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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 [...]

Intuit Creates Buzz for Honeybee Rescue Business

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On a school field trip to a natural history museum, 8-year-old Bill Walters discovered his life’s passion: beekeeping. “I wandered away from the class and got in trouble for it,” he recalls. “But I remember to this day seeing an observation hive. ... It was the coolest thing I had ever seen in my entire [...]

Wish Granted for Green Bay's Only Autism Treatment Center

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About one of every 88 American children today has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rate of children diagnosed with autism — which occurs across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups — has increased dramatically over the past four decades. [...]
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Intuit Goes to the Dogs (for a Good Cause)

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For Dawn Henson of Beaumont, Texas, it was love at first sight. Perusing Facebook late one evening in July 2011, Henson saw an unforgettable photo of an aging and seriously ill white German shepherd named Kaiser. He was scheduled to be euthanized the next day at a local animal shelter. Kaiser was heartworm-positive, underweight, and [...]

Why You Should Join Your Local Chamber of Commerce

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In the era of email, social media, and texting, local chambers of commerce may seem like dinosaurs. However, these business organizations remain one of the best ways to network with other entrepreneurs in virtually any community. The Intuit Small Business Blog recently asked a few small-business owners how they’ve used their chamber memberships to grow [...]

How to Become a Local Media Darling


Newk’s Express Café franchisee Todd Jackson first appeared on Good Day Alabama as a solo act, but he has no misconceptions about why the producers keep asking him back. His wife and co-owner, Sonya, is a star attraction. “She kind of likes to dress up in funny clothes and wear silly headbands and will say [...]

Is There Silicon Beyond the Valley? [INFOGRAPHIC]


California's Silicon Valley is credited by many to be the epicenter of technology and innovation in the U.S., but as rental rates continue to climb in the area, startups are beginning to evaluate other states to call home. Click on the graphic below to see an enlarged view of who these entrepreneurs are and where [...]

Running a Drop-In Day Care Service for Your Customers

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It can be tough for parents of young children to get to places like the gym or the grocery store. When they know it’s going to be a struggle to keep track of their kids, they often simply choose to stay home instead. Small-businesses looking to bring more parents in the door might consider offering [...]