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March 6, 2017 | Lisa Rathjens

Small Business Hackathon London Wrap-Up

What an amazing weekend! 120+ developers, designers, and entrepreneurs descended on CodeNode in London for the QuickBooks #SmallBizHack to work with five API partners to come up with ways to save time or money for small businesses... Read more

March 2, 2017 | Lisa Rathjens

Developer Focus at QuickBooks Connect London

While one of the biggest benefits of QuickBooks Connect is the many communities it brings together (developers, accountants, small business owners, entrepreneurs), there will also be content and activities designed specifically for developers... Read more

February 27, 2017 | Lisa Rathjens

What kind of apps do small businesses really need?

We often talk about the demand for apps that help small businesses to become more successful; be sure to check out this ebook for some great insight into the needs as well as the opportunity for developers. Whether you're competing in a hackathon (like #SmallBizHack), have a great idea, or are an established SaaS app company, understanding your target audience is key to creating that next killer app. Here are some resources and ideas to inspire your innovation... Read more

November 17, 2016 | Lisa Rathjens

$100k Small Business App Showdown 2016 Recap and Winner!

Back in May when we announced the $100k Small Business App Showdown, we couldn't anticipate all the details of what would come from this contest. But we were pretty sure we'd have an amazing variety of apps to choose among, and we weren't disappointed! Of the more than 100 apps published on the QuickBooks App Store between Jan. 1 and Aug. 15, 2016, our judges had a challenging task to select 10 finalists who came to QuickBooks Connect and competed on Oct. 24 in front of our App Showdown judging panel... Read more

November 17, 2016 | Lisa Rathjens

#SmallBizHack Recap and Winners

The 2016 Small Business Tech Hackathon has wrapped up, but we think it's just the beginning for a wave of new innovations that will be transforming the lives of small business owners around the world in the next months and years. If you missed it, here's a recap of some of the excitement and innovation. Stay tuned to our Events listings for news of the next #SmallBizHack coming your way... Read more