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Intuit Helps Renew Kitchen at Old-Fashioned Grocery

At first, Alexe van Beuren and Kagan Coughlin weren’t sure what to do with the derelict building — a historic home — that they’d rescued in their community of Water …

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Port City Moped Revs Up for Summer With Intuit Grant

A hundred years after his great-grandfather opened the first Schwinn bicycle dealership in the city of Charleston, S.C., Jordan Chaplin decided to enter the family business. He’d met his future …

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Intuit Grant ‘Floors’ Dance Teacher in Virginia

Melissa Floyd never envisioned owning and operating her own dance studio. But when the opportunity to help others presented itself, she couldn’t turn away the talented young performers who needed …

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Intuit Helps Fresh Food Market See the Light

Every day in Birmingham, Ala., residents in search of fresh fruits and vegetables unwittingly drive by Freshfully, an independent market that sells exactly what they’re searching for — high-quality, locally …

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Intuit Creates Buzz for Honeybee Rescue Business

On a school field trip to a natural history museum, 8-year-old Bill Walters discovered his life’s passion: beekeeping. “I wandered away from the class and got in trouble for it,” …

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Wish Granted for Green Bay’s Only Autism Treatment Center

About one of every 88 American children today has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …

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Intuit Goes to the Dogs (for a Good Cause)

For Dawn Henson of Beaumont, Texas, it was love at first sight. Perusing Facebook late one evening in July 2011, Henson saw an unforgettable photo of an aging and seriously …

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Well-Crafted Business Signs Draw More Customers

A well-crafted business sign is critical to making a good first impression on potential customers — and building brand awareness. Whether it’s a sign on your retail storefront or a …

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Why You Should Join Your Local Chamber of Commerce

In the era of email, social media, and texting, local chambers of commerce may seem like dinosaurs. However, these business organizations remain one of the best ways to network with …

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How to Become a Local Media Darling

Newk’s Express Café franchisee Todd Jackson first appeared on Good Day Alabama as a solo act, but he has no misconceptions about why the producers keep asking him back. His …

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Is There Silicon Beyond the Valley? [INFOGRAPHIC]

California’s Silicon Valley is credited by many to be the epicenter of technology and innovation in the U.S., but as rental rates continue to climb in the area, startups are …

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Running a Drop-In Day Care Service for Your Customers

It can be tough for parents of young children to get to places like the gym or the grocery store. When they know it’s going to be a struggle to …

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Intuit Helps Small Businesses Spring Forward in New Campaign

Spring has a way of making everything fresh again, including opportunities for small businesses! In that spirit, Intuit plans to help 15 more small-business owners get what they need this …

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Improve Your Better Business Bureau Rating With These Tips

A business’s rating with the Better Business Bureau can make a difference in the number of consumers it attracts. Savvy customers may check these scores — often viewed as stamps …

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How to Get Your Business to Rank Highly in Local Search Results for Free

Is it easy for customers to find you? The answer to that question may rely heavily on how your small business ranks in local search results. Local search gives priority to neighborhood …

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