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Why You Should Attend Scaling New Heights - A First-Timer's Perspective

May 19, 2018

 

I attended *Scaling New Heights for the first time last year. I was able to get a great price for my ticket on Cyber Monday 2016, the Monday following Thanksgiving. I was not disappointed! I now consider it a worthwhile investment of my time and resources.

 

Scaling New Heights was truly instrumental in catapulting my business to the next level. I could go on and on about the experience, but I will limit my discussion to these three key areas.

 

You learn a lot! First, the learning experiences were meaningful and varied. Workshops were centered around learning more about QuickBooks products as well as showcasing best practices for us accounting and bookkeeping practitioners in general. And if you need QuickBooks certifications or CEUs, or ACE credits, all the training is available onsite in a one-stop shop setting.

 

You get to experience cutting-edge technology all in one place! Next, the vendor area is a great resource - it’s where you can learn firsthand about all the apps and other products available to help make your work smoother and easier. Last year’s vendor area featured representatives from a variety of companies such as Hubdoc, QBox, Neat, Expensify, Tsheets (now an Intuit product). As a conference attendee, many of these vendors offered sign-up incentives plus some provided the 411 on their partner programs.

 

You make new friends and form partnerships! Finally, I enjoyed meeting many people in person who I mostly “met“ through various social media groups. As a participant in numerous accounting and bookkeeping related groups on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, it was a pleasure to finally put names to real faces - from “rockstars” in the industry, to those just starting out, and many more in between. Many have become a sounding board as well as valued resources to fill in gaps for things “outside my wheelhouse.” I look forward to seeing them again in person soon, and meeting new people at this year‘s event!

 

Yes, I can certainly say that Scaling New Heights catapulted my business to the next level. The training received, information obtained on new apps and products to revolutionize my business, and the relationships formed from meeting so many of my social media colleagues in person certainly makes the $550 to $750 price of the conference a well worth the investment of time and resources.

 

*Scaling New Heights is a registered trademark owned by Woodard Events, LLC and is not officially affiliated with Bookkeeping Clean and Simple or its owners and/or affiliates. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be construed to endorse or otherwise provide a warranty, expressed or implied, of fitness or suitability for any particular purpose.

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