His Beliefs

Each year, many small business owners across the nation find themselves confronted with ethical dilemmas that pit their deepest beliefs against their bottom line. Though speaking out, especially on controversial …

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PEP Club Sports Wins Grand Prize $50,000 Intuit Hiring Grant!

Our Love A Local Business grant competition judge, small business mentor and consultant Rhonda Abrams, had a tough assignment to determine which of the three in the most recent Finalists should have their $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant doubled to $50,000. The Finalists, Buss Fitness of Northfield, Ohio, Todali Tackle of Philpot, Kentucky and PEP Club Sports of Parker, Colorado, are all women-owned businesses, and all are growing despite the tough economy.
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PEP Club Sports in Parker, Colorado Wins a $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant

Amber Schweitzer, owner of PEP Club Sports in Parker, Colorado is the December winner of a $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant on LoveALocalBusiness.com. PEP Club is now a Finalist, along with Buss Fitness of Northfield, Ohio and Todali Tackle of Philpot, Kentucky. One of these three Finalists will be selected by our judge, business advisor Rhonda Abrams, to have their grant doubled to $50,000.
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BNI: Great Networking Opportunity, or Waste of Time and Money?

As a small business owner, there’s little doubt you’ve heard of Business Network International (BNI), a networking and referral membership group for small businesses, which has regional branches all over …

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Shutter Mom: From Teacher to Entrepreneur

A year ago last month, Sweet Melissa Photography was born. Creating beautiful contemporary images of mommies to be, newborn babies, and families is as gratifying for Melissa Lagano as commemorating …

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The Big Bang: How a Fireworks Company Keeps Business Booming

After setting off fireworks for New Year’s, Western Display Fireworks will immediately start getting ready for it’s biggest business day of 2011 — the Fourth of July. The company, run …

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Small Business Sinks Its Teeth Into the Locavore Movement

Sourcing food that’s local and sustainable may be the hottest restaurant industry trend in 2011, a sign that America’s appetite for fresh ingredients from small, regional producers continues to grow. …

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What the New Federal Food Safety Rules Mean for Small Producers

Many independent food producers breathed a sigh of relief this week when Congress finally passed the contentious FDA Food Safety Modernization Act with an amendment exempting small enterprises that sell …

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Sustainability Can Help Small Businesses Win City Contracts

Looking to tap into the billions of dollars that municipal governments spend annually on goods and services, from break-room coffee to janitorial help? Being a local, sustainable small business may …

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Yoga Studio Revitalizes Historic San Diego Neighborhood

When the doors of Ginseng Yoga Studio opened nine years ago, there wasn’t much expectation that they would stay open. Up until Brad and Cindy Bennett moved in on May …

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Rush for a Cause Raises Money for Injured Students in Sports

One moment in a life can cause others to do extraordinary things. After Matt Galland’s junior year of high school football, he received tragic news about a defensive back from …

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Todali Tackle in Philpot, Kentucky Wins $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant

Alicia Haynes, owner of Todali Tackle in Philpot, Kentucky is the November winner of a $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant on LoveALocalBusiness.com. Todali Tackle is now a Finalist, along with Buss Fitness of Northfield, Ohio, who could be selected by our judge, business advisor Rhonda Abrams, to have their grant doubled to $50,000. One more Finalist will be chosen in December. It could be you! More »

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Online Event 12/16 – Getting Started with Video [VIDEO]

If you’re involved in today’s real estate business, you know that’s not an easy place to be. Lincoln Crum found himself in just that uneasy spot back in 2008. So …

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