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QuickBooks Connect – A Guide for the Virtual Bookkeeper

On Nov 2nd – 4th 2015, thousands of entrepreneurs, small businesses, bookkeepers, and accountants from around North America are coming together under one roof in San Jose, California, to connect, learn and grow. With so many visionaries and thought leaders present, we are excited to be a part of this great event.

The 3-day conference has a packed schedule with key-note speakers including Oprah Winfrey, Jessica Alba, and Bill Rancic, just to name a few.  Scattered throughout the event are guest speakers that cater to a wide audience of business owners, bookkeepers, accountants, and developers. With so many sessions available for attendees, it is guaranteed that you will miss something spectacular. In terms of virtual bookkeeping and accounting however, the following 4 sessions are certainly some of the must see speeches on the agenda.

In a world of change creating the firm and the life you want remains a matter of choice
(Monday @ 10:30am)

In this session, Darren Root, Co-Founder and CEO of Rootworks Accounting, will speak about the constantly changing environment within the accounting industry and will give some advice to bookkeepers and accountants with regards to creating a business and a life they love by making the right choices and by learning how to adapt to the changing industry.

Here to There: The accountant’s journey toward professional greatness
(Monday @ 1:30pm)

This session is packed with resources and tips that will allow for your firm to achieve professional greatness. Michelle Long, CPA and owner of Long for Success, will discuss her 5P’s to professional greatness, including Planning, People, Processes, Product, and Pricing. During the session, Michelle will also prompt the audience to participate with their own experiences and questions which always makes for an interesting and thought-provoking session

A Conversation with Eric Ries: Going Lean and Growing Your Business
(Tuesday @1:45pm)

This session, targeted more towards small business owners, will offer some insightful tips for bookkeepers and accountants with regards to the challenges and successes of bringing a seed of an idea to life. Eric Ries is an author and a Silicon Valley entrepreneur recognized for pioneering the lean start-up movement; a business strategy which pushes start-up companies to allocate their resources as efficiently as possible.

Five Stages of Cloud Adoption Grief
(Tuesday @ 1:45)

An underlying topic throughout many of the sessions at QuickBooks Connect is moving to the cloud, and ways to make this process as simple as possible for bookkeepers and accountants, as well as their clients. In this session, Leslie Shiner, author, speaker, and owner of ShinerGroup, discusses the 5 stages of cloud adoption grief and discusses some strategies to overcome client objections and simplify the process of moving to a virtual practice.

For a full list of sessions available to attendees, you can view more on the QuickBooks Connect website. For attendees who already have their tickets, make sure you visit our team at the LedgerDocs booth and follow us on Twitter to see our story. For those of you who do not have tickets yet, get in touch with our team today to receive $50 off your QuickBooks Connect ticket.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

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