blue puzzle piecesIntuit Inc. and LinkedIn are joining forces to host a new “Hire Smart Small Business Event” aimed at helping small businesses make the best hiring decisions.

Hire Smart is a free event, which will be held at Intuit’s Mountain View, Calif. campus on Saturday, April 27, and will offer guest speakers, expert advisors and free resources to assist new and growing businesses.The day will feature appearances and talks by:


  •  Intuit President and CEO Brad Smith and LinkedIn CEO and Intuit Board Member Jeff Weiner
  • Author and Apprentice winner Bill Rancic
  • Award-winning author of Hire Your First Employee and USA Today columnist and small business owner Rhonda Abrams

Intuit and LinkedIn also said they plan on making it easy for small businesses to get started hiring right away by offering the tools employers need at a discounted price. All registered participants 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. 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.

“Small businesses are integral to our economy, employing more than 19 million people across the country,” Brad Smith, Intuit president and CEO, said. “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.”

All small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can register now at the, but space is limited, so it is important to sign-up to guarantee a spot. The event will also be streamed live for those unable to attend in person.

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