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2011-03-07

Small Business Development Center to offer Quickbooks courses

BEMIDJI, Minn. (March 7, 2011) ó The Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center, an external program of Bemidji State Universityís College of Business, Technology and Communication, will offer courses on Quickbooks software this month.

March 9 - Quickbooks Payroll
This afternoon seminar will cover the essentials of the payroll functions in Quickbooks. This workshop provides an overview of the software with step-by-step instructions on how to complete payroll functions in the software and pointers on avoiding common payroll errors.

Specifically, the course will include information on how to set up and process payroll, track time, create summary reports, track taxes and liabilities, pay payroll taxes, process W2 forms and others.

The course will be held on Wednesday, March 9, from 1-5 p.m. at Optivationís 3801 Bemidji Ave. N. campus in Bemidji. Registration for the course is $79; computers will be provided. Space is limited, so advance registration is requested.

March 23 - Introduction to Quickbooks
This full-day seminar will cover the very basics of Intuitís QuickBooks accounting software, targeted toward people having little experience with computers, bookkeeping or the Quickbooks software. Participants will learn how to set up a new company in Quickbooks, write and print checks, bills and invoices and how to track customers and vendors. The course will also explain different types of accounts and the basics of financial statements.

The course will be held on Wednesday, March 23, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Optivationís 3801 Bemidji Ave. N. campus in Bemidji. Registration for the course is $89, with a $10 discount if registered prior to March 16; computers will be provided and lunch is included in the registration fee. Space is limited, so advance registration is requested.

April 6 - Advanced QuickBooks
This full-day seminar will explore some of the more advanced features found in Quickbooks. Participants should have prior knowledge of the Quickbooks software, including how to enter checks, invoices and bills. Participants will learn how to reconcile bank accounts, set up a budget and perform credit card transactions. The course will present information about understanding profit/loss statements, balance sheets and budgets, and also show how individual transactions impact final financial statements.

The course will be held on Wednesday, April 6, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Optivationís 3801 Bemidji Ave. N. campus in Bemidji. Registration for the course is $89, with a $10 discount if registered prior to March 30; computers will be provided and lunch is included in the registration fee. Space is limited, so advance registration is requested.

The courses are sponsored in part by the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.

To register for these programs or to learn more about the Small Business Development Center, visit http://www.NwSBDC.com.

About the Small Business Development Center
The Minnesota Small Business Development Centers provide no-cost, professional business consulting to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs on a variety of business topics. Consulting services are customized to each clientís needs and are delivered in a confidential one-on-one environment.
The Northwest Regional SBDC in Bemidji supports Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Red Lake and Roseau counties and also has locations in Park Rapids, Thief River Falls and Crookston.


About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesotaís lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit bemidjistate.edu. Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.