It’s hard to believe that three months have passed since I last sat down to write a new post, but I have missed doing so. We took the summer off so that we could “recharge” and enjoy the good weather and, of course, golf — my personal passion. But now is the time to get “back on the horse” and update all of you on what is going on our world of accounting, and why I get “geeked” out over it.
During the last week of September 2017, the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (IPBC) is hosting IPBC IGNITE, a conference that brings bookkeepers together and allows us to connect, learn and focus on helping our customers with their businesses.
Now, who wouldn’t like to do that?
All joking aside, Day 1 was a terrific one spent connecting and talking with other professionals on how they utilize QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Enterprise, and QuickBooks Online.
We started with Andrew Wall and a discussion about succession and creating a succession plan for your accounting business, then finished with Scott Zandbergen who gave us a roadmap to where QuickBooks was headed. In between, we spent the day being educated by some solid professionals that not only increased our knowledge, but also created an excitement in the room with the information they shared.
So, what were the takeaways? I had three of them:
- Tools and tips for making our office more effective for you, the customer.
- What’s new in QuickBooks Desktop, and how that can be shared with those of you that love desktop (and if you do, I have just the people for you to talk too!)
- Where QuickBooks is going in the future.
QuickBooks is an ever-evolving platform, and it’s exciting to be on the cutting edge of this type of technology. Being able to choose the platform that best suits our potential customer is paramount to their success. As we focus on providing QBO services to small and medium-sized businesses, we need to be “in the know” as to what is coming down the pipe.
So keep coming back over the next couple of days. Let us give you an idea of what we are learning, and why we are learning it. If we work together as a team for YOU, then WE both succeed.
Until the next time,