As loyal readers of Intuitive Accountant you undoubtedly know that Intuit will be hosting its first-ever QuickBooks Connect conference October 21-23, 2014 in San Jose, CA . As we have been reporting for some time now the Conference is designed to bring together all the players in the Intuit ecosystem and will feature break-out tracks tailored for attendees’ specific interests. Earlier today, Intuit confirmed additional details regarding the event in a press release.
QuickBooks Connect will unlock new opportunities for its attendees, both Intuit customers and non-customers. The conference will draw a wide range of participants, from first-time entrepreneurs to established small businesses and accountants. It is also expected to attract software developers interested in learning more about using the power of Intuit QuickBooks data.
Dan Wernikoff, senior vice president and general manager of Intuit’s Small Business Group said, “We’ve been helping small businesses for more than 20 years and know how powerful our ecosystem can be when you connect all the pieces and players…”
Geared toward sharing and enablement, each sector of the Intuit ecosystem will find that they not only occupy a key position in the future of small business, but are being actively sought to participate since the conference will focus on:
• Entrepreneurs looking to turn their idea into a reality will get the information and make connections they need on everything from perfecting a business pitch to securing funding.
• Small businesses trying to take the next step toward growth and success will hear from expert speakers and attend hands-on workshops that will provide advice on topics ranging from hiring to marketing and financial fitness.
• Accountants embracing the future of cloud accounting will learn about new product breakthroughs and get tips on how to save time and grow their practice, earning continuing professional education credits along the way.
• Developers wanting to solve important customer problems leveraging QuickBooks data will see how to build and support apps on the rapidly growing, global Intuit Partner Platform and drive customer usage.
The event will also feature several main stage programs including presentations by Intuit president and CEO Brad Smith, Intuit’s Founder Scott Cook, and television personality and entrepreneur Bill Rancic. Entrepreneurs Debbie Sterling of GoldieBlox, the winner of Intuit’s Small Business Big Game competiation, and Tristan Walker of Walker & Co. and Code2040, will also be in attendance.
Attendees can begin registering today at www.QuickBooksConnect.com to take advantage of early bird pricing of $169. After July 31, the cost will be $199. The price covers the main conference pass, with some pre and post conference activities available at an additional cost.