Starting and sustaining a small business has never been easy. And without access to financing and working capital, it’s all but impossible. Businesses large and small, young and old, need access to cash and credit to fund operations, build inventories and bridge the gaps between billing and payments. Yet for too many entrepreneurs, the ability…

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Alex Chriss, Intuit Vice President responsible for the QuickBooks division for the Self- Employed, testified on the sharing economy before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Manufacturing, and Trade. The testimony was part of “The Disruptor Series: How the Sharing Economy Creates Jobs, Benefits Consumers, and Raises Policy Questions.” Read the testimony here.

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U.S. consumers have gone frugal in shopping for consumer goods, a behavior changed by the Great Recession of 2008. This post-recession shopper is also morphing into a frugal healthcare consumer. Being frugal in healthcare is tricky though, and too many people aren’t taking advantage of one of the most useful tools for managing health care…

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The Earned Income Tax Credit has provided tax relief and assistance for working families since being signed into law by President Gerald Ford in 1975 with bipartisan support in Congress. A decade later, with support from Democrats in Congress, President Ronald Reagan significantly expanded the program, calling it “the best anti-poverty, the best pro-family, the…

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Exchanging Ideas Drives Better Outcomes

For 30 years, Intuit has been guided by a simple mission: to improve the financial lives of our customers. And while you may not immediately recognize our company’s name, you’ll find millions of American homes and businesses using our products — Quicken, TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, to name a few. Over the decades, people and…

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How Washington Can Keep the Small Business Dream Alive

Small businesses are alive and well, thank you. Want evidence? Look no further than the recent QuickBooks Connect conference, where thousands of small business owners, accountants and software developers gathered to learn how to start and grow their businesses. The first-time event sponsored by Intuit attracted people from all walks of life and economic situations…

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“Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them,” wrote Chief Justice Roberts on June 25, 2015, the day the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled 6-3 in favor of upholding the Affordable Care Act. [Here’s a link to the Court’s decision]. Moments later, the President asserted…

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Driven largely by the rise in the on-demand digital economy, a new kind of self-employed entrepreneur is rapidly being added to the U.S. workforce. Unlike their predecessors, many of today’s newly minted entrepreneurs don’t have storefronts, staffs or even business cards.  What they have instead is access to the global marketplace by directly providing services…

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Supreme Court rules for marriage equality

Today, the Supreme Court ruled that denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples violates the Constitution.  The ruling will have profound impacts on millions of same sex couples in the 13 states which must now join all states in lifting bans on marriage between same sex couples.  One consequence for these couples is the significant reduction in…

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