The Love A Local Business City Challenge Is Underway

Looking for cash to help run your business? Get your hometown involved!

We’re giving away $50,000 in grants to the cities that love their local business the most. Intuit’s City-by-City challenge will reward small businesses located in cities that nominate the most businesses.

At the end of each month, the two cities that nominate the most small businesses will be awarded ten grants worth $5,000 each. These $5,000 grants will be awarded to five small business entrants selected at random from each of the two winning cities. Intuit will also donate $1,000 to each of winning city’s Chamber of Commerce.

Head to LoveaLocalBusiness.com to vote and support the local businesses in the city you love!  To see current city rankings, visit LoveaLocalBusiness.com/city-by-city.

Learn more about the program by clicking here.

This entry was posted in Local, Love Our Local Business and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.
30 comments
Rita
Rita

Hello. My name is Rita Hyre. I am 34 years old, i am a professional stylist and a makeup artist. I live in Mt. Vernon,  NY.  I graduated Cosmetology school in 2012. I am a single mother. I recently started selling own costmetic products that I make from home. I really need financial help to have my cosmetic line. It is very hard as a single mom working for myself trying to provide for my daughter. I really have a passion for what I do. I love to make people feel good about themselves and put a smile on their face. Please email me at ritahyre@yahoo.com. 

Liarto
Liarto

I am 37 years old from Indonesia. I do not have a job the last 2 months. I was devastated because business and I need a quick fooled funds for meunasi debt and build business back, is there anything that can help I need $ 50,000 to start a small business to overcome all of my problems.

My email address is lilypetualang@gmail.com
This my bank account:
Name of Bank: State Bank Indonesia (BNI)
  ROUTE NUMBER: 0091501
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0138334095
  ACCOUNT NAME: liarto
  COUNTRY: Indonesia
thank you

Shuntae
Shuntae

Hello Iam a 23 year old mother,recently graduated from cosmetology school! Iam looking for some funds to start a salon business! I've been doing hair for 10years! I definitely have the ambition,encouragement,& self confidence to handle a business on my own! I love what I do! It brings out the best in me! I enjoy making people happy,because Iam a happy person! So If you want to contact me here yourztruly21@gmail.com please do so my name is SHUNTAE thank you have a blessed day you guys

Abolore Adekoya
Abolore Adekoya

Runners withHelping Handswas started by CoppinState University trained Registered NurseAboloreAdekoya BSN, RN.Abolore has been a practicing RN for 10 years in the areas of Medsurg, Critical Care, and Hospice Nursing. Abolore provides compassionate care toelderly adults has been her calling since the age of 16 while working in a long term care center as a certified nursing assistant.Her certifications include Registered Nursing Licensure, Basic Life Support (BLS CPR),Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS CPR), Medication Administration, and End of Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC-Palliative Care).

While working in Hospice, she soon felt there was a need in the community to help seniors and those with disadvantages with activities of daily living. While visiting seniors and those in need, many of these people needed simple help but had no one to assist them. With this need, Runners with Helping Hands was created .

larweh narh moses
larweh narh moses

Hi, UMKVC is a vocational center set up by my wife Beatrice and my self Moses to help create job and alleviate poverty in our local community by helping the Child child, Widows and single mothers.We are still at the start up stage and need donors or investors to help us realize our dream. We need a start up capital GH¢ 317,840.00 to buy a 14 room building to commence the center in September 2014

jandjshively
jandjshively

Trail Of Faith Farms is a Christian Based Equine Facility located in Trenton, North Carolina. Located near Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The Farm is owned by my husband, Joshua and myself, Jessica Shively. As of 2014, Trail of Faith Farms is still in the process of being established. We pray that God will continue to guide us in establishing this Farm. Our facility will be used for horses, that will uplift souls and spread the word of Jesus Christ. We hope to have a horse barn and fenced pasture by this summer or fall. We are in tremendous help of funding for a horse barn and more fencing supplies. Currently I teach lessons at the facility I keep my horses. I have students that function normally, to autism, to cerebal palsy. I need your support and help please. Thank you and God bless!

