SBDC Workshop: Introduction to QuickBooks (Desktop)

Mar 19th, 2020 to Mar 19th, 2020
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Gain a better understanding of QuickBooks accounting software for your own business or your employer’s company with this class, which is geared towards those who are new to or just starting out with QuickBooks. The session will focus on: Setting Up a Company File – create, open, modify, and update Getting Around in QuickBooks – basic concepts, forms, lists, items, journal entry, etc. Chart of Accounts – account names and numbers, types of accounts, working with registers, etc. Working with Items – types of items, creating new items, using inventory items, etc. Working with Customers – customer center Selling – sales forms, invoices, statement charges, billing statements, etc. Receiving Payments – sales receipts, recording deposits, etc. Working with Vendors – vendor center, creating new vendors, etc. Entering Bills – enter an item bill, creating a purchase order, etc. Paying Bills – how to pay bills, writing a check, etc. Banking – opening and entering payments, entering credit card charges, etc. Analyzing Financial Statements – create and customize P&L reports, balance sheets, and cash flow statements Setting Up Sales Tax – add sales tax, group single sales tax, etc. This is designed for users who have less than six months of experience working with QuickBooks Desktop Version. We will also cover the accounting basics that serve as a foundation to operate the software correctly. Dates / times: Thursday, January 9, 2020: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Thursday, March 19, 2020: 1 – 5 PM All workshops will take place at: Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC 1817 S. Neil Street, Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820 *Our office is located in the Illinois Plaza, next door to Lodgic. Free parking is available. RSVP: Free to attend, registration required to secure a spot. Materials will be provided. RSVP online at cusbdc.org/events, call 217-378-8535, or email info@cusbdc.org. You are encouraged to bring your computer with you (wifi is available). This class does not cover the cloud/online version of QuickBooks. The session will be led by Mariel Huasanga, a certified QuickBooks instructor.

Legal Clinic

Mar 19th, 2020 to Mar 19th, 2020
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Come to get legal advice for your current or future business. The legal clinic is a one-to-one meeting with lawyers. The individual available consulting time will be determined by the number of attendees.

Employee or Independent Contractor Seminar

Mar 19th, 2020 to Mar 19th, 2020
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You will learn common misconceptions about independent contractors; ways to comb at payroll tax fraud; how to distinguish between employees & independent contractors; Statutory & exempt employment; and resources to help classify workers.

Starting a Business - First Steps (Starkville)

Mar 19th, 2020 to Mar 19th, 2020
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Are you interested in starting your own business, but don’t know where to begin? This seminar outlines the basic steps to starting a business. Topics include regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business.

Cash Flow Projections for Your Business Plan (Starkville)

Mar 19th, 2020 to Mar 19th, 2020
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This seminar teaches basis financial principles for small business by demonstrating the process of establishing and analyzing cash flow projection numbers, calculating a contribution margin ratio, and utilizing the contribution margin ratio to determine the break-even point for a business model.

How to Develop a Business Plan (Starkville)

Mar 19th, 2020 to Mar 19th, 2020
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This seminar is designed to assist in preparing a business plan. The parts of the business plan are explained, i.e. industry research, description of company products and services, identifying target customer groups and a marketing plan. The financial components discussed are startup costs and preparation of a projected cash flow statement.

Introduction to QuickBooks - online version

Mar 19th, 2020 to Mar 19th, 2020
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This workshop is designed to teach the basics of online version of QuickBooks. The things that you need to know to perform typical bookkeeping tasks. The QuickBooks workshop will be hosted as an open forum to allow for questions and answers. Attendees will participate in Instructional, Lab and Question and Answer sessions. Attendees encouraged to bring a laptop to class.

How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Small Business

Mar 19th, 2020 to Mar 19th, 2020
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How To Use LinkedIn To Grow Your Small Business Did you know that LinkedIn has surpassed Facebook as the preferred place for providing small business content? With over 550 million users you can’t afford to ignore this powerful eCommerce tool. In this seminar, you will learn how to create a compelling “Online Presence” that will attract customers to you. You will learn the five most important things to do on LinkedIn so that you can be found. We will discuss how to position yourself as an expert and how to increase your visibility on LinkedIn. - Create a LinkedIn profile that stands out and positions you as an expert. - How to get 500 connections and expand your network. - How to stay in front of your audience and position yourself as an expert with status updates. - Harnessing LinkedIn groups to grow your visibility and establish your expertise. - Build your personal plan to quickly get results with LinkedIn in only 15 minutes, 2 days a week. - LinkedIn can be a tremendously powerful tool to grow your small business and finally get noticed.

Business Builder Course-Louisville

Mar 19th, 2020 to Mar 19th, 2020
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NOTE: This course is Tuesdays & Thursdays in March: This 3-week course (six sessions) teaches the foundation of what is needed to start and/or operate a successful. Topics include: permits and licenses, registering your business with the state, marketing, human resources management, financial reporting, and obtaining financing. Pre-registration required. Class enrollment: the first 15 registered and pre-paid.

Developing your Online Presence

Mar 19th, 2020 to Mar 19th, 2020
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Your business must have an online presence to be successful today. In this seminar we will discuss the many components of building your online presence including websites, search engines and blogging. This is a great seminar for both the new business owner and business owners who want to demystify how the internet impacts their business. Faculty: Kim Beer, Midnight Productions Check-In is 8:45 am with the Workshop starting promptly at 9:00 am and concluding by 12:00 pm.