2018 QuickBooks Conference Highlights

The Intuit Campus

Finally, at the end of the show, as a special guest in the VIP and Media Event, Kim Amsbaugh, Global Corporate Communications of Intuit’s Small Business Self-Employed Group, took us on a tour of the Intuit Campus where we got a peek into the culture of Intuit.

We reviewed their company values which are posted in every building. One of them is that they care and give back, and we saw it in action. The group was preparing food packages.

They were shipping sustainable food packages for an impoverished country. While we were there, they rang the bell because they had reached 2,000 pounds of food.

We also saw the Intuit Icon—the table where Scott Cook was sitting with his wife handwriting checks for their household bills when he had his classic “Eureka!” moment: Why not create software that would handle household finances? This is where the idea of Quicken was born, and in time evolved into an idea for small businesses to manage their finances using QuickBooks.

Pictured: Ann Ketelhut, Director of Operations at Powerful Accounting, Windham, CT

The QuickBooks event was an amazing one that reinforces the theme of the conference that we are better together. When we connect with others in our community, we become stronger. The Quickbooks community has a strong voice, and it was exciting to learn that Intuit has listened. We are seeing changes come to fruition that we have been asking for in Quickbooks and we know that we are on a great path.

Take It Up a Notch

Conferences can help take your business to the next level. There is a buzz of excitement from meeting new people, learning from the speakers and listening to inspirational talks at the keynote presentations. It is also a prime opportunity to network and connect with experts in the accounting world. Each conference has a different perspective and different demographic of people, and I learn something new at every conference I have ever attended, even after many years of working in this industry. It is also rewarding to receive recognition for the work that I have done over the years.

If you have never attended a conference in the accounting industry, I highly recommend you add that into your business plan goals for success in 2019!

Upcoming: Accountex USA | September 5-6, 2019 | Hynes Convention Center | Boston, MA

About the author

Carrie Kahn

Complete Business Group helps small businesses purchase the RIGHT QuickBooks product at the lowest price and offers a team of experts to provide high level customer service so that they use QuickBooks® the way it was intended. With the many offerings from online to desktop we understand the benefits and limitations of each option to help you find the right solution. We have a team of certified ProAdvisors located all over the US ready to support you remotely or locally.

Carrie Kahn, CPA, the founder and CEO of Complete Business Group, has been helping small businesses purchase the RIGHT QuickBooks product at the best price and offers a team of experts to provide high level customer service so that they use QuickBooks®the way it was intended.

Carrie has been supporting and selling QuickBooks since Dos V1. She has been an Advanced Certified ProAdvisor since 2002. She joined the Intuit Reseller Program in 2008. In 2015 she launched the Complete Business Partner Program
mentoring ProAdvisors in selecting the best QuickBooks products for their clients at best pricing for their customers. She is very involved in the QuickBooks community providing extensive resources for ABBO Facebook group , Scaling New Heights, School of Bookkeeping, CPA Academy, Intuit’s Firm of the Future, and CBG Blog. Carrie is a lead QuickBooks Author for the Accountex blog. She was named Insightful Accountant’s Top 100 ProAdvisor every year since 2014 and was Insightful Accountant’s 2017 Social Media Resources ProAdvisor. She currently serves on the Intuit Reseller Program Council. CBG has been in the top 10 Intuit Premier Resellers (IRPs) since 2012 and currently is ranked #1 in the East. She is currently serving on the IRP Council. Carrie’s company, CBG was named Partner Program of the year for 2017.


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