Mildred Bailey
Mildred Bailey

Hi I am a diable lady 48 years old, have found a passion in jewelry, need to start a business  I can not hold down a everyday job. health will not let me. but with some hired help. and the computer. and  a few other things I am sure I could make a go of it. your help would be greatly appercated. if you are wondering no I do not have SSDI have been figthing for over 10 years has been in federal court for 3 years, I am told that the judge is sitting on it, do not know what that means. just know I do not have it, if I did I would not need to ask for any money at this time.. so can you please help.

ninjanina
ninjanina

Hi im a single mum and have been building my business up for 2 years in my front room I make handmade and customised owls and teddies over the course of the year I have been ill but I hasnt made me give up as my 8yr old keeps me rocking I am looking for 10,000 for a years rent and 1300 for supplies for the year it would allow me more freedom to expand and get my web page and on line shop going rather than only being able to focus on buget and never expanding any time soon. Thank you

winfieldsprideandjoy
winfieldsprideandjoy

I am a single mother of 3 living in eastern NC in the progress of starting a family-owned food truck named Winfield's Pride & Joy food truck and catering. I've already bought my vehicle for my business, now I'm awaiting & seeking funds to design it and add more equipment. This truck is dedicated to my father, a disabled Vietnam veteran, he has push me to the level of success by reminding me that I am a skilled chef that hasn't and never will give up. I have a teenage son that will be joining me on my journey when it opens and a 4 & 10 year old that will also join the Winfield's Pride & Joy team. My intentions are to expand this brand until its known all over our country. If I receive this money my children and I well be self sufficient and my community will be enhanced with healthy, gourmet dishes and from here, the sky's the limit.

MALES2MENSTAYINGFREE
MALES2MENSTAYINGFREE

males2men is a  Non:Profit post & pre pison prevention organization who has designed an athletic apparel line that needs funding to manufacture a 100% of sales is to go toward housing food we'll have the clothes once manufactured so we can house for a year and thru rigorous workshops in parenting ,social etiquette ,group confrontation, ,credit & financial education[budgeting] as well as rebuilding trust,honor,dignity & respect first accepting full responsibility through acknowledging ones behavior & criminal activity to the fullest no excuses.Boys commit crimes not men. Maturity makes the difference not age,car,sex life,house,job.or any outside facade.A man should positively enhance every ones life he comes in touch with.This organization is built on the backs of those who been through the system and know what it takes to go through get out not just stay out .They have dedicated their lives to giving what they earned . The rights to be called a Man 'It's an earned title'.      Societies biggest problem is lack of MEN help us to continue in our PURPOSE. Thats the ultimate we want to help males find their purpose once they find that.They blosom into men living with true  peace,joy,contentment,forgiveness,compassion.affection " LOVE " which is an action becomes the way of life.You can donate @ males2menstayingfree@gmail.com  via PAYPAL  if you need &/or want further info contact M2M @206-279-0836 .We are not trying to be just successful we want to be EFFECTIVE IF WE DON'T SEE A DIFFERENCE THEN THERE IS NONE WE ARE NOT INTO TALK WE ARE INTO THE WALK!!!  SEE OUR COMMERCIAL IN THE 3RD 1/4 OF SUPERBOWL 50

 

libra66
libra66

I am 47 years old from Pakistan. I have no Job last 18 months. I need $ 25000 to start a small business to overcome my all problems.

My email address is  miskhi@hotmail.com

Thanks.

