Toronto, Help Your Small Business THRIVE!

by QuickBooks Canada Team

3 min read

In conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week, Intuit Canada is hosting Intuit THRIVE on Nov. 20-22, 2016. This small business event is an exciting time for the Canadian accounting industry. As an Intuit THRIVE attendee, you have the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and build valuable business connections, while also learning from guest speakers who represent some of the industry’s most accomplished professionals.

At this conference, you can learn how the latest QuickBooks apps can help you grow your business, discover new and exciting small business software on the horizon, and even further your professional education with over 15 Continuing Professional Development credits available at the conference. The Intuit THRIVE conference and Global Entrepreneurship Week shine a spotlight on the Toronto small business community, and in particular, accounting entrepreneurs such as yourself. It is an event you don’t want to miss if you’re serious about taking your business to the next level.

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Many people don’t know this, but it is small businesses, not big corporations, that provide the majority of new jobs in the modern economy. The objective of Global Entrepreneurship Week, held every year in November, is to raise awareness of the importance of small businesses and entrepreneurship to the global economy, and to encourage people to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset by considering starting a business when deciding on a career.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 spans 160 countries and features 20,000 partner organizations. In 2016, 35,000 events will be held around the world to recognize Global Entrepreneurship Week and bring like-minded small business professionals together. The Intuit THRIVE conference is Toronto’s premier event in honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week. With demand for accounting services on the rise, 2016 is the perfect time to start an accounting business. The THRIVE conference can arm you with the tools you need to be successful.

Learn From Industry Leaders

The best way to ensure success in a new venture is to learn from those who have walked in your shoes and been prosperous. The 2016 Intuit THRIVE conference is hosting some big names in the Canadian accounting industry. These are speakers you don’t want to miss if you like learning from the best.

Ron Baker and Mark Wickersham highlight an all-star lineup of speakers slated to appear at the conference. Baker started his accounting career at Big Four accounting firm KPMG and went on to launch a leading think tank for the accounting industry. The author of seven top-selling industry books, Baker was ranked by Accounting Today as the third most influential person in the profession for the year 2015.

Wickersham is a number-one bestselling author, motivational speaker, and mentor in the accounting industry. His methods have revolutionized the way accountants conduct business. Not only are professionals who follow his techniques more profitable versus the old way of doing things, but they are also able to do business more ethically and build stronger client relationships. A host of additional experts join Baker and Wickersham at the THRIVE conference to impart wisdom that accounting professionals in Toronto cannot find elsewhere.

Network, Learn, and Continue Your Education

Oftentimes in business, it isn’t what you know but who you know that determines your success. In other words, possessing every morsel of industry knowledge won’t do you much good if you don’t have a strong network that funnels you business. The THRIVE conference, which hosted over 300 accounting professionals in 2015, provides the perfect opportunity to plug yourself into the local accounting community and start building your professional network.

Besides learning from industry experts, you can increase your technical knowledge by discovering the latest accounting software and apps. Learn how you can leverage technology to run your business more efficiently and increase profits. The THRIVE conference also offers the chance to earn valuable continuing education, including 15 CPD credits.

Enjoy Fantastic Entertainment

A business conference doesn’t have to be all about business. The Intuit THRIVE conference makes sure you have some fun memories to take with you when you go. In 2015, Jim Cuddy of Canadian rock band Blue Rodeo got the crowd fired up. In 2016, the entertainment is sure to be just as exciting.

Fun events like a rock ‘n’ roll performance provide the opportunity to get to know your new business connections on a more personal level. Developing real friendships with others in your industry is an invaluable experience; you might be self-employed, but that doesn’t mean you want to go about running your business alone. Join the excitement at the Intuit THRIVE conference, learn and have fun in a relaxed setting, and build professional and personal relationships that last your entire career.

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