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Intuit Helps Small Businesses Spring Forward in New Campaign

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Spring has a way of making everything fresh again, including opportunities for small businesses! In that spirit, Intuit plans to help 15 more small-business owners get what they need this season through our Small Business Growing Strong campaign. Between April 2 and May 12, 2013, submit your small-business wish online for a chance to win. [...]

Improve Your Better Business Bureau Rating With These Tips

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A business’s rating with the Better Business Bureau can make a difference in the number of consumers it attracts. Savvy customers may check these scores — often viewed as stamps of approval — before deciding to do business with a particular company. Receiving BBB accreditation requires first registering through the BBB office that covers your [...]

How to Get Your Business to Rank Highly in Local Search Results for Free

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Is it easy for customers to find you? The answer to that question may rely heavily on how your small business ranks in local search results. Local search gives priority to neighborhood pages in the results that show up on Google, Bing, and other search engines. Searchers may include locally oriented keywords (such as a city, neighborhood, [...]
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The Show Will Go On Thanks to Granted Wish from Intuit

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When it comes to the entertainment business, the show must always go on. But on July 19, 2002, the Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre (KWLT) in Ontario, Canada suffered a tragic setback that imperiled the legendary community theatre to such a degree that few initially thought the lights would ever come on again. On that fateful [...]

8 Tips for Dealing with Road Construction Near Your Small Business

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Roadwork is a fact of life in the developed world. But while it's an inconvenience for you as a driver, it can be devastating for a small business if your driveway or signage is blocked by street closures, scaffolds, and other construction -- not to mention the  flying debris and noise. Don’t let road construction [...]

Intuit Provides Golden Opportunity for Business Devastated by Fire

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December 12, 2012 was supposed to be the luckiest date on the calendar last year.  But while 12/12/12 may have delivered auspicious realities for some, this particular occasion bestowed anything but upon Christopher Sapp and his employees at Golden Isles Linen Service. “About 8:30 that night I got a phone call,” Sapp remembers. “They thought [...]

How to Start Selling at Farmers Markets

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American consumers love a good farmers market: The succulent fruits and vegetables. The tempting sights, sounds, and smells. The feeling of rubbing shoulders with neighbors and coming home with delicious, organic goods at reasonable prices. For small-business owners, farmers markets also provide relatively easy and affordable opportunities to generate new income streams, test new products, [...]

Cleaning for a Good Cause Made Possible by Intuit


After serving eight years in the U.S. Navy, Danielle McCray wanted to start her own business as both a way to give back to her community of Florence, South Carolina, and to help secure a positive future for her son. "When I got out of the Navy," she remembers, "I was working for the Postal [...]