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Laura Madeira is the owner of American Computer Staffing, Inc., a software sales and consulting firm located in the greater Dallas, TX area. Her affiliations with Intuit includes being a member of the Intuit Trainer/Writer Network, Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Certified QuickBooks Point of Sale ProAdvisor, and Enterprise Solutions Provider.

Laura has been teaching companies how to use Intuit’s products beginning with Quicken in 1985 and then advancing to QuickBooks since its first version. Laura has instructed more than 10,000 individuals. She presents QuickBooks training to audiences that are comprised of accountants, consultants, and end users, representing Intuit as a select presenter for its yearly national multicity New Product Tour Launch seminars and QuickBooks Advanced Certification Training seminars. Laura continues to be a guest speaker for Intuit at national CPA trade shows.

Laura has been an advocate for the QuickBooks product line for more than 15 years and has been featured in several marketing articles on Intuit, QuickBooks, and in particular, the QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor program.

In addition to the numerous speaking engagements, Laura also served on the first two Intuit Customer Advisory Councils from 2002–2005. This gave Laura an opportunity to meet Intuit executives and help influence changes in Intuit’s relationship with accountants.

Laura also is a skilled technical writer and has provided Intuit with technical training and public presentation materials over the years. Her “QuickBooks at Year-End” document has been distributed by Intuit at several national events and is one of Intuit’s most requested training and presentation documents.

Laura resides with her husband and two teenage sons outside Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University, May 2003, with her bachelor of science, majoring in accounting. Her hobbies include photography, art (watercolor), scrapbook making, and training two Cocker Spaniel dogs. Contact Laura at info@quick-training.com and www.quick-training.com.

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