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Intuit Grants Wish to Help School Rock On

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In 2003, the movie The School of Rock was a hit with music and movie lovers everywhere. But Jack Black and the theatrical fusion of school and rock 'n' roll have nothing on what Jason Gittinger and his Detroit School of Rock and Pop are doing today in real life. Raised in a family of [...]

Intuit Grants Wish to Help a Healthy Dream Grow in Memphis

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Helping a small business to grow can be challenging, especially when growing is the business itself. No one understands the challenges of urban agriculture better than Mary Phillips, a woman who went into business to make some serious green -- in the agricultural sense, that is. Thanks to a generous local landowner with capital to [...]

Texas Not-For-Profit Sends Intuit Wish to the Dogs (And Cats)

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In 2002, Stacey Schumacher -- an animal lover with a mind for business -- founded The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection. For more than a decade now, the nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization has boosted public awareness of issues related to animal welfare. In the process, TCAP has managed to treat approximately 150,000 animals. Selflessly dedicated to [...]
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Mama Mia! Intuit Grants a Healthy Wish to ‘Mama Baretta’

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Ask Debra Baretta-Rogers why Italy is shaped like a boot and she'll tell you. It's to give a swift kick to the notion that sweets have to be unhealthy and exclusionary to individuals with special dietary needs. As a result, Debra's inspiring Penngrove, Calif.-based baking operation -- Mama Baretta -- has been wishing for a [...]

Intuit Brews Up A Granted Wish for Coffee Roasting Couple

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John and Pat Curry of Augusta, Georgia had their hearts set racing this week. And for once that reality didn't result solely from drinking the delicious java these expert coffee roasters proudly percolate. The brewers of Buona Caffe Artisan Roasted Coffee are the first winners of the new Small Business, Big Wishes campaign from Intuit. [...]

Intuit Delivers Grant to California Logistics Business

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Nothing can put the brakes on a freight transportation company's growth like a weak economy. Needless to say, it's been a rough couple of years for the logistics industry. But the important work of hauling freight continues for countless businesses large and small across the U.S. And fortunately for one of them, the most exciting [...]

Small Businesses Wish Big for the Holidays [INFOGRAPHIC]


For small businesses, this holiday season isn't looking cheerful. A recent Intuit Small Business Survey found that small businesses are surviving but not thriving, and that winter is the toughest single season of the year for them. The good news is that they're a resourceful and optimistic group and can stretch a dollar a long [...]

How Hurricane Sandy Brought Big Business to New York Bars


During a hurricane — particularly one as dangerous as Sandy — most people have the no interest in venturing out. To encourage more of them to weather the storm inside their establishments, at least two intrepid New York City bar owners extended their hours amid the impending rain, winds, and floods. In Brooklyn, Freddy’s geared [...]