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Intuit QuickBooks Wants to Help Your Small Business Create Big Buzz

Today more than ever, small business owners are relying on online buzz and local marketing to grow their businesses. But for entrepreneurs with a limited marketing budget, spreading the word …

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Intuit Gives Some Green to Eco-Friendly Salon and Spa

The affluent community of Flossmoor, Ill. — a village 30 miles south of downtown Chicago — has an abundance of high-end beauty salons and spas. But one in particular stands …

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Mufa Cafe

Intuit Helps Small Cafe Promote Healthy Dining Alternative

In November 2011, Melanie Fremont-Weatherstone poured her 35 years of experience in the food-service industry into starting her own business in Gillette, Wyo. “I had only lived in the Gillette …

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MedLaundry

Medical Linen Service Cleans Up With Intuit Grant

About 100 miles southeast of Atlanta is the charming town of Milledgeville. “It’s a very tight-knit, traditional southern community that’s been hit really hard [economically] over the last 10 years. …

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The Clay School

Intuit Helps to Shape the Clay School’s Future

When Kirsten Bassion received a master’s degree in ceramics from the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2004, she knew she wanted to give back to …

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Rosendale Theatre

Intuit Gives a Lift to Historic Community Theater

More than a century ago, a small casino with a big future opened its doors in the town of Rosendale, N.Y. By the early 1920s, the casino had expanded its …

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Intuit Grant Gives Lucky Birds a New Lease on Life

Tropical parrots are among the most exotic, beautiful, and intelligent creatures that may be kept as domesticated pets. As such, they’re always in demand. But caring for the birds — which …

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Intuit Grant Is a “Sign” of Good Things to Come for Dairy Farm

Nestled in the far northwestern corner of Massachusetts, where it’s flanked by Vermont and New York, Williamstown — a charming community of 8,200 residents — is home to one of …

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Intuit Helps Bread SRSLY Make Some Serious Dough

Love brought Sadie Scheffer to San Francisco, but loaves keep her there. “I moved to San Francisco to follow a boy that I liked, and he had a gluten allergy,” …

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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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Freshfully

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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