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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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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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SailProud Uses Intuit Grant to Launch New Product Lines, Expand Reach, and Help the Environment

Last March, Intuit’s LoveALocalBusiness.com competition awarded a $30,000 small business grant to SailProud Apparel, a Boston-based eco-apparel company that creates clothing from recycled landfill materials like plastic bottles. The company …

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Intuit Hiring Grant Whips Small Business into Shape

Christen Tranchito, owner of Northfield, Ohio-based Movement Matters Health & Fitness, may be used to getting her clients fit, but thanks to a recent $25,000 hiring grant from Intuit, Tranchito …

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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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Love a Local Business Follow-Up: Xtreme Wheels

Even before owner Virginia Clark of Buffalo learned that she had won a $5,000 Love a Local Business grant in January 2010, she was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support …

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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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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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PEP Club Sports in Parker, Colorado Wins a $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant

Amber Schweitzer, owner of PEP Club Sports in Parker, Colorado is the December winner of a $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant on LoveALocalBusiness.com. PEP Club is now a Finalist, along with Buss Fitness of Northfield, Ohio and Todali Tackle of Philpot, Kentucky. One of these three Finalists will be selected by our judge, business advisor Rhonda Abrams, to have their grant doubled to $50,000.
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Todali Tackle in Philpot, Kentucky Wins $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant

Alicia Haynes, owner of Todali Tackle in Philpot, Kentucky is the November winner of a $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant on LoveALocalBusiness.com. Todali Tackle is now a Finalist, along with Buss Fitness of Northfield, Ohio, who could be selected by our judge, business advisor Rhonda Abrams, to have their grant doubled to $50,000. One more Finalist will be chosen in December. It could be you! More »

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Five Ways to Celebrate National Entrepreneurs’ Day

November 19 is National Entrepreneurs’ Day. In fact, this entire week has been declared in recognition of entrepreneurship by Presidential Proclamation. Didn’t have it on your calendar? No problem: We’ve …

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Small Business Awards You Should Apply For

Small businesses that are overcoming the odds and growing rapidly need to find creative ways to maintain their momentum. Since they usually don’t have big budgets for marketing campaigns, they …

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Buss Fitness Wins $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant

October was the start of the largest small business grant competition to date on LoveALocalBusiness.com. Intuit is sponsoring $100,000 in Hiring Grants to help small businesses hire the help that they need. Over 300 fans voted for our October winner, Buss Fitness, a provider of fitness classes in Northfield, Ohio. More »

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BookSmart of Morgan Hill Wins $30,000 Love A Local Business Grand Prize

While the choice was difficult, our Love A Local Business judges selected BookSmart of Morgan Hill to have their grant increased from $5,000 to $30,000. They were inspired by BookSmart owner Brad Jones’ promise to commit half of the prize to books for Morgan Hill schools. More »

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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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