Intuit QuickBooks and Mailchimp Launch Small Business Heroes Day to Celebrate Everyday Local Heroes
New Appreciation Day is part of QuickBooks Small Business Success Month in May
INTUit (NASDAQ: INTU), the global technology platform that QuickBooks , TurboTax , mint , credit karma and MailChimp may declare as Small Business Success Month for the second consecutive year. The month will feature a series of activities, including a town hall with the US Small Business Administration and the introduction of a new recognition day to close out the month: small business heroes day May 31.
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The importance of small businesses in our communities is undeniable. A recent survey of 8,000 US consumers found that 66% consider small businesses the lifeblood of their community and 73% say small businesses make their community a better place to live, with major benefits like creating a stronger sense of community and jobs. There is also nearly 100% agreement that small businesses go above and beyond for their customers and community and 64% say small business owners are community heroes. But 7 in 10 say small business owners should be recognized more.
“Every day, millions of small businesses across the United States serve their customers, strengthen their communities, and play a vital role in propelling our economy,” said Alex Chriss, executive vice president and general manager, Small Business & Self Employed Group at Intuit. “As part of Small Business Success Month, we are thrilled to celebrate the incredible impact small businesses have in our communities and to continue to support them on their journey with the resources they need and recognition. they deserve.
Small Business Heroes Day Contest
Nominations are now open until 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, May 6 for the Small Business Hero Day Contest by Intuit QuickBooks and Mailchimp .*Any US resident 18 years of age or older can nominate a small business in the United States for a chance to win $20,000 for heroic efforts that impact an individual or community. Whether it’s the wedding caterer who rushed to accommodate the longer-than-expected guest list, the plumber who arrived at 2 a.m. when a pipe burst, the 24-hour locksmith 24 that brought a locked-out family home, or the restaurant owner who donated food to the local food bank, the ways small businesses big and small are saving the day are as unique as they come. are. For more information and to submit an application, visit SmallBusinessHeroDay.com . Winners will be announced on Small Business Heroes Day, May 31, 2022.
Small Business Success Month Activities
In addition to Small Business Hero Day, throughout May, Intuit QuickBooks and Mailchimp will provide additional resources to the small business community and celebrate the success of all small businesses. Support programs include:
- Town Hall with the Small Business Administration: Intuit QuickBooks will host a candid conversation with Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the US Small Business Administration, on May 19 to discuss the biggest challenges facing small businesses today, including how to access capital, manage inflation and improve cash flow. The conversation will be moderated by Emmy Award-winning journalist Lisa Ling. Event registration is available here .
- Educative Ask the expert : Julissa Prado founder of Rizos Curls, will host a Ask the expert video talking about his journey to success. The content will be available on the QuickBooks Blog .
- Hit Album: Intuit QuickBooks will unveil a digital scrapbook featuring stories from the journey to success of a selection of small business owners.
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* No purchase necessary. The contest starts on 04/25/22 and ends on 05/06/22. Open only to: Nominator: a person 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States and DC at the time of entry. Candidate: An applicant is a small business located in the 50 United States that is 1) owned by a legal resident of the 50 United States and DC, 2) and is 18 years of age or older, 3) is no older than 20 employees, and whose business was in operation before or after April 1, 2021. For more details on how to enter and the official rules, go to SmallBusinessHeroDay.com . Void where prohibited.