"We value small businesses and support them to pursue their passions," says Ken Wach, vice president of marketing for Intuit's Small Business Group.
And the company has a history of putting their money where their mouth is. Intuit's original Love a Local Business has awarded $1.2 million in grants and prizes to more than 100 U.S. small businesses since July 2009.
Now Canadian small businesses can get in on the action, too.Through their Love Our Local Business contest, Intuit will be giving away one grand prize of $5,000 and ten first prizes of $1,000 CAD in November and early December.
To enter, go to Love Our Local Business, enter your business wish and describe how it will transform your business, then let everyone know about that wish and encourage them to vote for it - votes will help determine what the winning wishes are.
The contest runs from October 24, 2013 through December 11, 2013.
To enter, you need to be a Canadian resident 18 years or older and a small business owner with fewer than 50 employees. (The contest is void in Quebec though.)