March 05, 2007

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer three "Quickbooks for Small Business Owners," seminars March 14, 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lower Level 1 of the Bertrand Library at Bucknell.

The cost for each seminar is $50 and includes lunch. Seating is limited; registration is required. Call 570-577-1249, email SBDC@bucknell.edu, or online at http://www.bucknell.edu/SBDC/

Diana Dorman will lead the seminar. A certified Quickbooks Pro adviser, Dorman has 14 years of Quickbooks experience, has been a seminar instructor for the last seven years, and has consulted with small businesses on Quickbooks for nearly eight years. She has trained under Real World Training for Quickbooks.

Topics covered in the March 14 Basic seminar include system requirements, choosing the appropriate version of Quickbooks, general navigation, setting up a company, working with and editing the chart of accounts, proper procedure for creating beginning balances, setting up vendors and customers, company preferences, creating transactions, creating classes for detailed information, reconciling bank accounts, and getting standard QB reports. 

Topics covered in the March 15 Intermediate seminar include A/P and related transactions, using credit cards properly in a company, getting ready for invoicing, setting up items, customizing invoices, adding a business logo, creating invoices, creating sales receipts, creating credit memo/refunds, receiving payments the right way on invoices and making deposits, creating estimates, working with inventory, setting up finance charges, working with sales tax, memorizing reports and using memorized transactions. 

Topics covered in the March 16 Advanced and Payroll seminar include using purchase orders, creating sales orders, working with price levels, using forms and letters, creating labels, importing lists from Excel, exporting reports to Excel, payroll options, setting up payroll items, creating and printing paychecks, processing payroll liabilities, creating 941 forms and year end W2s and W3s, using time sheets for more information, getting the right payroll reports for tax purposes, and exporting payroll data to Excel.

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. 

Posted March 5, 2007

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