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The Love A Local Business City Challenge Is Underway

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Looking for cash to help run your business? Get your hometown involved! We're giving away $50,000 in grants to the cities that love their local business the most. Intuit's City-by-City challenge will reward small businesses located in cities that nominate the most businesses. At the end of each month, the two cities that nominate the [...]

Sipping N' Painting Wins Intuit's $50,000 Grand Prize

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Sipping N' Painting has won the $50,000 Grand Prize in Intuit's Love A Local Business grant competition.  Just last week, the company won our June grant and became one of three finalists to win an additional grant.  Our judge, Shana Rawlings of Harmony in Hooves, says she had a very difficult time deciding.  But, in [...]

Brew The Right Thing: The Local San Diego Sells Local Events


The Local Eatery and Drinking Hole in San Diego is a thriving independent bar and restaurant near the Gaslamp District, where it’s been making a name for itself as a locally grown success story. Owner Mina Desiderio manages The Local while juggling life as a mom with a toddler. We asked her how she nourished [...]
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Intuit Shares the Love with Jefferson City!

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Jefferson City, the capital city of Missouri, is one of of two city winners of Intuit's Love A Local Business City Challenge.  Over 350 businesses in the area were nominated in the month of June on LoveALocalBusiness.com, and because these two communities showed so much love for their local businesses, Intuit is now sharing that [...]

East Lansing Loves Local Businesses

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East Lansing, Michigan showed its love of local businesses in June by nominating over 300 of its hometown businesses for a grant from Intuit's Love A Local Business grant competition. Because of this, the small town in the heart of Michigan is receiving $26,000 to support local businesses. Three businesses in the town have won [...]

Sipping n' Painting of Denver Wins $25,000

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The winner of our $25,000 Intuit Hiring Grant for June is Sipping n' Painting of Denver, Colorado.  Co-owner Susie Grade was thrilled to hear that her 1.5-year-old business would be able to move to the next level using this grant. Sipping n' Painting aims to help the community of Denver by allowing adults to experience [...]

Three Twins Cranks Out Organic Ice Cream Success


I’m blessed to have been born with a twin brother. I’ve also worked as a soda jerk in a San Francisco ice cream shop one summer while I was in college. So when I first heard the name of Three Twins Organic Ice Cream in 2005, I had to check it out. Since then, I’ve [...]

VerTerra Turns Fallen Leaves Into Growing Business


While traveling through a remote area of India, Michael Dwork’s mind was taken aback by the sight of women on the roadsides of villages that appeared to be baking palm leaves in waffle irons. In reality, they were actually creating crude yet durable, makeshift plates using only leaves, water, and heat. Realizing the potential of [...]