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Why QuickBooks Connect Toronto is the event for small business owners

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As small business owners, your time is valuable, so attending a conference comes down to one crucial question: Will this equip me to make my business better? With QuickBooks® Connect, the answer is a resounding “yes.”

97% of business owners said attending QuickBooks Connect helped them run their businesses better. That’s a testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion put into the event, as well as the feedback small business owners have given us each year to improve their experience.

Here are some of the biggest reasons to attend this year’s QuickBooks Connect, December 9-11, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto.

Learn without limits. Whichever way you prefer to learn, we have you covered. The conference offers a wealth of learning opportunities. Such as: Attending one-on-one learning opportunities with marketing or design consultants;
Asking QuickBooks product experts any questions; learning from fellow entrepreneurs you will walk away armed with fresh insights.

Sharpen the skills you’ll use every day. Dive deep into topics that matter most to you with specialized Learning Labs and small group sessions led by experts and fellow business owners. Network with attendees at meetups, and check out QuickBooks innovations in action at the Tech Theatre.

Smarter tools to help you grow. Up your efficiency game by getting the most out of your QuickBooks products and grow your business. Explore cutting-edge third-party apps, try out demos at the QuickBooks Booth and get a sneak peek at new product features on the main stage. Third-party app experts are waiting to show you the latest technologies to not only make your lives easier but also to take your small business to the next level.

Advice and answers from experts. Get personalized recommendations and product help through one on one learning opportunities designed to catapult your business.

Inspiring success stories. Success always comes with a story – and the lessons learned along the way can inspire us all. Our main stage speakers will energize and delight, as they share personal tales of motivation, adversity, and success. Last year’s lineup included:

We are excited to share the inspiring speakers that you will have the opportunity to hear from at QuickBooks Connect 2019. Success always comes with a story — and the lessons learned along the way can inspire us all. Learn from our speakers’ personal tales of motivation, adversity and success to help you own your future.

Chris Hadfield, Astronaut

Chris HadfieldReferred to as “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Colonel Chris Hadfield is a worldwide sensation whose video of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” — seen by over 75 million people — was called “possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created”, by Bowie himself. Acclaimed for making outer space accessible to millions, and for infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness not felt since humanity first walked on the Moon, Colonel Hadfield continues to bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.


Marci Ien, Co-Host, The Social

Marci IenFor over 15 years, Canadians from coast to coast woke up every morning to Marci Ien’s friendly, familiar face as the co-host and news anchor of the national morning program, Canada AM. Today, Ien is seen across the country as a co-host of one of television’s most popular daytime programs, The Social.


Michael McQueen, Trend Forecaster & Author

Michael McQueenMichael McQueen is a multi-award winning speaker, trend forecaster and bestselling author of eight books. With clients including KPMG, Pepsi and Cisco, he has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate disruption and maintain momentum. Michael is a regular commentator on TV and radio and his work has featured in publications ranging from the UK Daily Mail to Medium.com and the Huffington Post. In addition, Michael is a familiar face on the international conference circuit having shared the stage with the likes of Bill Gates, Dr. John Maxwell and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.


Matt Basile, Founder, Fidel Gastro’s

Matt BasileMatt Basile believes that food should be fun, and that in the food business you have to do things differently to be memorable. The creator of the Toronto-based street food brand Fidel Gastro’s, Matt started his career in advertising as a copywriter, but when he was just 26 years old he left it all to host his first underground popup in Toronto. In under four years, Fidel Gastro’s has grown from a fold-up table to a food empire receiving national and international attention. Matt and his partner, Kyla Zanardi, are the bestselling authors of two cookbooks, Street Food Diaries and, most recently, Brunch Life. He is also the host of the reality television show Rebel Without a Kitchen on Travel and Escape Channel, the Cooking Channel, and the Asian Food Channel.

Keep checking back for new speakers and in the meantime, if you haven’t already, register now for QuickBooks Connect which takes place December 9-11 at the Metro Convention Centre.

Don’t miss out on this year’s QuickBooks Connect. Register today!

Information may be abridged and therefore incomplete. This document/information does not constitute, and should not be considered a substitute for, legal or financial advice. Each financial situation is different, the advice provided is intended to be general. Please contact your financial or legal advisors for information specific to your situation.

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