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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Ten small businesses are one step closer to winning a once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity from Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU): an expenses-paid, 30-second
television commercial during professional football’s biggest game on
Feb. 7. Starting today, the world can vote for their favorites on the Small
Business Big Game site, ultimately determining the grand prize
winner who will make it off the sidelines and into the game for a
Chosen from over 15,000 submissions on Own
It: A Small Business Network, these finalists hail from across the
country and represent the spirit of the American small business. Voting
ends Nov. 3, at 12 p.m. Pacific time, when the top three finalists will
be announced at Intuit’s second annual QuickBooks
Connect conference in San Jose, Calif. All 10 finalists and their
accountants will attend the conference, where they’ll get connected,
educated and inspired by a compelling speaker lineup and thousands of
business owners, entrepreneurs, accountants and developers in attendance.
“The importance of small businesses to the U.S. economy and communities
at large can’t be talked about enough, and we are excited to celebrate
these businesses’ successes and see which business captures the world’s
votes and wins the ultimate Small Business Big Game prize,” said Ken
Wach, senior vice president of marketing for Intuit’s Small Business
Group. “These 10 finalists depict various business types, geographies
and passions – and all inspired us in different ways. I look forward to
seeing each of them at QuickBooks Connect this November when we unveil
the top three.”
Lineup of Diverse Small Businesses
The finalists were selected by an internal panel of judges at Intuit,
based on the owners’ passion for their small business, as well as their
authenticity, public representation and other entrepreneurial benchmarks
that align with QuickBooks’ commitment to small business success. The
of Philadelphia: Creates intimates and lifestyle collections that make
women who’ve undergone breast reconstructive surgery feel beautiful,
confident and proud.
Shorts of San Francisco: Produces comfortable, flexible shorts
with a commitment to American manufacturing and inclusivity.
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.
of Parker, Colo.: Offers an all-in-one placemat and plate that
suctions to the table, capturing kids’ messes and eliminating tipped
bowls and plates.
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.
Mommas Cookies of Selma, Ala.: Makes grandma-inspired,
southern-style cookies using real butter and real ingredients.
& Plough of Denver: Repurposes military surplus into
fashionable bags and accessories, employing veterans and donating 10
percent of profits to veteran organizations.
of Boston: Helps restore wool clothing that shrunk in the washer or
dryer with a patent-pending emergency sweater saver product.
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.
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.
To cast votes through Nov. 3, visit the businesses’ entries on the Small
Business Big Game site. To join the conversation, share on Facebook
and Twitter using #TeamSmallBiz.
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®,
and TurboTax® and Mint.com,
which make it easier to manage small
businesses and payroll
processing; tax preparation
and filing; and personal finance. ProSeries®
and Lacerte® are Intuit’s
leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of .2 billion in its fiscal year
2015, with approximately 7,700 employees in major offices in the United
States, Canada, the United
Kingdom, India and other
locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
Intuit and Small Business Big Game are not affiliated with the NFL or
the Super Bowl.
Source: Intuit Inc.