Help Choose the Winner of Intuit’s Small Business Big Game Competition

Thousands entered, and now only four small businesses remain in the running to win a TV commercial that will air during the Big Game on Feb. 2, 2014. We need your votes to choose the winner!

The Small Business Big Game competition, sponsored by Intuit QuickBooks, aims to put a U.S.-based small business on the biggest stage, next to the biggest brands.

In August, we invited entrepreneurs to share their stories — and rally support — for a chance to win a 30-second advertising spot during football’s championship game. The top 20 were voted on by Intuit employees, who narrowed the list to the four finalists, whose names were announced today.

The Finalists

Barley Labs of Durham, N.C., manufactures all-natural dog treats made from barley that’s recycled after it’s used to brew beer. The business began when a home brewer adopted Barley, a Labrador retriever mix, and began crafting pet treats that incorporated his hobby.

GoldieBlox of Oakland, Calif., was created by a female engineer who wanted to do more than color building blocks pink to nurture a love of engineering in young girls. She created a toy that combines construction and reading with a strong main character.

The Locally Laid Egg Co. of Duluth, Minn., raises its hens in pastures to produce tastier eggs while being a good steward of the planet. All the eggs are sold within a few hundred miles of the farm; every time a delivery is made, the company plants a tree.

POOP Natural Dairy Compost, located in Nampa, Idaho, sells odorless manure for lawns and gardens. The company takes the byproduct from Holstein dairy cows and puts it through a process that renders the all-natural fertilizer clean and odorless. It’s sold in 50-pound bags.

Cast Your Vote

Voting is open now through Dec. 1. You may vote once a day, every day, for the small business that you think should win the Small Business Big Game prize.

Intuit QuickBooks will provide the winner with everything it needs to take its advertising idea from the drawing board to the TV screen during the Super Bowl in February. Vote for your favorite today!

About Carla Turchetti

Carla Turchetti is a veteran print and broadcast journalist with a passion for small businesses and the stories behind them. Her work currently appears on Infusionsoft's Big Ideas Blog and in the News & Observer, the regional daily newspaper in Raleigh, NC.
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Just wondering when you are going to announce the winners of the contest. The site has said "check back soon" for weeks now! How long does it take to add up online votes?


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