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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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Uncommongoods Works Towards a Better World

When shopping online, the average consumer never stops to think about how a particular company treats its employees or if the conditions of the outsourced factory where its mass produced …

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Austin’s Hottest Startups: Food Trailers, Trucks, and Carts

The mobile food trailer, food truck, and food cart are the new wave of Austin eateries, and they’re taking off like gangbusters, accounting for many of the official startups in …

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Music Marketing Company Terrorbird Media and New Artists See SXSW Opportunity

For emerging bands and musicians, a performance in Austin during South By Southwest (SXSW) can be a once in a lifetime opportunity to grab the attention of hotshot record executives. …

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10 Unique Austin Businesses To Visit During SXSW

The South By Southwest (SXSW) festivals bring in thousands of tourists to Austin, Texas, and the local businesses can’t complain. For newcomers to SXSW and Austin, deciding where to go …

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