November 21, 2013

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By Kathryn Kopchik

SBDCLEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will host the workshop, "QuickBooks Tips and Tricks," Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the SBDC Business Education Center in the DeWitt Building in Lewisburg.

Diana Dorman-Patton, a seminar instructor and small business QuickBooks consultant with more than 20 years' QuickBooks training experience, will lead the workshop. An independent consultant to small business clients, she trained under Real World Training for QuickBooks and is a Certified QuickBooks Pro instructor.

Topics to be discussed include: data file size and troubleshooting slow performance; backing up and creating portable company files; using your computer's keyboard for commands; reminders, to do lists, QuickBooks calendar, group reporting, and customers/jobs; understanding the preference menus; closing dates; setting up loan manager; checks not cleared and how to void checks; troubleshooting bank reconciliations; document center and attachments; importing from Excel and updating files.

Registration for this workshop is $75; veterans may attend at no cost. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, visit, call the SBDC at 570-577-1249 or email

Attendees are encouraged to bring personal laptops; handouts will be provided.

The Bucknell SBDC has been helping businesses Start, Grow, and Prosper for more than 35 years in Union, Northumberland, Juniata, Montour, Perry and Snyder counties. The center provides education, information and consulting to entrepreneurs just investigating a market opportunity and developing a business plan, as well as to existing businesses seeking to innovate, grow, and sustain. Each year the Bucknell SBDC helps more than 30 entrepreneurs achieve their dream of starting their own business. In the past five years, businesses assisted by the Bucknell SBDC have grown their sales by almost $40 million and created more than 400 jobs.