From Drones to Building a Better Life for Those With Autism: QuickBooks and American Express
Entrepreneur Antonio Blazevic runs Meridian Geographic Information Systems (GIS), an innovative business that uses drones to take photos of damaged roofs to assess their condition for insurance claims. It’s a great business, but Antonio’s real dream is to open a neurodiversity recruiting firm to help people with autism find meaningful work.
Antonio is an avid QuickBooks® Online (QBO) user, so when he received an email about the Connect An App sweepstakes he decided to enter for the chance to win seed money to start his dream business on the side. He chose to link his QBO account with the American Express Business Card app because successfully automating all of the transaction data would save him time and hassle. He was excited about the results.
“QuickBooks Online, connected with the American Express Business app, makes it easier to stay organized; and as someone who is often disorganized, this is a big help.”
Antonio found that the American Express Business Card app automatically shared transaction information with his QBO account so he didn’t have to re-enter it. His books are now updated frequently and accurately, saving him both time and effort.
“I recommend the American Express app to all businesses that use QBO. Signing up is free, so once I read about it, it was a no brainer.”
With his $5,000 in prize money and the extra time saved, Antonio is planning to establish his new business, Neurodiversity Recruiting, Inc., by building a website that will serve as a marketplace to help people with autism get the right jobs for their skill set, enabling them to sell things in order to become self-sufficient. He is also working on a Go Fund Me Campaign to get additional funding for his new venture.
He will continue to run Meridian GIS even after he gets his new business off the ground. With that kind of entrepreneurial spirit, all of Antonio’s ventures can’t help but to be a success.
You can learn more about how QBO and American Express can make your work life easier here.