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Lehi, Utah | May 8-9

The only live, in-person experience EXCLUSIVELY for OWNERS of Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation & Accounting Companies

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Why GrowCon is the BEST live experience for

Business Owners of Bookkeeping, Accounting and Tax Preparation Companies:

COLLABORATE

Make valuable connections with others in the industry...connections that will greatly impact your business.
Mastermind, share the latest trade ideas and build referrals for each other!
ONLY AT GROWCON!

EVOLVE

Learn the latest tips, technologies, software and tools that can improve your productivity and systems and find effective ways to strengthen your mindset, allowing for more success!
ONLY AT GROWCON!

GROW!!!

Come find out how to market your business to get more clients, scale your business so you are not doing all the work and grow your network and connections opening the path for organic growth!
ONLY AT GROWCON!

When You Join 200 Fellow Business Owners/Entrepreneurs in Lehi, Utah,

You Have the Opportunity to...

GrowCon is brought to you this year by

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working in conjunction with

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Adam Lean

Jeff Prager

Alyssa Dillon

GrowCon is brought to you this year by

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working in conjunction with

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Adam Lean

Jeff Prager

Alyssa Dillon

PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM:

Roger Knecht
President, Universal Accounting Center


To you, my Accountrepreneur friend:

When I was given the opportunity to become president of Universal Accounting Center there were a few words of advice I received from Allen Bostrom, the then-retiring president. He highly encouraged me to attend conference events each and every year, the more the better. He stressed that I can't run the business in a vacuum and that I needed to be aware of current trends and in contact with my peers. He explained at the conferences I'd hear from the experts and learn from the vendors the new and exciting things in the profession.

He wasn't wrong.

Taking the time to step aside from the business, and the day-to-day routine to work ON the company has helped me realize things I wouldn't have otherwise.

Our commitment to attendees of GrowCon is to provide you a unique experience, allowing you to have the premier accounting, bookkeeping, tax business in your area.

My advice to you is to set aside the day following your return from the conference to review and begin implementing all the things you learn. Be prepared to come away from the conference with actionable items to have the best year so far.

I look forward to meeting and working on your business with you.

"Meeting in person allows us to re-energize, re-focus, collaborate and change the industry as we know it."

AGENDA

See the details of everything happening at both GrowCon and PreCon so you know what to expect from all 4 days.

SPEAKERS

Explore our line-up of speakers coming to share their expertise with you.

Reserve Hotel

Stay at the hotel that is walking distance from the venue to take advantage of the discounted rate of just $149 per night. Available until 4/21 or until rooms sell out, whichever comes first. Don't delay!

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions about the GrowCon conference like guest room accommodations, group registrations, which airport to fly into...and more

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Travel & Venue Details

May 8 - 9, 2023 (arrive at airport sometime on 5/7 if you are only coming to GrowCon. Do not fly out any sooner than 7:30pm on 5/9 so you don't miss any of the event!)

May 6 - 7, 2023 (arrive at airport no later than 10am on May 6 if coming to PreCon)

Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi Utah

Salt Lake City International; airport code SLC.

Yes! The discounted rate is $119 / night plus taxes and fees at our preferred hotel. After registration, you will receive an email with the Exclusive discounted room block link and hotel information. CLICK HERE to reserve your hotel room at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lehi at Thanksgiving Point

Lunch will be provided on May 8 & 9. Dinner will be provided at the Gala on May 8. If you stay at the preferred hotel, breakfast is included at the hotel each day.

Tickets & Registration

91 days or more before the event = Full refund available
31 days - 90 days before the event = 50% refund
30 days or less before the event = No Refunds

Yes! Call 435-523-5060 for more details about bulk tickets.

Call 435-523-5060 for any event questions.

Event Questions

BUSINESS OWNERS of Bookkeeping, Accounting and Tax Preparation and Enrolled Agent Companies

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No, GrowCon can only be attended IN-PERSON

200 - Once we reach 200, registrations will close.

GrowCon is restricted to adults 18 and over. Spouses must have a ticket purchased in advance for both GrowCon and PreCon.

No recording, audio or video is permitted.

Yes! Shortly after you register, you will receive an invitation to join the group. This is a fabulous way to make new connections and keep up on the latest announcements for the event!

