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Do You Know a Small Business Hero?

Cathy Roth
Posted by Cathy Roth on Apr 25, 2022 1:07:23 PM

Small business is the backbone of our country. The media often covers stories about mega-corporations in the news, whether they are doing something truly worthwhile or something that might seem a bit crazy. But now it is time to hear about small businesses.

Intuit made an exciting announcement today about the second annual Small Business Success Month to be held in May. And the news could involve one of your small business clients.

National Small Business Hero Day

Intuit has announced the first-ever National Small Business Hero Day to be held on May 31, 2022. To highlight the value that local businesses provide to their communities, the day will culminate in the announcement of three small business winners selected by QuickBooks and Mailchimp to receive a grant of $20,000.00 for each small business owner. 

Do you have a client who is a small business hero? If so, nominations* are being accepted from now until Friday, May 6 at 11:59 p.m. PT. 

To nominate a small business, simply go to the Small Business Hero Day website and complete a simple form. You will need to provide basic contact information about the small business and then explain in 300 words or less why that small business is your hero. 

Small Business Success Month

The Small Business Success Month will include these resources for the small business community. 

1. Town Hall with the Small Business Administration

Intuit QuickBooks will host a candid conversation with Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, on May 19. The conversation will be around the biggest challenges facing small businesses today, such as accessing capital, managing inflation and improving cash flow. The conversation will be moderated by Emmy award-winning journalist Lisa Ling. You can register for the event here.

2. Educational Ask the Expert

Rizos Curls founder Julissa Prado will host an Ask the Expert video about her journey to success. This video will be available on the QuickBooks Blog.

3. Scrapbook of Success

Intuit QuickBooks will share stories of the journey to success from a selection of small business owners in a digital scrapbook. 

Small Business Community Importance 

Here are some statistics from a survey of 8,000 consumers shared by Intuit about the importance of small businesses in our communities. 

  • 66% view small businesses as the lifeblood of their community
  • 73% say small businesses make their community a better place to live
  • Nearly 100% agree that small businesses go above and beyond for their customers and community
  • 64% say small business owners are community heroes

*Small Business Hero Day Contest official rules can be found here

Topics: Finger on the Pulse


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