As the COVID-19 pandemic plays out around the world, the challenges facing consumers, small businesses, self-employed workers, and accountants continues to grow. Intuit® shared today a number of actions we’re taking to provide relief to those who need it most – a set of initiatives that have the potential to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in value for our customers and for people in the communities in which we operate.
As part of this effort, Intuit QuickBooks® is teaming up with GoFundMe to create a Small Business Relief Initiative to help small businesses raise money to overcome the challenges caused by COVID-19. Through this initiative, small businesses can create a fundraiser on the GoFundMe platform where they’re able to share their story with the public and request financial support to help cover employee-related and business expenses. All of us – friends, family, neighbors, customers – can find small businesses in need on the GoFundMe website and donate directly to them. We will jump-start the giving by providing a direct donation to the relief initiative.
GoFundMe fundraising programs work and they make a real difference. A local deli in California recently generated more than $20,000 from donors to help stay afloat and continue paying employees while their business slowed. If we work together through this Small Business Relief initiative we can inspire more stories like this one by providing millions of dollars in funding to help small businesses stay in business and save jobs.
To learn more, visit https://quickbooks.intuit.com/smallbusinesshelp/.
There is no perfect solution for this unprecedented situation. But we know we can’t face this alone, which is why we are working together with our employees, partners and customers to ensure we have the greatest impact on those who need it most – together.