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Featured Speakers

Roger Knecht

President
Universal Accounting

Roger Knecht

For more than 20 years Roger has personally helped thousands of accounting professionals start & build their businesses. In that time he’s created programs to address each aspect of running an accounting business & helped author “Red to BLACK“, the how-to-guide for accountants to help clients with the most common challenges faced in business – cash flow AND “In the BLACK – 9 Principles to Make Your Business Profitable“.

 

Roger also hosts a podcast, “Building the Premier Accounting Firm,” where he has hosted and interviewed over 200 successful business professionals to discover key principles, practices, tools and resources for his audience of business and accounting professionals.

Jeff Prager

Co-Founder
The CFO Project

Jeff Prager

Co-Founder

The CFO Project

 

Jeff Prager and Adam Lean are both former accountants who have built multiple businesses.

 

Together, they built a successful outsourced CFO/business advisory firm. As they were scaling this firm, they developed a complete system to ensure their team was providing real results to their clients (small and medium sized business owners).

 

They then founded The CFO Project where they, along with several other professionals, teach CPAs, accountants, and bookkeepers how to start and grow their own outsourced CFO/business advisory practice.

 

Currently there are over 250 members in The CFO Project membership program who are building, growing, and scaling their own outsourced CFO/business advisory practice.

 

Adam Lean

Co-Founder
The CFO Project

Adam Lean

Co-Founder

The CFO Project

 

Jeff Prager and Adam Lean are both former accountants who have built multiple businesses.

Together, they built a successful outsourced CFO/business advisory firm. As they were scaling this firm, they developed a complete system to ensure their team was providing real results to their clients (small and medium sized business owners).

They then founded The CFO Project where they, along with several other professionals, teach CPAs, accountants, and bookkeepers how to start and grow their own outsourced CFO/business advisory practice.

Currently there are over 250 members in The CFO Project membership program who are building, growing, and scaling their own outsourced CFO/business advisory practice.

 

Alyssa Dillon

Owner & CEO
Money Maker Movement

Alyssa Dillon

Owner & CEO

Money Maker Movement

Alyssa is a former CFO turned Money Making Maven, Founder and CEO of the Money Maker Movement. After dedicating her career to managing other people’s Millions she set out to make her own. 

 

She ditched the grind of corporate America to build a life that she truly loves. Through this process she discovered her REAL Mission. Alyssa believes she was put on this earth to help women own their life and reach their full potential. She is here to teach women how to maximize their income and create an impact that will be felt for generations. 

 

Outside of running her company she is a mom, a wife, an artist, and part of a CrossFit cult. If you can’t find her doing those things – she is traveling and drinking margaritas.

 

Mike Milan

Consultant/Trainer
Cash Flow Mike

Mike Milan

Consultant/Trainer

Cash Flow Mike

 

After building a successful high growth hotel staffing company, Mike ran into a severe cash flow problem where he maxed out his credit cards and took out a home equity loan so he could make payroll, while he was waiting to be paid by his clients.  It was the stress and anxiety of this situation that propelled Mike into learning everything you could know about small business cash flow and becoming Cash Flow Mike.

 

After all, he was successful on paper, there just wasn’t any money in the bank.  If you have ever lost sleep wondering if you would be able to pay bills or make payroll, The Clear Path To Cash Community Immersion Program is for you.  Learn the secrets of cash flow and start building a lifestyle friendly business today.

 

Christian Jones

CEO
TaxProMarketer

Christian Jones

CEO, TaxProMarketer

 

Christian is the CEO of TaxProMarketer. Developing and implementing strategies that deliver results for TaxProMarketer’s clients is one of Christian’s main areas of oversight. He also teaches on a variety of topics in CPE webinar settings, at live events, and on other platforms where TaxProMarketer presents. The strategy Christian has developed around search marketing, and the implementation team who pulls it off, is setting the standard within the tax and accounting industry.  

In addition to overseeing the website and SEO departments, Christian’s role includes overseeing key projects for TaxProMarketer and engaging with TaxProMarketer’s wonderful clients.

Christian also owns a number of retail fireworks stands in and around Kansas City. He’s been in the retail fireworks space for 14 years and has implemented his search engine marketing strategy for his fireworks stands, and others across the country, to great success. 

