Attendees Encouraged and Equipped to Grow their Businesses

Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) delivered another dynamic event, connecting,
educating and inspiring thousands of small businesses, accountants and
developers at this year’s QuickBooks
in San Jose, Calif.

“QuickBooks Connect brought together more than 4,500 small businesses,
accountants and developers, face-to-face and side-by-side, demonstrating
the unmatched power of our ecosystem,” said Brad Smith, president and
chief executive officer of Intuit. “Over the course of three days, we
fueled each other through inspiring speakers and informative workshops,
and all walked away with new insights and connections that will continue
to build our collective success.”

Main Stage Inspiration

QuickBooks Connect featured influential main stage speakers including:

  • Oprah Winfrey, global media leader, philanthropist, producer and
    actress, who shared how to build, maintain and grow a professional and
    personal brand.
  • Robert Herjavec, a leading shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit
    “Shark Tank” and founder of Herjavec Group, who discussed how
    entrepreneurs can differentiate themselves in a crowded market.
  • Jessica Alba, founder and chief creative officer of The Honest
    Company, and Brian Lee, co-founder and chief executive officer of The
    Honest Company, who participated in a fireside chat on developing and
    adapting business models for growth.
  • Brian Grazer, Academy Award-winning producer and New York Times
    best-selling author, who provided tips on how to generate new
    opportunities through networking, mentorship and curiosity.

An event recap video, as well as select main stage sessions, can be
viewed on the QuickBooks
YouTube channel

Educational Breakout Sessions and Workshops

The event included dozens of tailored breakout sessions and workshops
featuring the expertise of speakers from a range of industries with
insights and advice for a diverse audience:

  • Small businesses and entrepreneurs received personal speed
    mentoring sessions hosted by Lean Startup Co., while thought leaders
    Scott Cook, Intuit founder, and Eric Ries, author and founder of the
    Lean Startup movement, shared their challenges and successes of
    bringing a seed of an idea to life.
  • Accountants learned to embrace innovative strategies designed
    to help them save time, grow their practice, drive client success and
    create a future-ready firm today by transitioning to the cloud,
    strengthening their role as a trusted advisor and using social media
    and the Web more effectively.
  • Developers had a chance to solve big problems for small
    businesses during Intuit’s second QuickBooks Connect Hackathon, where
    Collbox won the grand prize, valued at ,000, for simplifying the
    small business owner’s task of chasing down customers who owe them
    money, all tied into QuickBooks Online.

New Additions to the QuickBooks Ecosystem

Intuit also announced several new product enhancements:

  • Providing better financing options with the QuickBooks
    marketplace, including a new line of credit product
    offered in partnership with OnDeck,
    and a new partnership with Fundbox
    that enables small businesses to advance payments for outstanding
  • Launching a new
    partner program
    that will provide developers with the marketing
    support they need to reach more than 1 million small businesses around
    the world that run on the QuickBooks platform.
  • Providing a new range of solutions to make it easier for retailers,
    e-commerce merchants, wholesalers and manufacturers to manage their
    inventory and sales channels. These solutions build on the power of
    the QuickBooks platform and leading third-party apps.
  • Simplifying tax preparation on QuickBooks Online Accountant with Trial
    Balance, designed to reduce or eliminate manual data import, export
    and entry work. The feature helps accounting professionals save time
    and become better strategic advisors for their clients.

Small Business Big Game Top 3 Finalists

Intuit announced the top three finalists in its Small Business Big Game
contest, one of whom will receive an expenses-paid, 30-second television
commercial during professional football’s biggest game on Feb. 7.

Finalists include Chubbies
of San Francisco, Death
Wish Coffee Company
of Round Lake, N.Y. and Vidler’s
5 & 10
in East Aurora, N.Y. The grand prize winner will be
announced in January.

For more information on the event, visit the QuickBooks
Connect website

About Intuit Inc.

Intuit Inc. creates business and
financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for
small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals.

Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®,
and TurboTax® and,
which make it easier to manage small
and payroll
; tax preparation
and filing
; and personal finance. ProSeries®
and Lacerte® are Intuit’s
leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.

Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of .2 billion in its fiscal year
2015, with approximately 7,700 employees in major offices in the United
, Canada, the United
, IndiaAustralia,
and other locations. More information can be found at

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