MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2014--
After awarding one small business its very own advertisement during
football’s biggest game, Intuit QuickBooks is introducing Small
Business Local Buzz, a campaign to help small businesses
successfully market to their local community.
The new program kicks off in the U.S. on Feb. 3, culminating on Mar. 16
with 15 small business owners receiving marketing packages worth $5,000
each. To enter, small businesses need to submit a short story that
shares how winning will impact their business. All entrants will also
automatically be entered for weekly drawings of $500 gift cards and
receive an exclusive copy of the “Building Buzz on a Budget” guide.
Regional programs tailored to the needs of small businesses in Canada,
the U.K. and Australia will kick off simultaneously on Feb. 18. Small
business owners in the U.S. and participating regions can get started at SmallBusinessLocalBuzz.com.
Fans can cast votes to help improve their favorite businesses’ chances
Based on an October 2012
Intuit Small Business Survey, 87 percent of
small businesses said their businesses are either struggling to survive,
or surviving but not growing. More than 25 percent of the small business
owners surveyed said given $5,000, they would spend the money on
Small Business Local Buzz is part of Intuit’s larger, ongoing commitment
to support the financial success of consumers and small businesses. This
latest effort goes beyond monetary support to provide resources such as
the guide, custom video, and private social media consultation in select
markets to help small business owners take growth into their own hands.
Since 2009, Intuit’s grant programs have awarded approximately $1.2
million to small businesses throughout the United States.
Small Business Local
Business Local Buzz program rules
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. creates business and
financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for
small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals.
Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, Quicken®
and TurboTax®, which make
it easier to manage small
businesses and payroll
finance, and tax
preparation and filing. Mint.com
provides a fresh, easy and intelligent way for people to manage their
money, while Demandforce®
offers marketing and communication tools for small businesses. ProSeries®
and Lacerte® are Intuit's
leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of $4.2 billion in its fiscal year
2013. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major offices
in the United States, Canada,
the United Kingdom, India and
other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
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