I just ran across the Love a Local Business grant competition sponsored by financial software maker Intuit. The competition — which currently runs from August 1 through September 15, 2012 – lets fans, including customers, vendors, employees, and the community, determine who deserves some love in the form of $5,000 small business grants. The more votes a business attracts, the better its chances of winning a grant.
According to Intuit, the company has already given out grants totaling more than $1 million in previous Love a Local Business competitions, and it appears to me that this is an ongoing program that will offer more grants after this particular competition expires.
So, what are you waiting for? Get over to the Love a Local Business site and sign up your business!