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Intuit gives INR25 Lakh to Indian SMBs via Local Buzz Programme

Intuit has rewarded 10 Indian small businesses with INR2.5 lakh 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 on voter preferences and the verdict of a select jury comprising of Nikhil Arora, Vice-President & Managing Director, Intuit; and Vijay Anand, Vice- President, India Development Center, India. Nikhil Arora, Vice-President & Managing Director, Intuit India, said, “Intuit has solely focussed 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.” The Small Business Local Buzz programme is a 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 four countries simultaneously, including the US, Canada, UK and India.