I am my father's daughter. I've always known I've taken after him in my artistic abilities and night-owl tendencies, but I've realized recently I also have a bit of his passion for entrepreneurship. My dad has started several successful businesses, and I've been lucky to be a part of a few of them in small ways. But it wasn't until I found something I was really passionate about that I caught the bug myself.
This blog and my crochet pattern shop have allowed me not only a chance to help supplement our family's income, but they give me purpose. They are part of my identity. Most of all, they let me do what I love and be home with my children. Now that is my dream business! And I think most local and small business owners feel the same way. They are passionate about what they do, and they want others to feel that passion. I know that's exactly what drives my dad, whether his ventures end up being successful or not. It's who he is. I hope you'll think of that the next time you're visiting a local or small online business. The people are what make it great, and we have the opportunity to help these people live their dreams while supporting our local economies. I just heard about Intuit’s Love a Local Business competition that gives local and online small businesses the chance to win $25,000 to further their dreams. You can nominate and vote for your favorite local or online business and help passionate people make their businesses even better. Check it out!
It’s been very exciting starting my own business, so I’m curious to know: What dream business would you love to start? By replying you will be entered to win an iPad 2!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Intuit’s Love A Local Businesscompetition. The opinions and text are all mine. Contest runs August 10 to September 1, 2011. A random winner will be announced by September 6, 2011. Official Contest Rules
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