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Our ‘Get There Quicker’ Campaign

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In a world that has fundamentally been altered, shifted and turned on its head due to the COVID-19 pandemic businesses around the world have needed to pivot, adapt and adjust to the new normal and changing times. QuickBooks was no different.

Starting out as a small accounting business and team, QuickBooks has grown, expanded and built a presence that impacts millions of lives, every day. This has been something that has been built into our core, mission and overall business values that are strived for, and delivered to you.

For QuickBooks, our business values honor our history and how we started, and guide us in delivering on our mission of powering prosperity around the world. Championing diversity, being stronger together and allowing communities to prosper are cornerstones of our business.

Being stronger together, champions of diversity, inclusion, and delivering exceptional results that others can count on is a driving force.

Backing you – the owners, founders and teams that drive small businesses, empower communities and powering your prosperity and giving everyone the opportunity to prosper is critically important to us. Now more than ever.

What’s important to small businesses in South Africa

In South Africa due to high levels of unemployment one way of succeeding is to make it happen for yourself and start your business. While limited opportunities do drive this, there is a strong desire to build one’s own dream.

Despite the tumultuous circumstances, there is hope for the future of South Africa – to build a better nation, a better continent. There is a resounding sense of passion and perseverance with people not wanting to back down. There is also a drive to build their businesses so that they may employ others and help them achieve their own dreams.

For those who have started their own businesses, there is also constant pressure on keeping costs and rates low. It is difficult for some to find ways of cutting costs without cutting the quality of their work, all while keeping on track and compliant, a key concern of the majority of small business owners and their teams.

Software needs are similar to small businesses, reliable, easy and efficient to use.  QuickBooks has been supporting businesses with innovative accounting technology for several years, and helps identify, understand and solve business pain points. Allowing you to focus on what is important for your business.

COVID-19 and the impact on small businesses

With the impact of COVID-19 and an economic downturn, grit, resilience, resourcefulness are key to businesses thriving, growing and making it through the hurdles.

For small businesses COVID-19 has had a devastating impact, namely in a loss of opportunity to trade which has contracted the focus to basic survival: getting paid for work, and predicting cash flow.

It requires grit and determination to make a small business work and add value are of the utmost importance to small businesses and small businesses in South Africa are digging deep to pull through and not give up. Possessing a mixture of resourcefulness, grit and hustle ensure businesses can manage. This, coupled with QuickBooks removes complexity in order to grow and gives you the upperhand.

Helping the economy grow and growing your business should be the focus, QuickBooks keeps things simple to help you regain your footing and get you ahead through this period, and beyond.

Helping small businesses thrive

A key driver for QuickBooks is to ensure equal opportunity for small businesses to thrive, no matter where they are in the world.

In South Africa, small business owners want to be able to turn their dreams into a reality by building a successful business in changing time.

As a country, South Africans are collaborative and proud of the nation they live in, and small business owners goals include growing the business to a point where they can employ others and give back to the community around them – helping reshape the country.

Like many business owners globally, having the time to do everything is an issue.  Few feel they are fully in control of their finances; held back by lack of financial skills, the ability to track finances and make real time decisions or even the fundamental challenge of getting paid.

Accounting software needs to be reliable, not add too much cost to the business and be easy to use. By keeping things simple to allow you to get ahead, focus on what’s critically important, and let your business run, is where QuickBooks helps you shine.

QuickBooks empowers and celebrates the grit and resilience of South African small businesses who have not only survived, but thrived through challenging times. By keeping things simple to allow you to get ahead, focus on what’s critically important, and let your business run, is where QuickBooks helps you shine.

Small-Business Tough, with the advantage of QuickBooks

Resilience, grit and determination to make a small business work in South Africa means that  you need to be Small Business Tough, with the advantage of QuickBooks.

We have and want to continue to celebrate the grit and resilience of South African small businesses – that has seen them not only survive, but thrive through challenging times. QuickBooks is key to reduce and take away some of that pressure by helping you get paid and make better decisions for your business, with accounting software that seamlessly fits into your business process, plan and way forward.

The ‘Small-Business Tough’ campaign showcased QuickBooks values and commitment to businesses. It focused on small businesses across South Africa and how they are champions of diversity, resilience and growth. It focused on business owners who have diversified and thrived during COVID-19 and trying circumstances. All while showing how we are all stronger together and how together, we deliver exceptional results that others can count on. This is a driving driving force for us.

Using, and focusing on, real small business owners and putting them front and centre in the campaign is a testament to how we truly care and support small businesses.

The campaign also continually highlighted QuickBooks’commitment to small businesses, through accounting and overall business efficiencies – allowing business owners to focus on keeping the passion alive and do what is needed for the business to thrive and grow.

Meet Fortunate Nkateko Khoza

Being Small Business Tough, is easy with the advantage of QuickBooks. Fortunate Nkateko Khoza is a salon owner of Lufi Boutique. She works around the clock to keep her customers looking good.

Between rising tension and COVID-19 Fortunate Nkateko Khoza has had her share of struggles but has bounced back and is better than ever.

In-between juggling it all, she has used QuickBooks and its myriad of options, namely its cellphone app, to review her incomings and outgoings, all while keeping her business on track.

With QuickBooks’ smart, up-to-date business insights, Fortunate never has to slow down to make informed decisions. Thanks to its business intelligence additions and ease of use, no matter where you are, you can keep track of what’s most important to your business.

QuickBooks and our commitment to you

QuickBooks empowers and celebrates the grit and resilience of South African small businesses who have not only survived, but thrived through challenging times. By keeping things simple to allow you to get ahead, focus on what’s critically important, and let your business run, is where QuickBooks helps you shine.

Share your QuickBooks story, discover more and get the free trial to see how QuickBooks can help you grow and thrive.

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