You see, last October I was extremely fortunate to experience my first QBConnect Conference in San Jose, California as one of the invited international VIP contingents (that’s me pictured above with Bill Rancic who was the MC) who will Sydney have is the biggest question on everyone’s lips?
Looking back it was a surreal and very humbling feeling when I arrived at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose. This was going to be my home for the next 5 days. I kept asking myself
“How did a Sydney girl like me who’s only desire was to help and educate as many small business owners become financially fit using QuickBooks Online end up here in the US”
Intuit don’t do things in halves and QBConnect is an excellent example of this, with a star-studded line-up of celebrity keynote guest speakers including Basketballer, Shaquille O’Neil, Fitness Guru, Jillian Michaels and Skateboard legend, Tony Hawkes plus the list goes on. One might be right to think what can celebrities share with us over two days that will impact our thoughts and thinking.
Let’s just say the biggest highlight for me was listening to all these amazing speakers share with us their journey in the business world, something you don’t read about online or in the glossy magazines. They all had an honest and raw story to tell, but the one thing that was unanimous amongst them all was their success continues due to the trusted team that support them – including their accountants and bookkeepers.
I walked away feeling more confident in what I do and that yes, I do make a difference, and our clients who choose to work with us and value our skills must feel the same which is why they can focus on what they do best like our celebrity friends.
The breakout sessions I attended were educational and inspiring. The hardest thing was deciding which one to attend. My inner voice again started saying
“Wow, when I grow up I want to be one of those speakers presenting at QBConnect one day.”
So, when I wasn’t listening to speakers or attending breakout sessions, I was mixing it up with the hundreds of exhibitors spread out across two exhibitor halls. My strategic plan was to connect with a handful of essential apps that would add value to my client base back home, and this is where I soon realised to my disappointment that most of the apps only worked with the US version of QuickBooks and not the Australian version.
Which is another reason why I’m super excited that Australia finally has QBConnect because all the exhibitor’s products will work with our very own Australian version of QuickBooks Online.
Did I also mention that I will also be one of the speakers at QBConnect? It seems I have grown up and the beautiful people at Inuit US & Australia think so too …. Lol
I couldn’t think of a more suitable agenda for me to lead: Using QuickBooks as a Small Business Owner – after all this is what I do every day educating clients and small business owners on how to simplify, automate and integrate their processes using QuickBooks Online.
It’s not unusual for me to make customers cry tears of joy when I show them how we do this – so I will attempt to do my best to repeat this on the day.
Just in case I haven’t convinced you enough why you should register to attend QBConnect as a small business owner below are my 3 top reasons why you should:
1. Celebrity Speakers – you will walk away feeling more inspired and pumped to smash out more goals in your business
2. Exhibitors – there could be that one app/solution that changes the way you do business which will allow you to scale and grow without investing too much in resources
3. Come and hear me speak – you will walk away with real solutions/processes that you can implement in your business that will simplify your life and give you more financial control even if you don’t use QuickBooks Online.
You can register on this link https://quickbooksconnect.com/au/
Look forward to meeting many of you there!
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Below are some pics of my amazing time in San Jose last year! I’m sure we will create just as many great memories in #QBConnect Sydney