September 27, 2005

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer four "Quickbooks" workshops Oct. 10 and 11 in Dana Engineering Building, Room 241, at Bucknell. The schedule is:

  • "QuickBooks Basic" Monday, Oct. 10, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; system requirements, choosing the appropriate version of Quickbooks, general navigation, setting up your company, setting up the chart of accounts, setting up vendors and customers, company preferences, creating transactions, entering bills/paying bills, reconciling your bank accounts.

  • "QuickBooks Intermediate" Monday, Oct. 10, noon to 3 p.m.; setting up classes, setting up your budget, journal entries, standard QuickBooks reports, memorizing reports, customizing forms and letters, and using the Help Menu/Find feature.

  • "QuickBooks Advanced" Tuesday, Oct. 11, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; customizing invoice templates, importing a logo, invoicing/receiving payments, creating/applying credit, accessing finance charges, creating estimates, and working with inventory.

  • "QuickBooks Payroll" Tuesday, Oct. 11, noon to 3 p.m.; options for payroll, setting up payroll items, employees, and sick and vacation time, how to create and print paychecks, process payroll liabilities, 941 forms and W2s, using time sheets, and creating important reports for payroll.

Registration for these seminars is $50 each. Seating is limited and registration is required: call 570-577-1249, email SBDC@bucknell.edu, or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/SBDC/

Diane Dorman, a seminar instructor and small business QuickBooks consultant with more than 11 years' QuickBooks experience, will lead the seminars. Trained under Real World Training for QuickBooks, she is also a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

The Bucknell SBDC provides free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, , Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. To request free business consulting services, complete the online request at http://www.bucknell.edu/SBDC/

Created in 1978, the Bucknell SBDC is one of the first SBDC centers in the country and serves as an educational research resource for small businesses. In addition to SBDC staff consultants, Bucknell faculty, staff and student interns assist small business owners with enhancing their knowledge of business management through individual consultations, seminars, and pre-business workshops.

Areas of assistance provided by the SBDC include accounting and record keeping, business startup procedures, business plan development, financial analysis, marketing and sales, human resource management, product development, OSHA requirements, and environmental management.

With the exception of seminars, the counseling services provided by the SBDC are free. Funding is received from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Bucknell University.

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