By Business Wire, March 13, 2013, 08:30:00 AM EDT
Intuit and LinkedIn Team Up to Help Small Businesses ‘Hire Smart'
Free Event Offers Guest Speakers, Expert Advisors and Product
Giveaways to Make Hiring Fun and Easy
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
For small businesses, hiring that first employee is like starting a job
out of college or expecting a baby - a mix of anticipation and anxiety
around the unknown.
To celebrate and support small businesses achieving this milestone, Intuit
Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) and LinkedIn
(NYSE:LNKD) are hosting a new ‘Hire
Smart Small Business Event' to help small businesses make the right
decisions when hiring workers.
Hire Smart is a free event being held at Intuit's Mountain View, Calif.
campus on Saturday, April 27, offering guest speakers, expert advisors
and free resources to assist new and growing businesses. The day will
feature talks by Intuit president and CEO Brad
Smith as well as LinkedIn CEO and Intuit Board Member Jeff
Weiner. It will also be packed with star power from author and
"Apprentice" winner Bill Rancic
as well as award-winning author of "Hire Your First Employee," USA Today
columnist and small business owner Rhonda
In addition to the stellar lineup, Intuit and LinkedIn are making it
easy for small businesses to get started hiring right away by offering
the tools they need at a discounted price. Anyone that registers will
receive three months of Intuit Online Payroll for free as well as a
LinkedIn ‘First Hire' package of premium Talent Finder sourcing access
and discounted job listings, a total value of more than $400. Products
that simplify the business of life and other giveaways will also be part
of the celebration.
"Small businesses are integral to our economy, employing more than 19
million people across the country," said Smith. "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."
"Growth in the small business sector creates immense value," said
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."
Get Ready to Hire Smart
Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to register
now at the Hire Smart website.
The event will also be streamed live on the Internet for those unable to
attend in person. Space is limited, so it is important to sign-up to
guarantee a spot.
For local businesses, doors open at 9:00 a.m. and they can come at any
time to hear from guest speakers, network with fellow small businesses
and learn from a variety of experts. In addition, the event will feature
hands-on workshops to help attendees get up and running on their
discounted Intuit Online Payroll
Premium. Participants can also receive personal consulting from
experts including lawyers, accountants and HR specialists as well
experienced small businesses that have successfully hired in the past.
To see the full list of activities available or to register visit: www.HireSmartNow.com.
To start learning more about hiring, join the conversation in the Intuit
Small Business Group, which can be found at: http://lnkd.in/Intuit-Small-Business
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. is a leading provider
of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized
businesses; financial institutions, including banks and credit unions;
consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and
services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken®
and TurboTax®, simplify small
business management and payroll
finance, and tax
preparation and filing. ProSeries®
and Lacerte® are Intuit's
leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants. Intuit
Financial Services helps banks and credit unions grow by providing
on-demand solutions and services that make it easier for consumers and
businesses to manage their money.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $4.15 billion in its
fiscal year 2012. The company has approximately 8,500 employees with
major offices in the United States,
Canada, the United
Kingdom, India and other
locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make
them more productive and successful. With more than 200 million members
worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn
is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company
has a diversified business model with revenue coming from Talent
Solutions, Marketing Solutions and Premium Subscriptions. Headquartered
in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn also has offices across the globe.
Source: Intuit Inc.