 

pinkladycleaning
pinkladycleaning

hi  my name is neidi im from rochelle il were the working area is not to good if you are looking for a flexible good part time paying job. im starting a cleaning business call pink ladies cleaning crew. this mean allot to me and the lovey ladies that would and work for me most are single moms trying to make a pay check wile following their dreams in school..or other important places we work with each other as a caring family and team. more woman should have this opportunity in life I have been blessed with. i know how hard it is since i was special education in school all my life and no one ever took my work seriously! it was hard to get a job  and i am a hard worker but with 2 kids its hard to get a job the allows for flexible scheduled and so i started doing this. but to be professional and grow its gonna cost me money im putting towards my employees and material. my business needs this help to succeed i have helped alot of people along the way and this time i need help to rise. 

rebelcity
rebelcity

I started a business called RebelCity...Its a Under 21 club and music & video production studio. The youth club has dancing and gaming. The club is used to help the youth get off the streets and soon would like to build a communication program within rebelcity. RebelCity doesnt make any profit and all employees are volunteers. I am looking for funding to help maintain the building...

TNTTECHJason
TNTTECHJason

Good Afternoon!!

I work for T-N-T Technology Incorporated. We are in the business of supplying the local community with low-cost surveillance, self-defense and I.T. work and repair. We are currently gathering sources to provide law-enforcement equipment to our local area PDs. We are a small business without a lot of capital, ( 98% of our backing comes from the other owner's 2nd job.) We really need a good location, which we need money for, and to build a stout inventory for our clients.

 

deblear
deblear

Hello, I am looking for funding to start a green health and cosmetices business. My business would brinh natural medicin to my area. We have to drive at least 200 miles were I live to find any kind of natural products, Natural medicin or fresh herbs. I grow my own natural herbs with no prsicides. I am wanting to make my own cosmetics and bath products as well as candles . I wat to be able to offer fresh herbs and spices from me and others so people in my area can learn to use oils and herbs for health and cosmetics without chemicals.

 

I have been to college for 7 years studying Criminal Justice a second major in psychology and was weorking on a licensing for drug and alcohol counslor license. I had some health problems that prvented me from finnishing my degrees. Now I am wanting to build and run my own bussines tha I feel will also helpserounding comunitys because there is a lack of good emplyment in my area I feel I could grow herbs in a green house and made cosmetices by giving jpobs to people in this area that would otherwise have no emplyment oppertunitys. 

 

I have many house of business  and I am good with peopleand feel there is a need in this area for natural; medicin and products that I can provide with the help of funding through grants and or donations.My email is deblear2@gmail 

Food health
Food health

Hello, I work for a small business company called Food Health and Environmental Safety. We are a relatively new company that needs assistance with equipment and advertising. We feel like a grant is the only thing at this moment that would help boost the companies standards and popularity. For more information on us you can checkout our website at foodhealthsafety.com, or email us at rmcqueen@foodhealthsafety.com

OshoAvia
OshoAvia

Hi just started a phone call away Braiding company but I need a business car..its hard to get to my clients at times because most of the time when my husband go to work i end up with no ride.. I care a lot about delivaring quality customer care on time but this is really limiting me...I want to advertise all over my town for the benefit of the company...I really need some funds to booter the business....tucklytac@yahoo.com

CamillaEliana
CamillaEliana

Hello!! I started a small business to help women that  could not get a job and always dream of working and make money to bring their self steam back as I have being on the same path for years. I am a mom that has done everything human possible to race my son in my own. It was a very difficult situation with school, working and so many disappointments. It  has hurt a lot along the way. Every where I go, people say how smart I am, but I didn't  have the work background history to get a good job, even know I have a master degree. I straggle for 20 years. Today I create an amazing and advance technical business using software that I design myself to allow moms like me to work at their own hours. It is all about products for kids party as beautiful boxes and packing for treats. It is an amazing idea that fits the niche on the party supply. But I don't have any money to invest into the business as I  need to create die-cuts for the products. The software is complete, the website is done, the marketing and business plan is done , everything in place, but I am missing the funds to print and start die-cutting the products to lunch the business.  I can't get a loan from a bank due to my credit history that has being not very good due to my no money situation for years. I have help many moms that I know by cutting the products by hand so they can sale it to friends. I have done it using my little money just to allow them to fill good about themselves. I have seeing so many smiles and happiness on faces that was feeling like  failures. My sister is one. She has 3 kids, no money and no hope to get anywhere in her life. I sheer her up, teach her about the kids products, she start showing her friends and they start ordering , she started fixing her hair , bought her kids feel things and a smile was in her face. Another lady that I know was the care giver and  lost her mother a year ago. She never work, but take care of her mother. After the mother is gone she has no hope at age 50 to get anywhere in life. She just want to die. I show her the kids products, print and hand cut, show her the site, she started showing other people and she ask me if she can come and help me with the products as she has fallen in love with. So many other ladies and moms, that I don't have the space to tell their story.

