QuickBooks course at Blinn

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The Blinn College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host basic and advanced QuickBooks courses in January to teach small business owners to get the most from their accounting software.

The basic QuickBooks course will be Friday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Topics include setting up records, invoices, deposits and checks, accounts payable and receivable, bank and credit card account reconciliation and running reports.

The basic QuickBooks course typically fills quickly, so participants should register early.

The advanced workshop will be Friday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is designed for those that have taken the basic-level class or are familiar with QuickBooks. Topics include analyzing financial data, setting up inventory, tracking and paying sales tax, payroll, estimating and progress invoicing, tracking time and forms and QuickBooks letters.

The advanced QuickBooks course is only offered once or twice per year.

Both workshops will be held in the Bullock Building on the corner of College Avenue and Prairie Lea Street in Brenham. Registration for each class is $100 per person and is available online at www.blinn.edu/sbdc. Questions may be directed to carol.doersom@blinn.edu or the SBDC office number at 979-830-4137.

Both classes will be taught by Julie Gilmer, a CPA and certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

The SBDC at Blinn College is a business consulting and training center that is part of the Texas Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center Network, which serves 32 counties in Southeast Texas. The center provides free one-on-one consulting and low-cost training seminars.

Last year, the three-person Blinn SBDC staff helped local business owners establish 27 new businesses and served 315 clients in Washington, Colorado and Austin counties. Over the past three years, the Blinn SBDC has helped its clients create 59 new businesses and 233 new jobs, and helped them acquire $14.73 million in new capital.

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