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March 2022

Webinar – WAVE Level 1

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE is a simple and easy accounting system that is free if you don’t use its automated payments and payroll. Join us to learn how to start doing your accounting in this cloud-based software, track your business success and have the peace of mind of your books being recorded appropriately. • Creating your account in WAVE • Initial basic settings • Creating the basic Chart of Accounts • Recording your capital contributions • Recording your first purchase • Recording your…

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Accounting For Your Business

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Do you have questions about accounting? Maybe you do not know where to start when it comes to accounting for your business? Do you know what software works best for your business? Have you set up your accounts properly? Join us for answers to all these questions and more. REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to Estimate Startup Costs & Cash Flow

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

How much will it cost to start your business? What are the different categories of costs I need to be concerned about? Financial preparation is key so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture. Topics include: • Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses • Calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs • Ongoing expenses • Conducting a margin analysis and a break-even analysis • Initial cash flow projection will be reviewed and presented in this hands-on…

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Webinar – WAVE Level 1

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE is a simple and easy accounting system that is free if you don’t use its automated payments and payroll. Join us to learn how to start doing your accounting in this cloud-based software, track your business success and have the peace of mind of your books being recorded appropriately. • Creating your account in WAVE • Initial basic settings • Creating the basic Chart of Accounts • Recording your capital contributions • Recording your first purchase • Recording your…

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April 2022

Webinar – QuickBooks Level 1

April 2 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Free

Join us to learn how to start doing your accounting in this cloud-based software, track your business success and have the peace of mind of your books being recorded appropriately. • Initial basic settings • Creating the basic Chart of Accounts • Recording your capital contributions • Recording your first purchase • Recording your first sale • Recording your first expense • Reading your first financial statements REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to Estimate Startup Costs & Cash Flow

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

How much will it cost to start your business? What are the different categories of costs I need to be concerned about? Financial preparation is key so that you can plan ahead in starting your new venture. Topics include: • Steps needed to calculate start-up expenses • Calculating the first 90 days projected monthly costs • Ongoing expenses • Conducting a margin analysis and a break-even analysis • Initial cash flow projection will be reviewed and presented in this hands-on…

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WEBINAR SERIES QUICKBOOKS ONLINE

April 7 @ 9:00 am - April 28 @ 10:00 am
Free

4/7/2022 – SETTING UP QBO: Decide which QBO version is right for you, learn how to set up a company, customize your settings, create customers, vendors, chart of accounts, product and service items, set up bank feeds, bank rules and learn about bank reconciliation.   4/14/2022 – QBO SALES & EXPENSES: Learn about creating estimates, sales receipts, invoices and receiving customer payments in QBO; learn how to create purchase orders, bills and bill payments; find out about the best QBO…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Level 2

April 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Free

Now you attended the first webinar in Quickbooks, let’s learn how to connect your bank account and reconcile it. Also, learn how to create a Journal Entry and record the depreciation of your fixed assets. • Connecting your Bank Account • Bank Reconciliation • Invoice Customization • Basic Journal Entry • Record Fixed Asset Depreciation • Reading Loans and its payments • Importing / Exporting Data REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: Accounting: The Basics of the Language of Business

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Accounting is the system of tracking the income, expenses, assets and liabilities of business. Owners, managers, bankers, investors – use accounting terms and concepts to describe the events that make up the “story”. This workshop will explain the basics of how to make journal entries including debits and credits, the structure of financial statements, important financial ratios, and, more importantly, how to “account” for the transactions in your business. Instructor: Andrew Strachan REGISTER NOW

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Business Finance Literacy 101 (Class 1 of 2)

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Many small companies struggle with the area of accounting. They ask questions such as; Should we use QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop or some other program? Should we hire someone or do it ourselves? What records do we need to keep for tax reporting? What is the difference between a bookkeeper, accountant and CPA? How do we know we are hiring the right person?   Unfortunately, too many small business owners blindly hire others to do the important function of accounting…

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Webinar – WAVE Level 1

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE is a simple and easy accounting system that is free if you don’t use its automated payments and payroll. Join us to learn how to start doing your accounting in this cloud-based software, track your business success and have the peace of mind of your books being recorded appropriately. • Creating your account in WAVE • Initial basic settings • Creating the basic Chart of Accounts • Recording your capital contributions • Recording your first purchase • Recording your…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Level 1

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Free

Join us to learn how to start doing your accounting in this cloud-based software, track your business success and have the peace of mind of your books being recorded appropriately. • Initial basic settings • Creating the basic Chart of Accounts • Recording your capital contributions • Recording your first purchase • Recording your first sale • Recording your first expense • Reading your first financial statements REGISTER NOW

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May 2022

Confused About Sales Tax – What You Need to Know!