I wish with all my heart that I could once in my life to work in a decent place and help other like me to have a better life or at least a hope that they can depend on themselves and are capable of working and be productive.

If someone out there wants to help me to have the little funds that I need to start the business, God will compensate you in so many ways as you are going to be helping not just me, but thousands of moms like me that has no hope for a better future.

 

 

David1956
David1956

Hi: I'm in the process of starting a website to market health products for women--beauty aids, organic products, vitamins, etc. I need money for marketing or it won't get very far as that is the most important part of the whole venture. I've been unemployed for three years, and have been unable to find a job in my field. My age--57--does not help me either, so I've decided to strike out on my own, but can't put the kind of resources into this that I'd like to. 2000 dollars would go a long way to helping me.

If anyone can help, or knows of any organizations or foundations that can, I'd appreciate hearing from you.

Regards, David

email: dav5633@yahoo.com

ninjanina
ninjanina

Hi i am Alix 34 a mum of one and i didn't want to miss her growing up threw a lot off illness and love from my partner and daughter i started 1 year ago I make  vintage hand stitched teddies, owls to mobiles all sourced locally i feel that local shops need local support .At the moment my home is my business and in need for a premises i just hope you can help me please my email ninjascuddlies@gmail.com

stardijah87
stardijah87

Hi I am a young 26 year old single mom trying to finally start my life long dream of opening a boutique called Belle, beautiful in french... I always wanted to open up and start a business but never could because I had to raise my daughter alone... now my daughter is 7 and I would really love to give her a great life and finally live my dream, and to show my daughter that hard work really pass off! Please help me open up my business... please e mail me at starfrazr@yahoo.com

iatemygift
iatemygift

We are a small business and have grown over 100% from last year. We are trying to prepare for growth by hiring more help. We are in need of a small grant to help offset cost. as we work 19 hour days, and wear as many hats as possible. We are a wholesale vendor and recently became Incorporated. We are growing, but are at a crossroad as we need capital. Thank you for your time.

You can call me or email thanks again.

Jesse from Idaho

208.964.3160

gifts@iatemygift.com

Skunk Brothers Spirits
Skunk Brothers Spirits

3 Veterans looking to get  a Craft Distillery started in the Vancouver/Camas, Washington area. We have the experience, the knowledge, and the drive...just not startup capital. Anyone who would like to help us get up and running please contact us at skdonoho@gmail.com.

chiffion
chiffion

Looking to expand our business. My wife and I have a beauty supply store and we are the only one with-in 70 to 100 miles. We need capital to expand product lined and up grade computer systems. Any one  interested  can contact us at chiffionsbeautysupply@yahoo.com.

benton
benton

I am a small trucking business with my mother as my partner.  We have a logging truck that helps supply logs to a small community thats its main commodity is the sawmills that we haul logs to.  My business is suffering because of  the large payment each month which is at a 14.5 interest rate.  If we should have a break down or not work becuase of weathe  our business would not suceed.  Our goal is to upgrade and possibly expand our business

Yagz
Yagz

I want to sell my infused ointment in Colorado. After looking at the licence fees I do not see a way of doing it. My nephew died last month and when I found him it broke my heart. He was a mmj patient with complete renal failure. He was going to school to be a nurse. I do not use marijuana but, do believe in the benefits if responsible. I want to do this to help people. I have had my ointment tested and it works to relieve pain. My product can help many and, because of the fees I can not even start my business. I am 52 and a grandma of six. I work full time and would use the money to start my business to help people.

