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Small Businesses Propel Intuit (and the Vendor Reciprocates)
We don’t typically comment on vendors’ individual quarterly earning reports, but Intuit’s recently announced fourth-quarter 2013 earnings are worth discussing

us grants for small businesses  with subscribers outside the US growing by 80 percent to 32,000. Giving Back to Small Businesses Small businesses drive the US economy, but rarely stand in the national spotlight. Intuit’s new program, Small Business Big Game , is one way the vendor is giving small businesses the recognition they deserve. Small Business Big Game should help small businesses succeed with $25 million (USD) in rewards. Intuit is providing a platform to give small businesses a voice, and the program culminates with one

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Small Business Software (SBS)

The Small Business Software (SBS) evaluation model targets functional requirements for fully featured solutions designed to support all business requirements of a typical small business. Extending beyond mere accounting functions, it is primarily applicable to those businesses for which full-scale ERP software may be too complex or cumbersome. However, the model of SBS solutions includes all the essential categories such as General Ledger, Accounts Payable (A/P) and Accounts Receivable (A/R), Payroll, Job and Project Costing, Multinational Accounting, Light Manufacturing, Inventory, Technology, and much more. 

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