Christian has been married to Christiana for 7 years, and they have three children, Hudson, Jane and Elsa.

 

Randy Crabtree

Co-Founder & Partner
Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals

Randy Crabtree

Co-Founder & Partner

Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals

 

Randy Crabtree, co-founder and partner of Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals, is a widely followed author, lecturer and podcast host for the accounting profession.

Since 2019, he has hosted the bi-weekly “The Unique CPA” podcast, which ranks among the world’s 5%most popular programs (Source: Listen Score).

You can find articles from Randy in Accounting Today’s Voices column, the AICPA Tax Adviser, CPA Trendlines, Intuit Accountants TaxPro Center and he is a regular presenter at conferences and virtual training events hosted by national accounting associations, state CPA societies and other industry associations.

Randy is a 2-time finalist for Accounting Today’s “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting”.

In May 2022 Randy was appointed, for a 3-year term, to the Intuit Tax Council.

Prior to starting Tri-Merit, Crabtree was managing partner of a CPA firm in the greater Chicago area. He has more than 30 years of public accounting and tax consulting experience in a wide variety of industries and has worked closely with top executives to help them optimize their tax planning strategies.

 

Michelle Quinonez

Owner & Founder
MR Books Advisory

Michelle Quinonez

Owner & Founder

MR Books Advisory

Michelle is an entrepreneur and business owner with a Masters in Business Administration who brings over 15 years experience in small business administration, accounting and financial strategy, working with organizations with less than 5 team members to over 50 employees. 

 

She is passionate about promoting an efficient business environment where owners and leaders are empowered to create and grow. 

Her philosophy and expertise maximize Money & Time through profit-focused cash management and scalable systems. This approach provides both businesses and business leaders the keys to unlocking financial success and freedom.

 

Robyn Mons

Certified Life Coach

Robyn Mons

Certified Life Coach

 

Robyn Mons is a certified Life Coach. As an entrepreneur, wife and mother, she understands the challenges that come with balancing these three and the mental blocks that keep you from taking the action you desire. Robyn believes that your brain is the most powerful tool you have on the planet and that learning how to manage your brain is the most important thing you can do to create the lasting results you want in your life. Using the latest, cutting edge tools in the industry combined with her ability to connect and lead with compassion, she has helped many people succeed in achieving goals beyond what they thought possible. Her greatest joy is to watch her clients grow and evolve into who they most want to be in the world.
Robyn currently lives in Riverton Utah with her husband, Tyler, 4 kids ranging in ages 9-20 and her codependent pup, Dirk the Doodle.

 

Alicia Katz Pollock

CEO of Royalwise.com
QBO Rockstar

Alicia Katz Pollock

CEO of Royalwise.com, QBO Rockstar

 

Alicia Katz Pollock is the QBO Rock Star at Learn.Royalwise.com. As a Top 10 ProAdvisor and a member of the Intuit Trainer/Writer Network, Alicia has five QuickBooks and MS Word books on Amazon, leads weekly QuickBooks training webinars, and runs a QBO Coaching program. With a  Masters of Arts in Teaching, 30+ years of tech industry experience, and a mile-long list of professional certifications, Alicia expertly blends deep subject matter expertise and patient guidance to provide an easy and fun online learning environment.

 

Kellie Parks

Cloud Process Creator
Calm Waters Cloud Accounting Resources

Kellie Parks

Cloud Process Creator

Calm Waters Cloud Accounting Resources

 

Kellie crafts processes and automation for future thinking accounting professionals who believe in the mightiness of online technology.

She wants every accounting professional to love running a cloud-based business as much as she does. The keys to embracing the cloud are effective best practices, consistent communication and efficient processes, systems and workflows, which is why she has dozens of pre-built templates to take the pain of creating optimization in your firm off your plate.

Certified or partnered in over a dozen cloud applications, she’s also a proud member of the Intuit International Trainer Writer Network and the FreshBooks Partner Council.

Kellie is a runner, water/snow skier and live-music fan.

She is always wondering what you would do more of – outside of work – if processes, automation and apps gave you your life back!?

