Intuit Grant Gives Lucky Birds a New Lease on Life

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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 are known for their colorful plumage, hooked bills, and blunt tongues — is a massive responsibility that many owners are unable or unprepared to handle. [...]

The Most Common Questions About Hiring Answered


Few business-related responsibilities are as daunting or stressful as hiring employees. Perhaps you’ve conducted interviews before, but the stakes are higher when you’re hiring for your own company, says Alison Salisbury, founder of Fiscally Fit, which provides money-management services to retirees, busy professionals, and other small businesses. At the recent Hire Smart Small Business Event [...]

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

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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 the oldest dairy farms in the region, Cricket Creek Farm. In 2002, Dick and Jude Sabot purchased the farm from their neighbors in the hopes [...]

Intuit Helps Bread SRSLY Make Some Serious Dough

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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,” says Scheffer, who relocated from the East Coast in the summer of 2009. “I started baking just to get him to hang out with me, [...]

Intuit Helps Renew Kitchen at Old-Fashioned Grocery

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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 Valley, Miss. “We had this building that my husband [Kagan] had been renovating on nights and weekends,” van Beuren recalls. “No one else seemed to [...]

Port City Moped Revs Up for Summer With Intuit Grant

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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 business partner, Dave Jarman, in 2010, while both were employed by a national car-rental service. The pair recently quit their jobs to follow in Granddad’s [...]

Intuit Grant 'Floors' Dance Teacher in Virginia

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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 her. “I was teaching for another studio locally and, unfortunately, there were some parents unhappy with the way things were going,” Floyd recalls. “I had [...]

Intuit Helps Fresh Food Market See the Light

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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 grown produce. But from the street, Freshfully’s dimly lit storefront creates the false impression that it’s closed for the day. Not even the bright personalities [...]