--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU):
Intuit Inc.’s (Nasdaq: INTU) Small Business Big Game, sponsored by QuickBooks, continues to put small businesses in the spotlight, giving them access to a network of opportunities, including the chance to win an expenses-paid, 30-second television commercial in professional football’s biggest game on Feb. 7. The program recently unveiled 10 small business finalists, chosen from over 15,000 submissions, who are in the running for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that could change the course of their businesses forever.
Next week, Intuit QuickBooks and entrepreneur Bill Rancic will be traveling across the country to visit each of the 10 finalists, to rally their local communities, celebrate their successes and thank them for what they bring to the economy.
The grand prize winner will be determined by the world’s votes, and the top three finalists will be announced live at Intuit’s second annual QuickBooks Connect. To cast votes through Nov. 3, visit the businesses’ entries on the Small Business Big Game site.
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- Bill Rancic, small business advocate, New York Times best-selling author and co-owner of Xo, G Wine and RPM restaurant group
Small Business Big Game’s top 10 finalists, in order of tour visit:
- G Mommas Cookies of Selma, Ala.: Makes grandma-inspired, southern-style cookies using real butter and real ingredients.
- Vidler’s 5 & 10 of East Aurora, N.Y.: Provides a one-of-a-kind customer experience and wide variety of merchandise in one of the largest five-and-dime stores in the world.
- Death Wish Coffee Company of Round Lake, N.Y.: Roasts and packs what some might call the world's strongest coffee, using a unique blend of beans from around the world.
- Unshrinkit of Boston: Helps restore wool clothing that shrunk in the washer or dryer with a patent-pending emergency sweater saver product.
- WiggleKids Inc. of Swansea, Mass.: Generates opportunities for those of all ages and abilities to keep their brain and body active and healthy in an inclusive fitness studio.
- AnaOno of Philadelphia: Creates intimates and lifestyle collections that make women who've undergone breast reconstructive surgery feel beautiful, confident and proud.
- FreshPaper of Washington, D.C.: Keeps food fresh with organic spice-infused sheets made in the U.S., taking on global food waste, starting at home.
- Sword & Plough of Denver: Repurposes military surplus into fashionable bags and accessories, employing veterans and donating 10 percent of profits to veteran organizations.
- EZPZ of Parker, Colo.: Offers an all-in-one placemat and plate that suctions to the table, capturing kids’ messes and eliminating tipped bowls and plates.
- Chubbies Shorts of San Francisco: Produces comfortable, flexible shorts with a commitment to American manufacturing and inclusivity.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To see the official rules, visit the Small Business Big Game site. To join the conversation, share on Facebook and Twitter using #TeamSmallBiz.