Mailchimp parent Intuit has collaborated with the Georgia Restaurant Association to award 20 small businesses with $5,000 grants and one-year free subscriptions to Mailchimp and QuickBooks Online.
Atlanta restaurants have been hurt by labor shortages, supply-chain issues and inflation, Intuit says. While average revenues were up 7% in September 2021 versus September 2019, those with annual revenues below $250,000 have faced slower recovery.
The chosen restaurants can apply the grants toward payroll and operating expenses to address staffing challenges and drive growth, the company says.
“These grants will make an immediate impact on the recipients who we know work very hard to keep staff happy and run a thriving business,” states Karen Bremer, CAE, president and CEO of the Georgia Restaurant Association.
“There are many forces that continue to challenge small businesses but we are happy to play a part in the success of these owners and their employees,” adds Sheldon Cummings, chief operating officer of email provider Mailchimp.
The restaurants include: