We have about 15,000 readers of Intuitive Accountant on a regular basis, and yet we only garnered slightly less than 200 names in our article last week as well as all the other places (linked-in and twitter) that we posted this request.
Thousands of wounded veterans have been retired from military service due to their injuries, many who thought they had a civilian career in a trade or profession they had learned during military service found themselves unable to enter those job fields due to their injuries. Many are undergoing training for alternatives, but many sit dissatisfied with their opportunities, or with broken spirits over what seems like no opportunities at all.
I want Intuit and ProAdvisors to reach out to those wounded warriors, and offer them a new career as Cloud ProAdvisors using QuickBooks Online. Whether we use the Wounded Warrior Project or a broader avenue for reaching out to these veterans in need, we have the ability and resources to help. Obviously not every wounded warrior will have an interest in this 'project' they find no appeal at all in doing what ProAdvisors do, but I think many others will find the challenge of learning sufficient accounting/bookkeeping principles and QuickBooks Online and QBO Accountant a worthy pursuit, and the QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor badge a 'new badge of courage' they will wear with dignity and honor.
Some people have asked me 'why limit' this to QuickBooks Online, well QBO is the future of Intuit, and QBO is where Intuit is 'growing' and 'going'. We as ProAdvisors will have a far easier time convincing Intuit to get 100% behind this project if we are focusing it in the same direction they are moving. But QBO is also the natural approach with which to retrain these disabled veterans. QBO provides an opportunity to 'virtual' with their new clients in ways that 'desktop' products simply complicate, these new "Warrior ProAdvisors" will have fewer disabilities to overcome if they are using QBO because of its very 'freedom to work from anywhere and any device' capabilities.
I want ProAdvisors to be willing to volunteer to work in training, mentoring and perhaps even partnering with "Warrior ProAdvisors" to guide them in their new careers, but the first step is to get Intuit behind this 100%.
So folks I am back to the same place I was 'last week', I need YOUR help. I need YOU to post your NAME and ZIP Code (as they appear in Intuit's Find a ProAdvisor website). If you didn't sign your name and zip to the comments this week, please consider doing so this week. I need names that Intuit will recognize when we submit a petition asking for their help and participation, at this point this is ALL your name will be used for. While I realize from your comments many who signed up last week were 100% volunteering to help in any/every way they could, I do need more names that just a few hundred to submit to Intuit.
So come on, let your mind hear your heart, and post your name and zip code so I can show Intuit that there really are "ProAdvisors for Wounded Warriors as ProAdvisors."
PS - if you already signed-up, you don't need to post your name again.