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Intuit Announces Durham, N.C. Based Barley Labs as a Finalist in the Small Business Big Game Competition

<p class='bwalignc'> World Vote Determines Who Wins the Opportunity of a Lifetime </p>

Monday, November 11, 2013

Intuit Announces Durham, N.C. Based Barley Labs as a Finalist in the Small Business Big Game Competition

06:00 EST Monday, November 11, 2013

DURHAM, N.C. (Business Wire) -- Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU):

WHO:

  • Barley Labs, of Durham, N.C. - Produces all-natural dog treats in various flavors out of recycled barley from a local brewery.
  • Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU), a company whose mission is to improve its customers' financial lives.
  • Bill Rancic, entrepreneur, author and reality television star of Giuliana and Bill.

WHAT:

  • From almost 15,000 entries, Intuit has selected the final four small businesses that will continue to vie for the ultimate prize: a 30-second custom television advertisement that will air during football's biggest game on February 2, 2014.
  • As finalists, they will receive:
    • An all-expenses paid trip to New York for the Big Game viewing party with a few surprise guests.
    • A professionally-produced television commercial to tell their stories and share their passion.
    • A meeting and business advice from entrepreneur and reality star Bill Rancic
    • Free, lifetime use of Intuit small business solutions, including Intuit QuickBooks

WHEN:

  • Now through Dec. 1, anyone can visit www.SmallBusinessBigGame.com to cast a vote for the business they want to make it to the end zone this February.
  • Barley Labs' owners and an Intuit spokesperson are available for interviews on Monday, Nov. 11 and Tuesday, Nov. 12. For interview requests, please call Jen Garcia at 415-828-2514 or jgarcia@accesspr.com.
  • Download b-roll package here: http://bit.ly/196bUtk
  • Download AP photos here: http://bit.ly/HLUhJC

WHY:

  • Small businesses mean big business to the U.S. economy, driving job growth and fueling the gross domestic product. Their importance cannot be understated. That is why Intuit is rewarding one lucky business owner with the ultimate prize – a 30-second advertisement during football's biggest game. The opportunity signifies the importance of small businesses and celebrates their success on the world stage.

WHERE:

In person interviews can be accommodated in Durham, N.C. or phone interviews are also available.

More information on the top four is available at www.SmallBusinessBigGame.com. Join the conversation: #TeamSmallBiz

Intuit Inc.
Elisabeth Gettelman, 415-238-1915
egettelman@intuit.com
or
Access Communications
Jen Garcia, 415-828-2514
jgarcia@accesspr.com

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