QuickBooks Connect Sydney 2018 is right around the corner. It’s the perfect chance for small business owners and entrepreneurs to gather together and be inspired, thanks to world-class speakers and tailored workshops. If you’re looking to take your business to the next level, now’s the time to join QuickBooks Connect on 24 May in Sydney.
The line-up for QuickBooks Connect this year is filled with Australia’s top entrepreneurs, sharing their success stories, lesson learned and advice for aspiring and established small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Among the big names this year, is entrepreneur and founder of Mentored, Mark Bouris. Best known as the founder of Wizard Home Loans and current host of Channel Seven’s, The Mentor, Mark is a champion for Aussie small businesses.
We’ll also be joined by CEO and co-founder of Canva, Melanie Perkins. A true Australian success, Melanie has seen Canva grow from strength to strength since its launch in 2013. The online design and publishing tool now has over 10 million users in 190 countries around the world.
Melanie knows firsthand the true challenges and rewards of being an entrepreneur in today’s digital landscape. While she acknowledges that the path of an entrepreneur is exhilarating, she also understands the struggles and what it takes to succeed.
“My biggest piece of advice for any entrepreneur is to solve a real problem. If you find a problem that people care about, then it will make every other aspect of running a business much easier,” shared Melanie.
“Set a goal that scares you. Having crazy big ideas and chasing after them can be intimidating but it pushed you to try harder and dream even bigger.”
You’ll also be inspired by Collette Dinnigan, one of the country’s most successful and celebrated fashion designers. Her work has been worn by lauded fashion icons worldwide, from Princess Mary of Denmark to the queen of pop, Beyonce.
Also presenting at QuickBooks Connect this year, is Nic Marchesi, co-founder of Orange Sky Laundry. In 2014, Nic and Lucas Patchett created a world-first, free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness. Nic is passionate about business and ideas that are driven by innovation.
“What really excites me about business and innovation is being faced with the impossible and trying to find a solution. That’s where my passion lies – someone saying, “It is not possible to carry water in a van.” It has to be possible. Impact excites me, both in helping people and coming up with a solution to a problem. If you’re very clear with everyone about your focus, your priority, it’s very easy to make decisions,” said Nic.
If you’re passionate about small business and making an impact, join Melanie, Collette, Nic and other speakers at QuickBooks Connect Sydney this year.
In addition to hearing from talented speakers, you’ll also have the chance to network with fellow business owners, accountant and bookkeepers from across Australia. After an inspiring day, join us in the evening for the famous QuickBooks Connect celebration, complete with food, music and a dance floor – we can’t wait to see you there!
Register for QuickBooks Connect 2018 today.