To market to budding entrepreneurs, Intuit has created a new contest where the prize is $50,00 in cash, products and services. Also a free copy of Quickbooks Simple Start is available online at I Will Just Start. In addition the New York events will take place next week, November 8 and 9 at the “Just Start Lounge” at the Grand Central Terminal.
Intuit Inc., the maker of Quicken and TurboTax software, is offering aspiring entrepreneurs a chance to compete for a business start-up grant valued at $50,000 in cash, products and services.
The grant is part of the Mountain View, Calif., software-maker’s nationwide “Just Start” campaign, which offers guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs on the steps needed to launch their effort.
To help jump-start the program in Chicago, local entrepreneurs will offer advice at a lounge Intuit will set up from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Union Station. In addition, a free copy of QuickBooks Simple Start, the simplified accounting software that previously cost $99.95, will be distributed. The software can also be downloaded free from the company’s Just Start Web site, http://www.IWillJustStart.com .