Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU):
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This Thursday, QuickBooks
Connect Chicago is bringing together hundreds of Chicago’s diverse
businesses under one roof, from small businesses and entrepreneurs to
self-employed workers, developers and accountants.
This audience will come together to obtain the tools and resources they
need to succeed from Intuit
QuickBooks and partners Square
and Bigcommerce, while also
getting unique opportunities to network with each other. Attendees will
potentially have the opportunity to hear from a surprise local celebrity
who can speak directly to the Chicago small business landscape and its
opportunity for growth.
In addition to a comprehensive line-up of content and activities
targeted at small businesses and entrepreneurs, there are also special
events planned for accountants and the self-employed and developer
Online Certification Training for accountants: This free
one-day course, taking place the day after QuickBooks Connect Chicago
on July 17, will help prepare Chicago accountants for the QuickBooks
Online Certification exam and has been designed, and will be taught,
by QuickBooks Online Advanced Certified ProAdvisors. The course earns
up to 5 CPE credits, and accountants who pass the exam onsite will
receive a Amazon gift card.
to be Successful Working in Today’s On-Demand Economy: QuickBooks
will be hosting an afternoon session on July 16 alongside Lyft
and Work Market, with a
panel discussion on how to be successful working in today’s on-demand
economy, self-employment tax tips and networking opportunities with
fellow self-employed professionals.
Developer #UnicornLibations Drinkup: With 600 million small
businesses worldwide, the opportunity to drive their success is huge.
Reach millions of small businesses by developing for Intuit’s
QuickBooks Online, an open platform for developers that taps into the
power of QuickBooks and the cloud. All developers are welcome to swing
by the evening of July 16 and talk to members of Intuit Developer as
well as other Chicago developers.
Big Opportunities to Win
As part of the event, Chicago attendees have two opportunities to win
big and boost their businesses as a result. Small businesses will be
able to enter QuickBooks’ Small
Business Big Game, a contest where one lucky winner will receive an
expenses-paid, 30-second television commercial during professional
football’s biggest game. Attendees will also have the chance to win an
expenses-paid trip to attend the annual QuickBooks
Connect national event in San Jose, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2015.
Confirmed speakers for the event currently include The Honest Company’s
Jessica Alba, founder and chief creative officer, and Brian Lee,
co-founder and chief executive officer.
Access to Successful Entrepreneurs and Experts
The first winner of ‘The Apprentice’ Bill Rancic, USA Today columnist
Rhonda Abrams, Chicago small business advocates and experts from Intuit,
Square and Bigcommerce will be at QuickBooks Connect Chicago to help
attendees take their businesses to the next level.
QuickBooks is also putting Chicago’s own successful small business
owners in the spotlight during an inspiring panel, where ABC ‘Shark
Tank’ contestant and founder of LuminAID
and founder of Lyteshot will share
their lessons learned and successes specific to the Chicago community.
To view the full schedule and register for #QBConnect Chicago, visit http://www.quickbookslocal.com/chicago.
Use the discount code “QBCHI” to register for free today.
Thursday, July 16
- QuickBooks Connect Chicago conference: 9:00am – 2:30pm CT
- Self-Employed event: 2:30pm – 4:30pm CT
Developer event: 4:30pm – 6:30pm CT
- Offsite at The Monarch, 1745 W North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
Friday, July 17
QuickBooks Online Certification Training (accountants only): 9:00am –
2520 S Hoyne Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608
AVAILABLE FOR PRESS INTERVIEWS:
Resourceful small business experts
vice president of product management at Intuit, has built products
that facilitate business management and adapt small businesses to the
Bill Rancic: first winner of ‘The
Apprentice’, co–owner of four successful restaurants and Xo, G Wine,
New York Times best-selling author and real estate developer
Rhonda Abrams: best-selling
author, entrepreneur and USA Today small business columnist
Jewel Burks: an
Atlanta local, Google’s entrepreneur in residence and founder and CEO
executive director of Chatham Business Association and appointed small
business committee member by Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Successful Chicago small business owners
Mark Ladd: CEO and
founder of LyteShot, a cloud-based mobile gaming platform for
alternate reality gaming in the real world with sensor-based game play
connected through the internet
co-founder of LuminAID, a clean energy startup that produces solar
powered, rechargeable, inflatable and lightweight lamps
Source: Intuit Inc.