QQube™ was well represented at the Scaling New Heights 2012 Conference, conducted in cooperation with Intuit®, and sponsored by CLEARIFY® and several dozen other vendors.
Of particular note were three multi-session tracks which revolved around QQube training and implementation.
The CLEARIFY booth was manned by founder Chuck Vigeant, M.Ed., and by Debra Kilsheimer who is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor and QQube Certified Professional. Dozens of patrons who visited the booth were treated to presentations and answers shown on a big screen monitor, with personal attention to specific client need questions.
One of the great things about shows like this and those sponsored by The Sleeter Group, is seeing the familiar faces which have made the Intuit Community a thriving entity for over a decade. Founder Chuck Vigeant, M.Ed. says "I still get energized seeing the smiling faces of colleagues i have known for years. It is so humbling to have people come by the booth to wish us well - whether they use our products or not."
For those who were not familiar with QQube, the most prominent question was "What is the difference between QQube, Xpanded Reports, and WebKPI?". In reality, there is very little overlap - if any - from the three types of products offered.
What is surprising to many, is that all three companies refer business to each other, depending upon the client need - which is the bottom line.
The Renaissance Hotel was located close to downtown Broadway, where restaurants and bars abound. At night, if you ate local bbq offerings from at Rippy's or Jack's, you would see faces from the convention; and stories about late night imbibers would sprinkle early morning conversation. Walking into bars where Willie or Waylon once sang, is a treat - you never knew if the music you heard that night would somebody be appearing on Grammy stage in the future.
Some of the CLEARIFY instructors managed to make it to the Grand Ole Opry to hear 91 year old Jimmy Dickens sing, pick, and tell jokes that had the audience howling. The show was a great mix of both young and experienced talent - and had something for everybody.
Next year, the conference is in Orlando at Disney World. We look forward to seeing our colleagues again!