Intuit Study Shows Small Business Owners Grow Increasingly Concerned, Turn to Accountants in Larger Numbers
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif – Mar. 18, 2009 – Small business owners are increasingly looking to their accountants to provide broader business consulting services and personal financial advice in this economic downturn. This is just one of many findings in a comparison study released by Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) that queried 250 accountants and 250 small business owners nationwide about challenges they face in growing their businesses, maintaining the accountant/client relationships and remaining competitive in the marketplace. In order to provide a more complete context around how the economy has changed the way small business owners operate and view their business goals over the past six months, Intuit reissued a portion of the survey originally conducted in July 2008 to small business owners and accountants in mid-January 2009.
The recent study's key findings include:
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