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Free

Many businesses are confused about the need to charge sales tax.   Should you charge sales tax? What if you are selling out of state or on an online platform? These are the type of questions that many business owners are asking. Addressing sales tax requirements has been even more confusing. On June 21, 2018, The United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in South Dakota v. Wayfair that states can mandate that businesses without a physical presence in a state…

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WEBINAR Wave Accounting for Startups and Service Businesses

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Keeping track of your business income and expenses is crucial to the financial health of your company. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be complicated! This webinar will cover how to use Wave, a free online accounting software program to help keep you on track. Wave is designed for small business owners. No jargon, just an easy accounting software for small business that makes sense   Instructor: Maureen Thielen  REGISTER NOW

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WEBINAR Biz Basics: How to Start Your Business Financials in Excel

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Overcome your fear of starting with an empty Excel spreadsheet and become proficient to create your own Profit and Loss statement for your business. This workshop will cover the basic Excel functions necessary to develop your financials and then build a basic Profit and Loss statement. We will also see how you can download your bank activity and use filters to analyze the data, a powerful tool. Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Instructor: Andrew Strachan (SBDC Advisor)  REGISTER…

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Webinar – WAVE Level 1

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Free

WAVE is a simple and easy accounting system that is free if you don’t use its automated payments and payroll. Join us to learn how to start doing your accounting in this cloud-based software, track your business success and have the peace of mind of your books being recorded appropriately. • Creating your account in WAVE • Initial basic settings • Creating the basic Chart of Accounts • Recording your capital contributions • Recording your first purchase • Recording your…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Level 1

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Free

Join us to learn how to start doing your accounting in this cloud-based software, track your business success and have the peace of mind of your books being recorded appropriately. • Initial basic settings • Creating the basic Chart of Accounts • Recording your capital contributions • Recording your first purchase • Recording your first sale • Recording your first expense • Reading your first financial statements REGISTER NOW

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June 2022

Webinar – QuickBooks Level 2

June 4 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Free

Now you attended the first webinar in Quickbooks, let’s learn how to connect your bank account and reconcile it. Also, learn how to create a Journal Entry and record the depreciation of your fixed assets. • Connecting your Bank Account • Bank Reconciliation • Invoice Customization • Basic Journal Entry • Record Fixed Asset Depreciation • Reading Loans and its payments • Importing / Exporting Data REGISTER NOW

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Business Finance Literacy 101 (Part 1 of 2)

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
free

Many small companies struggle with the area of accounting. They ask questions such as; Should we use QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop or some other program? Should we hire someone or do it ourselves? What records do we need to keep for tax reporting? What is the difference between a bookkeeper, accountant and CPA? How do we know we are hiring the right person?   Unfortunately, too many small business owners blindly hire others to do the important function of accounting…

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Business Finance Literacy 101 (Part 2 of 2)

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
free

Business owners struggle with business decisions that affect the financial health of their company. Are we selling at the right price? Are we making money? Can we afford to hire someone?   Many times, these decisions are made without a thorough understanding of the financial implications. This does not need to be the case. There are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to answer key business questions.   Performance Measurements are simple mathematical calculations that can be used to…

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August 2022

Business Profit Projections

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

If you are looking to make a profit in your business this webinar is for you! We know that numbers can be scary but with the right help it can be the new best friend of your business. Join us as we take an honest look at what needs must be met to start, grow and keep you in the green. The only thing that can make you cents is MONEY! Let us help! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – WAVE Boot Camp (Spanish)

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Free

CAMPAMENTO WAVE Esta será una oportunidad increíble para aprender los conceptos básicos de la contabilidad y ser tu propio tenedor de libros utilizando WAVE en una sola sesión. En estas dos horas, vamos a hacer que le quites el miedo al mundo de la contabilidad. Este Boot Camp está orientado a empresas de servicios. Los inventarios y la nómina no están cubiertos. Entre otros, aprenderás: • Conceptos básicos de contabilidad. • Leer y comprender los dos estados financieros principales. •…

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WEBINAR QUICKBOOKS ONLINE SERIES

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

8/10/2022 – SETTING UP QBO: Learn how to set up QBO by customizing settings, setting up customers, vendors, chart of accounts, and product and service items. Decide which version of QBO works for you. Learn how to set up bank feeds, bank rules and get bank synchronization tips. 8/17/2022 – QBO SALES & EXPENSES: Learn how to customize QBO for your sales and expenses, create sales receipts and invoices, receive customer payments and make payment links.  Learn how to correctly enter expenses…

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Webinar – WAVE Boot Camp

August 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Free

This will be an amazing opportunity to learn the basics of accounting and to be your own bookkeeper using WAVE in just one session. In these two hours, we are going to make you rid of the fear of the accounting world. This Boot Camp is oriented toward service-type companies. Inventories and payroll are not covered. Among others, you will learn: • Basic accounting concepts. • Read and understand the main two financial statements. • Navigate within the main software’s…

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Webinar – QuickBooks Boot Camp

August 13 @ 8:00 am - 10:15 am
Free

This will be an amazing opportunity to learn the basics of accounting and to be your own bookkeeper using QuickBooks in just one session. In these two hours, we are going to make you rid of the fear of the accounting world. This Boot Camp is oriented toward service-type companies. Inventories and payroll are not covered. Among others, you will learn: • Basic accounting concepts. • Read and understand the main two financial statements. • Navigate within the main software’s options.…

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