LinkedIn and Intuit have announced that they have teamed up to host the inaugural Hire Smart: Small Business Event, in the hopes of aiding small business growth with vital information and advice. The free event, taking place on April 27th in Mountain View, CA at Intuit’s offices, will offer expert advice from different successful business professionals to assist you in making the right call in hiring the best people, especially now in this age of social media.
Intuit’s software development over the years, like QuickBooks, has been of great benefit to small businesses in bringing their work into the digital age, both in speed and efficiency. Meanwhile, LinkedIn’s presence in how businesses and business professionals communicate cannot be understated and only continues to grow, which makes this pairing for Hire Smart all the better.
The event has an impressive line-up of guest speakers including Bill Rancic and Rhonda Abrams. Brad Smith, Intuit President and CEO will be on hand to discuss how Intuit’s financial management solutions can be used to strengthen your business, as seen by the seven million companies globally that already use Intuit’s products.
“Small businesses are integral to our economy, employing more than 19 million people across the country,” commented Smith in a press release from Intuit. “We know that hiring that first worker is a defining moment for a small business owner. By opening our doors and providing them with the right tools and know-how, we can help them grow their business and play a part in improving employment across America.”
LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner will also be speaking, to offer his insight into the importance of professional networking, the platform of LinkedIn and finding the right employee to hire.
“Growth in the small business sector creates immense value,” added Weiner. “Finding, engaging and hiring the right talent is key to this growth. As the leading professional network on the Web, we’re excited to help small businesses successfully build their teams by connecting talented professionals with great opportunities.”
Visitors will have the opportunity to speak one on one with other successful small businesses as well as HR specialists, lawyers and accountants who can offer you the best first hand advice for taking your business to the next level.
The event is open now to anyone to register. All registered attendees will receive three months free use of Intuit Online Payroll, a pay processing solution, and LinkedIn’s ‘First Hire’ package, which includes free premium LinkedIn Talent Finder access and special rates for posting jobs, usually priced at $400.
If you can’t make it in person, the event will be streamed in full live on the Intuit website, and will also be available to stream on demand afterwards, if you would like to catch up on any of the day’s information.