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On the Street in Half Moon Bay [VIDEO]

Recently I had the opportunity to walk the streets of Half Moon Bay before small businesses start to ramp up for the upcoming Art and Pumpkin Festival from October 16-17. I was particularly interested in hearing from people that either live, work or frequently visit the Half Moon Bay area. Here is what they had to say about the upcoming festival… More »

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Drop And Give Me 20… Small Business Lessons

On most mornings when you enter Gymtowne Gymnastics in Moss Beach, California, you hear the cacophony of a successful gym: excited children’s voices, encouragements from the coaches, and of course …

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Ellechor Publishing House Wins $5,000 Love A Local Business Grant

In September, thousands of fans voted for their favorite businesses to win small business grants on LoveALocalBusiness.com. Ellechor Publishing House, a new publisher of Christian fiction and non-fiction literature based in Beaverton, Oregon, is the local business that was randomly selected to win a $5,000 grant. They also now join Booksmart of Morgan Hill, CA, and JWG Photography of Austin, TX, as Finalists who may win the additional Grand Prize that increases their grant to $30,000.

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Austin Loves another Local Business

Just two months after Austin helped Megan Summerville win a Love a Local Business Grand Prize grant worth $30,000, Joey Gallahan’s customers have helped him win a $5,000 grant. Gallahan’s …

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Pursuing the dream of becoming an “ice cream guy”

Here at Intuit, we regularly visit customers to get a first‐hand account of what challenges small businesses are experiencing both with using Intuit products and with running their business in …

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BookSmart Wins July Love A Local Business Grant

In July, thousands of fans voted for their favorite businesses to win small business grants on LoveALocalBusiness.com. BookSmart in Morgan Hill, California, is the loved-lucky-local business randomly selected to win …

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All in the Family [VIDEO]

A & J is a sheetmetal manufacturer located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The majority of the company’s business involves precision sheetmetal fabrication for high-tech manufacturing companies all over …

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What small business can learn from Florida tourism’s disaster response

As tourism-based small businesses all along the Gulf of Mexico are feeling the effects of reduced visitor numbers, a few tourism groups are doing some innovative things to reach and …

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New Intuit Green Grants for Small Businesses

As part of Intuit’s celebration of Earth Day 2010, we introduced the Local Hero Challenge, a small business sustainability assesment tool. It was developed in partnership with B Lab, a …

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Small Biz in the Big Apple – Intuit Money Matters Town Hall Series

Drew Raphael always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur. Yet, he never imagined that after his corporate marketing job was downsized that his entrepreneurial spirit would lead him to …

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Local Hero Challenge – Sustainability Assessment for Small Businesses

Small businesses owners often are recognized as leaders in their community, but we expect many of you will learn that you’re much more important – you’re Local Heroes. The Local Hero Challenge starts with a brief, 10-question survey. Your answers are used to assess the positive impact your business has on your community, and to provide a way to promote the good your business does. More »

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SailProud Apparel Navigates to Winners Circle

Intuit has awarded small business grants worth over $200,000 on LoveALocalBusiness.com to businesses that were nominated by their fans: customers, friends, family members, employees and owners. Since January, over 356 fans voted for SailProud Apparel, and in March, their support really paid off. More »

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Maria Luisa’s Gift Store Gets a Present from Her Customers

In February, fans showered their favorite businesses with love on Love ALocalBusiness.com. We received over 25,000 votes for their favorite businesses, and over 300 of those votes were from fans in Nyack, New York, who shared why they love Maria Luisa Gifts & Accessories. More »

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Love A Local Business Delivers Grant to Blossom Birth

In January we had over 30,000 love notes posted to LoveALocalBusiness.com. Each brief message of adoration also served as a nomination to win a small business grant.

After a random selection narrowed the competition to just five businesses, Blossom Birth, a non-profit birth and parenting resource in Palo Alto, California, was the ONE that was selected by our judges to win the Grand Prize grant: $25,000 worth of local radio advertising on the Westwood One network, $9,500 in cash and $500 in Intuit products and services.

To vote in the current grant competition, visit LoveALocalBusiness.com

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Finally Open for Business

I can hardly believe Harmony Music Studio has been open for well over a month now. The last few months have been overwhelmingly busy and stressful, but the reward has …

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