You can download the entry form (at least you could earlier today -- right now the form and the related rules have been taken down) at the above mentioned Web site -- it requires a brief, high-level business plan explaining how you’ll use the money to “stimulate growth.” Entries are due April 30.
Judges will include a panel of Intuit and accounting profession executives, with winners chosen each month from May through July. This looks like fun (hey Intuit -- I’m available to help judge!) and it’s nice to see one of our profession’s main vendors step up with some hard cash to “help” -- after all, the average firm grew almost 14 percent last year (it’s a GREAT TIME to be in public accounting!).
When the application DOES go back up, be sure to read the rules. Intuit will end up with a treasure-trove of marketing material -- everything you send them is theirs to use however they see fit! That said, it’s still a great deal for 10 firms.