 

Liz Szporn

Profit Guide
Profit First Professionals

Liz Szporn

Profit Guide

Profit First Professionals

 

Liz Szporn is a Guide at Profit First Professionals where she supports the transformation of accounting, bookkeeping and coaching firms. She particularly loves working on content and strategy to increase client engagement starting at the beginning of the sales cycle. Liz has 20+ years of experience as an executive and entrepreneur with a track record of financial success and strong leadership skills. In addition to being a Guide, Liz is a co-host on the Grow My Accounting Practice podcast, with Mike Michalowicz and Ron Saharyan. She also co-founded Leaderally, a professional development organization dedicated to educators, where she produces content and curriculum for online and in-person courses and workshops.  Liz lives in New Jersey with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

 

Teena Chandler

Owner
Perfect Balance Bookkeeping, LLC

Teena Chandler

Owner, Perfect Balance Bookkeeping, LLC

 

Teena is a small town girl, a wife and mother of 5 wonderful children (one of which is her son in law).  She has been involved in bookkeeping since 2014 and started her own bookkeeping business in 2021.  She serves her client’s bookkeeping needs and strives to help her clients utilize the information compiled.  

Teena is passionate about making a difference in the lives of those she associates with and hopes to continue to bring value into all that she does.

 

Troy Ballard

Owner
MTB Services Etc, LLC

Troy Ballard

Owner, MTB Services Etc, LLC

 

Troy Ballard is a highly experienced and certified professional bookkeeper with over three decades of experience in the field of bookkeeping. She started her own business in 2015  providing top-notch bookkeeping services to help businesses achieve profit and growth. In addition to her expertise in finance, Troy is also a talented musician who plays the guitar and writes songs and poems in her free time. She is also an avid dog lover and trains her pet for competition events. With her diverse interests and extensive experience, Troy is a well-rounded and valuable asset for any organization.

 

Tanisha Waddell

CEO
TLH Financial, LLC

Tanisha Waddell

CEO

TLH Financial, LLC

 

Tanisha Waddell has been preparing taxes for 10 years as of 2023. She enjoys the many roles of being a mom of 2 kids, wife, and determined business owner. Her passion is to seek out her life’s purpose and receive sufficient fulfillment through creativity. Tanisha currently owns a Financial Firm that offers Income Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, Notary Public, New Business Formation, and CFO Advisory Services. The services offered are a full circle to what all businesses need to THRIVE!!!

 

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Don't miss out on PRECON!

(an Exclusive Experience only offered at GrowCon...
...come hang out with Roger & the gang!)

What is PRECON?

Those who attend PreCon find it the highlight of their event experience! For 2 days, you will be wined and dined, have fun new experiences and make new life-long friends with like-minded business professionals from all over the country. Come 2 days early and spoil yourselves with some well deserved adventure and rest and relaxation in the beautiful state of Utah!

PreCon Agenda:

Saturday

, May 6

Sunday

, May 7

Noon

1:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Lunch

Trip to Snowbird - Tram

Dinner & Show at Mystique

Free time until 5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

Free time

Leave for Dinner

Alcatraz Escape Room

GrowCon Agenda:

Monday

, May 8

Tuesday

, May 9

7:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION / NETWORKING

EVENT BEGINS

LUNCH (Provided)

EVENT RESUMES

EVENT CONCLUDES

DINNER & AWARDS GALA

7:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

NETWORKING

EVENT BEGINS

LUNCH (Provided)

EVENT RESUMES

EVENT CONCLUDES

PreCon Agenda:

Saturday

, May 6

Noon

1:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

Lunch

Trip to Snowbird - Tram

Dinner & Show at Mystique

Sunday

, May 7

Free time

5:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

until 5:00 p.m.

Leave for Dinner

Alcatraz Escape Room

GrowCon Agenda:

MONDAY

, May 8

7:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION/NETWORKING

EVENT BEGINS

LUNCH (Provided)

EVENT RESUMES

EVENT CONCLUDES

DINNER & AWARDS GALA

TUESDAY

, May 9

7:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.

NETWORKING

EVENT BEGINS

LUNCH (Provided)

EVENT RESUMES

EVENT CONCLUDES

Join Us for the Annual GrowCon Awards!

Earn recognition for the awesome bookkeeper, accountant or tax pro that you are!

The Annual Awards Gala will be happening Monday evening, May 8th. Applications will be going out late in Quarter 1 for the GrowCon Awards. Apply to be recognized for your amazing accomplishments this past year!

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