For as long as I can remember I always wanted to start a small business. I had dreams of opening a small, cozy bookstore. (Think Cheers where everyone knows you name but with books and coffee.) There would be small reading corners with comfortable couches. I would have work areas where writers could set up and write in comfort. And of course, there would be coffee. Though the dream never died, the reality of it became something I wasn’t able to do. I never really thought of myself as a small business owner but the truth is a freelance writer and author, I am a small business. I am just on the other side of my dream business. My passion has actually turned into a small business of my own. The one my heart loves and has more successful with than a bookstore owner.
Intuit is hosting a “Love A Local Business” competition. or a local business in your community.
Each month Intuit will be giving away $25,000 to a deserving local business with theirLove a Local Businesscompetition. Your nominations and votes will help secure a better future for a local business in your community. Yes, you can help show your love to a local business. (And let’s face it, our local businesses could use all the love we can give them.)
The more votes a business has the more chances they have to win. So, be sure to nominate your favorite local business or even yourself. I don’t know any small business who couldn’t use a tremendous grant like this one!
Now, I don’t see myself opening that bookstore I dreamed of any time soon, but I know many of you own or support a small business. Why not nominate yourself or a business you want to see win this grant? It could make a huge difference!
I am curious to hear, what small business would you start if you could?
By replying you will be entered to win an iPad 2! (Score!)
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Intuit’s Love A Local Businesscompetition. The opinions and text are all mine. Contest runs August 10 to September 1, 2011. A random winner will be announced by September 6, 2011. Official Contest Rules