Every day brings its own set of challenges and learning curves for small
business owners, and access to an expert who offers counsel is
beneficial to kick start success. From Aug. 8-23, Intuit QuickBooks is
providing five small business owners the opportunity to pick
entrepreneur Bill Rancic’s brain to aid their business growth, as he
offers seasoned advice from his own small business endeavors and
learnings as co-owner of Xo, G Wine and RPM restaurant group.

‘Ask Bill Rancic,’ hosted on Own
It: A Small Business Network
, will allow small business owners to
post the painstaking questions that keep them up at night. Want to know
what to look for in an investor? Curious about customer service? Small
business owners are invited to ask any question related to their
businesses, and may be one of the five to get an answer directly from
Bill following the two-week submission process. In addition to the
opportunity to get a question answered, each post enters the small
business owner into a prize drawing, where ten entrants will win 0
each for participating.

According to an Intuit study, 41 percent of small business owners feel a
sense of loneliness in their work life. Through this engaging activity,
QuickBooks and Bill Rancic are eager to connect with small business
owners to problem solve with them on a personal level. While small
business owners are resilient and up for challenges thrown their way,
with this activity, they don’t have to feel alone.

This program reflects QuickBooks’ commitment to support, connect and
celebrate small businesses nationwide; however, it’s not the only way
small business owners can participate in the movement. In addition to
‘Ask Bill Rancic,’ there are a number of activities and opportunities to
win 0 in cash prizes on Own
It: A Small Business Network
through Nov. 3, including:

  • Spruce Up Your Site: Websites are an indispensable tool for
    small businesses, but unless you’re an Internet design firm, building
    a great website is often the trickiest part of establishing an online
    presence. If your small business needs a style refresh, upload a
    screenshot of your site and share your ideas on what your website
    could do better. If you win, you can put your cash prize toward a
    website redesign!
  • Share Your Inspiration: As a small business owner, you’re
    constantly learning. Here’s your chance to pass that knowledge on to
    someone else. Post an example of an author, article, film or other
    work that has inspired you, and be sure to check out the gallery of
    other users’ responses. You just might find an insight that takes your
    business to the next level, and those who receive the cash prizes can
    use it for even more inspiration.
  • Build Your Own Banner: Banner ads can drive major traffic to
    your website, improve your visibility and help grow your business.
    Create your banner with a free online banner builder and upload your
    work. Even if you don’t win the cash prize for building buzz, you’ll
    have a new piece of advertising!
  • Giving Tuesday Pledge: Your community supports your small
    business, and this is your chance to return the favor. On Dec. 1, the
    world celebrates Giving Tuesday, an international day of giving back.
    QuickBooks is challenging small business owners to donate time and
    resources to benefit their local communities on Giving Tuesday. In a
    few sentences, share your pledge of support, and don’t forget to post
    photos of your story after Dec. 1. Every bit of support matters, so
    whatever you choose to do, your pledge enters you in our prize
    drawing. In addition to the 0 cash prizes, 0 will be donated to
    the pledged causes of the winners’ choice.

To see the official rules, visit the Small
Business Big Game website
. Be sure to join the conversation on
Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #TeamSmallBiz.

Source: Intuit Inc.

Intuit Inc.
Sarah Voros, 650-944-4385
Jen Garcia, 415-844-6244