Intuit Bolsters “Love a Local Business” Program

May 14, 2011

Intuit today, May 18, announced today an investment of $1 million toward small-business job creation. Part of their Love a Local Business campaign—a program where small businesses win monetary grants based on online nominations from their fans—the new allocation is on top of $500,000 in funding that has already been provided to 104 small businesses nationwide.

According to the Intuit Small Business Employment Index, small businesses have been leading the economic recovery by adding nearly 850,000 jobs since October 2009, equating to a 3.7 percent annual growth rate. The Index measures small-business employment trends based on data from the country’s smallest small businesses that use Intuit payroll services.

During the course of nearly two years, Love a Local Business has infused funding into more than 100 communities. Please click here for details on the Love a Local Business program.