Thiha
Thiha

I really need a grant to start small biz. I am from Myanmar( Burma)country. Your idea please.

Grant needed
Grant needed

I put my busniess in a bad location and lost my #€¥. I have made a deal on a new location and am suppose to take possession of it 1st August. I'm totally broke and need a grant or loan or just some help or it will be a wash. stanker1984@yahoo.com

lloyd mclennon
lloyd mclennon

ELECTRICALDRIVEGRID@GMAIL.COMLloyd@electricaldrivegrid.com  Government Grants18  Smith wheel road,suite 40Old   Oracherd   ME 04064 (207) 2053285

ELECTRICALDRIVEGRIDTo whom it may concern:     We are looking for a grant for research and developement of  Magnetic hybrid electrical drive generator in the  amount of $450,0000-500,0000     Objective:    Magnetic hybrid turbo turbine generator is a device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy.  Manufacturing from 120 to 600 volts AC/DC power. Military Equipment, Will be able to operate public transportation, trains, buses, cars, homes, ships, planes, and anything that uses energy power to operate. Looking forward to the 22nd century and beyond. Being able to employ and train the next generation for the future.  Fossil fuel will be extinct and our company.  "Electrical Drive Grid" would like to be the fore runner for hybrid energy. Every since my youth, I have been driven by the idea of generating electricity. We want to build a electrical generator that is Eco friendly.We are looking for a grant for research and developement of  Magnetic hybrid electrical drive generator in the amount of $450,0000-500,000.00 Sincerely, Lloyd Mclennon ,SR

shanekaperry
shanekaperry

I want to start a business and really need help financially.Im ready to make a big business move.

 

shirley bussie
shirley bussie

I want to expand my business shirleybussiemurphy@yahoo.com

pravin
pravin

I Want to expand my bysiness sonvanepravin@gmail.com

mail me

 

Kdeason
Kdeason

When will you do the February drawing?

lmurray
lmurray

I think people should know that o and p rescue is run by 2 drug addict, convicted felons. They currently have theft and forgery charges still pending. They threaten fosters and other rescues. And this is who you want to give money to. Do your research

MaryLZamikousky
MaryLZamikousky

I am from Canada, i get posts from oand p rescue. they are awsome, the work they do to save all animals is amazing. 

i know they could use the money

@ oandp rescue  tricia cole 

JC
JC

I love Diamonds In A Ruff dog Rescue in Pompton Lakes, NJ. Only 3 female owners, always a great attitude no matter what veterinary bills they have been hit with. They go above and beyond for the animals!!

Jenn
Jenn

Is this something that anyone can try and be a part of? Say, I am trying to start my own business is this something I could be eligible for?

g
g

does this apply to somebody trying to start a business?

Mr sam simba
Mr sam simba

i love Mwanza,Nyamagana its a great areas for business circumstance and i apply for this grant because i'm desire to obtain grants

AlpinePM
AlpinePM

I love Garland, Texas.  A great place to grow-up, raise a family and work!

Dream2013
Dream2013

I just filed for my LLC. Am I eligible to apply for this grant? Thank you

codepromo
codepromo

5000$ can temporary help a lot.

Austin
Austin

Thank you sooo much! This $5,000 grant is going to help us soo much! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!- Austin

Tricia Zara
Tricia Zara

I love Abilene, Texas, it's a wonderful place to bring up your children and the people who live in Abilene or just wonderful>

Linda Turpin
Linda Turpin

I love Seabrook, New Jersey for its melting pot of ethnic groups that blend and get along so well. It really is and interesting place to live and to learn of other cultures.

tim woodby
tim woodby

i love east tenn for there customer service.

STEVE SWAGGERTY
STEVE SWAGGERTY

I LOVE NORTONVILLE, KANSAS!!! IT'S A WONDERFUL SMALL TOWN. IT'S GREAT FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN!!!