Intuit Offers INR 2.5 lakhs cash prize to Indian SMBs through Small Business Local Buzz Programme
BANGALORE, India | May 15th, 2014
Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid–sized businesses, has rewarded 10 Indian small businesses with INR 2.5 lakhs each. These businesses were the winners of the first of its kind pan India small business social campaign called Small Business Local Buzz. This initiative further strengthens Intuit’s commitment of fostering the small business ecosystem in India by enabling them to use the money to grow their business.
The campaign witnessed participation from more than 500 small businesses across different sectors in India such as Information Technology, Education, F&B, Travel & Tourism, Handicrafts, Sports and Fitness. While a large number of entries were received from the four metro cities, small businesses from Patna, Coonoor, Hyderabad, Dehradhun and Ahmedabad also participated actively.
The winners were selected based onvoter preferences and the verdict of a select jury comprising of Nikhil Arora, Vice President and Managing Director of Intuit and Vijay Anand, Vice President, India Development Center, India. The 10 winners of the Small Business Local Buzz programme in India are:
Nikhil Arora, Vice President and Managing Director of Intuit India said : “Intuit has solely focused on small businesses in India and this contest helped address the marketing challenge that small businesses face. We instituted this program to help Indian small businesses boost their business and succeed in a dynamic environment. I congratulate the winners for their innovative marketing ideas and wish them success for the future.”
Small Business Local Buzz is part of Intuit’s larger, ongoing commitment to support the financial success of small businesses worldwide. This was Intuit’s largest social campaign and was run in 4 countries simultaneously, including US, Canada, UK and India.
About Intuit India
Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid–sized businesses in the country. Intuit India, the company’s first venture in Asia Pacific, commenced operations in 2005 and currently has more than 700 employees across offices in Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi. Intuit stands on the core principles of customer–driven innovation and improving the financial lives of its customers profoundly with product offerings such as Intuit QuickBooks in India. Intuit has been recognized as the 9th best company for Rewards and Recognition, 6th Best Employer in India, Top 10 Best Places to Work for in India by Great Places to Work Institute. For more information, please visit www.intuit.in
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. Mint.com provides a fresh, easy and intelligent way for people to manage their money, while Demandforce® offers marketing and communication tools for small businesses.ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit’s leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants. Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of $4.2 billion in its fiscal year 2013. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com
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