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. Winners will be determined based on three criteria: the number of votes the wish receives, the wish’s feasibility, and the transformational impact the wish could have on the business. The first wish will be granted May 6, and we’ll announce one winner a day after that. In addition, the five entrepreneurs whose wishes get the most votes from fans, customers, and other supporters will receive free Intuit products.
To date, Intuit has awarded more than $1.2 million to hard-working small-business owners who are making their dreams a reality and positively impacting their communities in the process. These grants include those awarded last winter after our Love Our Local Business program called for small-business owners to submit wishes through our Small Business Big Wishes campaign. We were deeply moved by the stories our winners shared.
For example, the Kitchener Waterloo Little Theatre (KWLT) 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 July 19, 2002, the locally treasured theatre, founded in 1920, burned completely to the ground. Unfortunately, even after ten years, the devastating effects of the fire continued to be felt. While community members helped rebuild the space, the theatre still lacked a sign.
So Carrie McNabb, Treasurer and member of the KWLT Board of Directors, entered the following wish: “Thanks to volunteers who helped rebuild our space, we’ve been back in our space since 2009, but we still don’t have a sign. For a theatre dependent on foot traffic, this makes a huge difference! Please help make our dreams come true and give our volunteers the recognition they deserve!”
This is just one of the wishes that has come true. You can read more inspiring stories here.
Will good luck bloom for your small business this spring? Submit your wish to Intuit’s Small Business Growing Strong campaign today!