Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) is taking small business owners off the sidelines and putting them in the starting lineup. Its new program shares small business stories with the world and recognizes their contributions with more than $25 million in rewards and offers to help them succeed.
Intuit Small Business Big Game by Intuit QuickBooks provides small businesses a platform to give them a voice and inspire others. Intuit and the world will then determine which deserving small business should win the opportunity of a lifetime – their very own 30-second television advertisement that will air during football’s biggest game on Feb. 2.
Intuit has been supporting small businesses for more than 22 years, and with Small Business Big Game it is shining a light on the 29 million small businesses across the U.S. and giving them resources that will aid in their success. Each participant will receive the Intuit Small Business Playbook and a special Intuit QuickBooks product offer as well as a chance to win other prizes including $1,000 grants, online advertising credits and advice from entrepreneur and program advocate Bill Rancic. They can also connect with, and learn from, other small business owners who have similar challenges and goals.
“Every small business has a unique story – and we want the world to hear it,” said Brad Smith, Intuit’s president and chief executive officer. “Small businesses account for 90 percent of the U.S. economy, but they rarely get credit for their tremendous impact. While one small business owner will score the ultimate touchdown, this program is one where everyone wins as it recognizes the contributions of small businesses and invites others to join the growing movement.”
Ready for Kickoff – How the Program Works
Starting today through Sept. 22, any small business owner who qualifies can visit the Small Business Big Game website to sign-up and tell their company story in 600 characters or less.