Last updated on January 13th, 2023

Recently, Intuit hosted the first QuickBooks Connect Conference from 21-23 October’2014 in San Jose, California. It was the first ever hosted conference by the Intuit and involved the participation of the constituents of their ecosystem: small business owners, developers and accountants. It had invited a large number of customers, roughly more than five million business customers.

The Conference had a number of featured speakers at the QuickBooks Connect Conference 2014. Here are the names of a few speakers who participated in the conference:  Bill Rancic Entrepreneur, Author and Reality Star, Scott Cook, founder of Intuit, Brad Smith, Intuit CEO, Marc Andreessen, Co-Founder of Andreessen Horowitz.

The theme of the event was kept as “Reach for the cloud and take your business to the next level

The Accounting Professionals were the major component of the event. In this, Intuit provided the educational content that will be helping the three components of their ecosystem to enhance success on their business and also to better serve their customers.

Most featuring point here is that the events were not just restricted to one particular professionals but was for all: Accountants, Entrepreneurs and even accountants.

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Here are the events samples that took place in the three day conference:

How to start business: From day 1 to 45

The conference had an event to encourage the people who have ideas for new business. They taught the crucial steps that must be followed by every entrepreneur in the initial 45 days of starting a business. With that they also taught about topics like funding, raising money and keeping (retaining) the customers.

Getting more familiar with the QuickBooks online platform

As now the Intuit is more focusing on the QuickBooks online than that of the desktop versions. Therefore, the event included this topic to make people more familiar with the benefits of the QuickBooks Online platform.

QuickBooks Troubleshooting : Common Flaws

The course taught about the commonly faced issues in the QuickBooks once they have set up their accounts. This was an interesting and must to attend course for QuickBooks Online users.

Making the QuickBooks as the key contributor in running business

This part of event taught about how QuickBooks can be utilized to benefit the business without all worries. Participants explored the key features in QuickBooks Online, run payrolls, getting paid quicker and much more.


So this was just a glimpse of what happened in the QuickBooks Connect 2014 event in San Jose, California. Though the registration included a fee for signing up ($199), but the event was actually a must attend for the small business owners, developers and accountants who look for further enhancing their business and skills.

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