Spring has a way of making everything fresh again, including opportunities for small businesses! In that spirit, Intuit plans to help 15 more small-business owners get what they need this season through our Small Business Growing Strong campaign.
Between April 2 and May 12, 2013, submit your small-business wish online for a chance to win. Winners will be determined based on three criteria: the number of votes the wish receives, the wish’s feasibility, and the transformational impact the wish could have on the business. The first wish will be granted May 6, and we’ll announce one winner a day after that. In addition, the five entrepreneurs whose wishes get the most votes from fans, customers, and other supporters will receive free Intuit products.
To date, Intuit has awarded more than $1.2 million to hard-working small-business owners who are making their dreams a reality and positively impacting their communities in the process. These grants include those awarded last winter after our Love Our Local Business program called for small-business owners to submit wishes through our Small Business Big Wishes campaign. We were deeply moved by the stories our winners shared.
For example, Jerry Mallard’s auto repair shop in Branson, Mo., was uprooted by a devastating tornado. He thought he might have to close his doors permanently. But after his wish for new equipment was granted, he was able to rebuild his garage and his
Debra Baretta-Rogers, inspired by her son’s severe allergy and her late father’s legacy as a baker, started a business in Penngrove, Calif. “Mama Baretta” prepares gluten-free gourmet goodies for those who previously were excluded from such culinary joys. We granted her wish for new packaging for distribution, so that her treats can be sold in stores and reach a wider audience.
You can read more inspiring stories here.
Will good luck bloom for your small business this spring? Submit your wish to Intuit’s Small Business Growing Strong campaign today!