Small/independent business is a topic I mention frequently here at Bubby and Bean. I own three indie businesses (Bubby & Bean Art, this blog, and Mountains of the Moon), and most of the goodies I feature in my design posts are made by small business owners.
One thing I don't bring up all that often here is the non-artistic side of small business ownership - things like numbers, profits and bookkeeping, which are (usually) slightly less appealing to creative spirits. They're necessities though, and despite my lack of mathematical prowess, I have to admit that I actually enjoy spending a few minutes in QuickBooks everyday. As a semi-disorganized person by nature, it's refreshing to be able to open a program and see all of my numbers nice and organized in a way that makes sense. I'm able to keep on top of business spending, at a glance, I can see exactly how well the businesses are doing whenever I want.
Intuit, the makers of QuickBooks®, were holding for small business owners. Many thousands of us entered videos demonstrating how we'd found success in our little companies, and I ended up being one of the winners! I got a bunch of cool prizes, some of which were Intuit products, including a copy of QuickBooks Pro 2011, which has a ton of new features and has been a lifesaver for me and my number-challenged brain.
Like me, many of my readers are small business owners. So I decided to offer all of you the chance to WIN YOUR VERY OWN COPY OF QUICKBOOKS® PRO 2011, a $229.95 VALUE! If you're not a small business owner, you can still utilize this fabulous financial software to keep track of your personal spending, bank accounts, and budgets. Even if you already use QuickBooks, this latest version has a bunch of really cool new features, and if you've never used this program before, it's easy as pie to set up and learn. You can organize your finances, manage your customer and employee data, print checks, pay bills, download your bank transactions, get instant financial, tax and sales reports, track inventory, and much more!
*QUICK FYI: Intuit is in no way sponsoring or endorsing this giveaway. I'm offering this on my own accord because it has been so helpful to me as a small business owner. And since I have the best readers in the world, I want to share the love. :)
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The winner's name will be randomly drawn via random.org on Tuesday, May 24th, and will be posted the following day, so make sure to check back to see if you won! Winner will receive the unique link and license key from me, via email, along with instructions to download their official copy of QuickBooks® Pro 2011, straight from Intuit!
(*To be eligible to win, you must complete #1 and #2 under "How To Enter" above and still be a Bubby & Bean follower/subscriber at the time of drawing. Software is QuickBooks® Pro 2011 for Windows by Intuit, Inc.).
Best of luck!
UPDATE: This Giveaway is now officially closed. Please check back on 5/25 to see if you won!