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Turning a Passion for the Islands (and Coffee) into a Business

Drive-thru java shops are usually seen in big cities where coffee house giants such as Starbucks open them up to speed up service for their coffeeholic, commuting customers. However, small, …

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Just Baked: Cupcake Shop Finds Sweet Success in Detroit

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of posts profiling businesses located in depressed or troubled communities. We’ll be spotlighting businesses in other areas in coming weeks. If …

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Devolution Solutions of North Hollywood, CA Wins $25K!

Pictured: Devon from Devolution Solutions at one of his company’s events.  Phtoo courtesy of Devolution Solutions. Congratulations to Devolution Solutions of North Hollywood, Calif. for winning Intuit’s $25,000 Love A …

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Food Writer Cooks Up Success At Local Farmers’ Markets

Amelia Saltsman had been writing about food for over 20 years when she penned and self-published the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market Cookbook in 2007. She hoped it would sell well, …

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Intuit Loves Local Businesses: $1 Million in Hiring Grants to Come

Do you make a point of shopping local?  Do you love a local business? At Intuit, we care deeply about supporting small businesses in local communities.  Over the past 18 …

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Del Conner Revisits American and Family History With Country’s First Soda Pop

In 1807, Dr. Philip Syng Physick, the “Father of American Surgery,” began prescribing artificially carbonated water to his Philadelphia patients as a remedy for upset stomachs. Physick later suggested to …

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Indiana Momprenuer Is a Sweet Small Business Success [VIDEO]

It’s been said that the phrase “working mother” is redundant, but so-called “mompreneurs” who balance the roles of mother and entrepreneur are succeeding in small business today like never before. …

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Party Girls of Columbus, GA wins $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant

Congratulations to Party Girls Party and Event Planning of Columbus, Georgia.  They are the winners of Intuit’s $25,000 hiring grant for the month of April. The winning nomination came from …

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Lemonade Day Teaches Youngsters About Entrepreneurship

This Sunday, on May 1, tens of thousands of kids across the country will set up lemonade stands as part of Lemonade Day, a nationwide event designed to teach business …

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Bison Brewing’s Daniel Del Grande Seeks Sustainability and Solidarity

Across the country, more and more people are enjoying the ability to choose between organic foods and their pesticide-ridden counterparts, and if Bison Brewing Company owner Daniel Del Grande has …

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Harmony In Hooves Wins $50k Grand Prize

Photo of Cappuccino Cadillac, Courtesy of Harmony In Hooves This morning, I had the pleasure of calling Shana from Harmony In Hooves to let her know that she was the …

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Turning a Passion for Fashion into a Trendy Business

Catherine Chow and Corina Nurimba were young college graduates with a love for fashion — but little business or retail experience — when they decided to start Azalea, a clothing …

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No Horsing Around… Harmony In Hooves of Benton, AR Wins $25,000!

Picture of Shana’s daughter, Hannah, with Scratch the Horse. Shana Rawlings, owner of Harmony In Hooves in Benton, Arkansas is the March winner of a $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant on LoveALocalBusiness.com.  Harmony In Hooves is now a Finalist, along with Out …

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City Government and Small Business: An Award-Winning Combo in Austin

Small businesses don’t often feel like they get much support from government. That’s not the case in Austin. In fact, Harvard University gave the city a prestigious award for its …

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The Business Guys that Try to “Keep Austin Weird”

Where did “Keep Austin Weird” come from? While the term’s origin is unclear (and could date back decades), the term was adopted as a campaign slogan  in 2002 by Steve …

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