Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU):
Intuit Inc.’s (Nasdaq: INTU) Small Business Big Game,
sponsored by QuickBooks, continues to put small businesses in the
spotlight, giving them access to a network of opportunities, including
the chance to win an expenses-paid, 30-second television commercial in
professional football’s biggest game on Feb. 7. The program recently
unveiled 10 small business finalists, chosen from over 15,000
submissions, who are in the running for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
that could change the course of their businesses forever.
Next week, Intuit QuickBooks and entrepreneur Bill Rancic will be
traveling across the country to visit each of the 10 finalists, to rally
their local communities, celebrate their successes and thank them for
what they bring to the economy.
The grand prize winner will be determined by the world’s votes, and the
top three finalists will be announced live at Intuit’s second annual QuickBooks
Connect. To cast votes through Nov. 3, visit the businesses’ entries
on the Small
Business Big Game site.
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Wine and RPM restaurant group
Small Business Big Game’s top 10 finalists, in order of tour visit:
Mommas Cookies of Selma, Ala.: Makes
grandma-inspired, southern-style cookies using real butter and
5 & 10 of East Aurora, N.Y.: Provides a
one-of-a-kind customer experience and wide variety of merchandise
in one of the largest five-and-dime stores in the world.
Wish Coffee Company of Round Lake, N.Y.:
Roasts and packs what some might call the world’s strongest
coffee, using a unique blend of beans from around the world.
Boston: Helps restore wool clothing that shrunk in the
washer or dryer with a patent-pending emergency sweater saver
Inc. of Swansea, Mass.: Generates
opportunities for those of all ages and abilities to keep their
brain and body active and healthy in an inclusive fitness studio.
AnaOno of Philadelphia:
Creates intimates and lifestyle collections that make women who’ve
undergone breast reconstructive surgery feel beautiful, confident
FreshPaper of Washington,
D.C.: Keeps food fresh with organic spice-infused sheets made
in the U.S., taking on global food waste, starting at home.
& Plough of Denver: Repurposes military
surplus into fashionable bags and accessories, employing veterans
and donating 10 percent of profits to veteran organizations.
EZPZ of Parker,
Colo.: Offers an all-in-one placemat and plate that suctions
to the table, capturing kids’ messes and eliminating tipped bowls
Shorts of San Francisco: Produces
comfortable, flexible shorts with a commitment to American
manufacturing and inclusivity.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To see the official rules, visit the Small
Business Big Game site. To join the conversation, share on Facebook
and Twitter using #TeamSmallBiz.
Source: Intuit Inc.