Intuit Sponsors the 2012 ASBDC Conference and Promotes Small Business Success


"Lighting America's Future" -- it's the theme at the Association of Small Business Development Centers Conference this year, and it's one that we at Intuit are working hard to promote, too. SBDCs are on the frontline of small business success: They're often the first call from businesses when they need help, and we're thrilled to [...]

Local Business Loves Its Community by Giving Back [VIDEO]

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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 community. Brad and Cinda say they look at their business as a third place for people to meet and get away, outside of home and [...]

Fleurtyng with Innovation


In an economy where flowers have become a luxury and in an industry that many consider traditional, a small floral design boutique has Silicon Valley buzzing. Fleurty has found fame not only with its distinctive floral designs, but also in its innovative approach to the floral business. One of its owners, Kosei Yamazaki, shared his [...]

The Beach House Exceeds Expectations to Thrill Customers [VIDEO]

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The Beach House Hotel in Half Moon Bay is one of the most luxurious boutique hotels in the Bay Area, offering some of the region's most breathtaking views. The Beach House has a reputation for creating a productive and professional atmosphere. Every guest we saw come through was greeted with a warm smile from the [...]

Book Pig Lets Kids Pig Out on Books [VIDEO]


You're likely familiar with the Netflix story, and chances are you have an account with a pile of movies in your queue. But did you know there's a similar business out there, designed for children’s books? It's called Book Pig. Based in San Francisco, the company was started by two families that shared a passion [...]

On the Street in Half Moon Bay [VIDEO]

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Recently I had the opportunity to walk the streets of Half Moon Bay before small businesses start to ramp up for the upcoming Art and Pumpkin Festival from October 16-17.

All in the Family [VIDEO]

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A & J is a sheetmetal manufacturer located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The majority of the company’s business involves precision sheetmetal fabrication for high-tech manufacturing companies all over the world. Amrik Atwal started the business in 1994 and his wife, Jagtar, soon joined in 1996. The company has weathered the storms of the [...]

The Daddy of All Coffees

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According to Lee Paterson, the founder of Hula Daddy Coffee, not all coffee is created equal. The words "pure Kona coffee" can be deceiving. For those who are coffee connoisseurs or just desire the morning cup to get your day started, know that the word "pure" has a certain status to live up to. When [...]