We’re marking the days down in the calendar as QuickBooks Connect is just around the corner.
This conference – the first of its kind – is packed with educational and networking opportunities that’ll get you pumped and inspired to take your business further. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a small business, an accountant, or a developer, QuickBooks Connect will give you the chance to learn and mingle with industry rock stars as well as potential partners and clients.
Epic speaker lineup
Some of the brilliant individuals who’ll take the stage at QuickBooks Connect are:
- Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group
- Marc Andreessen, Co-founder and Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
- Scott Cook, Founder, Intuit, Inc.
- Brad Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Intuit, Inc.
- …and several others
QuickBooks Connect will also feature numerous breakout speakers who will be discussing topics like starting and growing your business, finance and accounting, developing killer applications, and more:
- Joe Woodard, CEO, Woodard Consulting
- Laura Redmond, Founder, Redmond Accounting
- Darren Root, Principal, Root & Associates
- Dawn W. Brolin, Principal, Powerful Accounting
- …and several others
Tons of learning and networking opportunities
QuickBooks Connect has something for everyone. Just check out some of the things it has in store for you:
Accountants – Pick up insights that’ll help you grow your accounting practice. QuickBooks Connect features breakout sessions on finding more clients, implementing value pricing, must know tax topics, and more. You can also learn how to fully use QuickBooks to your advantage from the “Ask the experts” breakout session featuring the QBO small firm practitioner panel.
Entrepreneurs – Starting a business? Don’t miss the event’s speed mentoring sessions that’ll give you the chance to get valuable info straight from the experts. You’ll also benefit from QuickBooks Connect’s startup-centric discussions featuring topics like how to start your business and the future of funding.
Small Businesses – The conference has some interesting stuff in store for those who want to grow their business. On top of speed mentoring opportunities, you’ll also get the chance to attend breakout sessions on how to find “superman” employees, how to do social media right, and how to get set up online. It also features talks about finance, as well as the business regulations you should be aware of.
Developers – Learn how you can make the most out of the QuickBooks platform. The conference has special developer sessions that’ll impart must-know information on how to build on QuickBooks (what’s new and what’s next), how to develop a killer app, and how to launch it successfully.
Free Vend Advisor Certification Training.
Exclusive to QBC delegates, we’ve organised a free 1-hour training session that doesn’t conflict with any other conference training sessions. Expect to hear the latest QBO integration updates and gain a deeper understanding of the Advisor Program. All delegates will have the opportunity to complete their testing during the session, so you can walk away as an accredited Vend Advisor and start activating retailers immediately.
Why become a Vend Advisor?
As the first point-of-sale on Intuit’s App Center, our Advisor Program is designed to help busy accountants and bookkeepers like you acquire more clients, save time, and charge more for your services. Every client you activate will earn you $350 commission. Refer retail clients to Vend, add another offering to your portfolio, and grow your practice.
All the details you need to know.
What: FREE Vend Advisor Certification Training.
When: Wednesday October 22, 10:30 – 11:30 am (training will start promptly at 10:30).
Where: Hilton Hotel, Winchester Room (3 min walk from the convention centre) (map).
What to bring: Nothing! Just yourself! iPads will be made available for those wishing to complete the testing.
Spaces are strictly limited to 15 delegates to ensure that you can get all your Vend questions answered. We strongly recommend you reserve your place in advance.
Where to find Vend during the conference.
Things can get pretty hectic at conferences and QuickBooks Connect will be no exception. Booking in a time in advance is a great way to ensure you see and talk to all the people on your list. Just click on the photo of the contact you’d like to connect to confirm a meeting time or email firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
President, Vend USA
Dir. Business Development
Channel Account Manager
US Marketing Manager
We’re located at booth #215, right here:
Getting the most out of QuickBooks Connect
Join and follow the conversations, catch all the updates and maximise all the networking opportunities available on all the official social media accounts.
- QB Connect LinkedIn Group
- QuickBooks on Google+
- Intuit’s YouTube account
- The QuickBooks blog
While you’re at it, why not connect with the organizers and your fellow attendees? The LinkedIn Group for instance, has weekly Q&As and several discussions going on about QuickBooks Connect. Participate in these conversions, ask questions, and learn as much as you can. If you’re on Twitter, use the official event hashtag, #QBConnect to track tweets and find people talking about the conference.
Take advantage of these learning and networking opportunities now, so you’ll know exactly what to see and do when you arrive at the conference.
Hope to see you there!
About Austin Gunter
Austin helps run the North American marketing efforts for Vend. Growing up around his family's Honey Farm and store in Texas, he has a passion for small business in his DNA. Austin is a writer, a traveler, and a live-music lover. Ask him what he's reading this week!