How Small Businesses Compete Regionally

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Saving Main Street Is Good for Business — and Sustainable

“Old is the new green,” at least when it comes to downtown revitalization efforts in the United States, says the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The private nonprofit organization believes …

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How One Austin Designer Fashioned a Business Through Collaboration

In anticipation of South by Southwest, we caught up with Megan Summerville of Austin’s Sew Sister Lingerie. Summerville received a $30,000 “Love a Local Business” grant from Intuit last summer, …

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GoodOnYa Bar (and Deli’s) in San Diego, CA wins a $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant

Kris Fillat, owner of GoodOnYa Bar (and Deli’s) in San Diego, California, is the February winner of a $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant on LoveALocalBusiness.com.  GoodOnYa Bar is now a Finalist, along with Out of Proportion Studios, to have their …

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Austin Motel Offers Unique Stay For Guests And SXSW-Goers

As the small businesses and residents of Austin, Texas gear up for the crowds brought in by the upcoming South By Southwest (SXSW) festival, the chance to make overnight accommodations …

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Foodies Rejoice! GoPayment Offers Chi’Lantro Deals During SXSWi

This Austin food truck takes credit cards with GoPayment. The Chi’Lantro Korean BBQ Truck that is loved by Austin foodies, will be serving up special fare courtesy of GoPayment. From 6pm to midnight during the SWSWi conference, Friday through Monday March 11-14, Chi’Lantro will be serving up 25¢ tacos to customers who pay by credit card. More »

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Test Drive GoPayment at SXSWi in Austin

This Austin pedicab takes credit cards with GoPayment. And, he’ll give you a chance to see GoPayment in action – for free. If you’re an Austin local, or planning to attend the SWSWi conference from March 11-15, you can enjoy a free ride on GoPayment. We’re sponsoring an entire fleet of MetroCycle Pedicabs. Anyone can get a free ride simply by following GoPayment on Twitter or Facebook to learn the password, get updates on other fun offers we’ll share during the show, and get an insider’s perspective on the panels, parties and people that make SXSWi a hot ticket.
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Maria Luisa’s Boutique Expands Thanks to Love A Local Business Grant

An avid supporter of community and philanthropic causes, small business owner Maria Whittingham experienced firsthand that it really can pay more to give than to receive, after more than 300 …

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Lullaby Lane’s Closure Underscores Persistent Challenges to Small Business

San Bruno, California’s Lullaby Lane was forced to close its legendary doors last weekend after 64 memorable years of operation in the Bay area. An iconic brand in the world …

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Egypt’s Shockwaves Hit Small Businesses in the States

During the two weeks of protests in Egypt that led to the successful ousting of President Hosni Mubarak on February 11, the American media focused its cameras and microphones on …

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Local Business Loves Its Community by Giving Back [VIDEO]

BookSmart in Morgan Hill, Calif. is owned by Brad Jones and Cinda Meister and, like many local businesses, it strives to provide a positive environment and to be involved in its …

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Sustainable in Seattle: Mighty House Construction Goes Green Beyond Building

For entrepreneur Laura Elfline, sustainability isn’t just a practical means of doing business, it’s a way of life. In 2009, Elfline co-founded Mighty House Construction, a Seattle-based residential construction company …

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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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