Events/Workshops

  
  
    

September

Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
No privately-run business - large or small - can realistically claim, "I don't really need a big advantage over my competition for long-term success." This workshop confronts the realism of your market head-on- that creating advantage is essential. We will explore the need to create core competencies that mean something to your customers. And raise market awareness to help you become a strategist - not a run-of-the-mill tactician. The workshop format will be highly participatory. WORKSHOPS INCLUDE: • Light refreshments • Door prizes • Presentations from business development professionals • Expertise from established local businesses • Networking • One-on-one consultations
Speaker: Todd Broadman

October

Tuesday, October 04, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
October 4, Day 1- Accurate and timely books can be critical to success. The IRS, lenders, potential buyers, and good decision making all require good bookkeeping. QuickBooks training can give you a competitive edge by providing you the record keeping tools to track what's working and where you can improve. In this 2 part class, you will learn how to create a company file from scratch; add customers, vendors, products and services; manage and reconcile bank accounts and credit cards. This is a hands-on course held in our computer lab where you will be completing training exercises along with the instructor. A copy of the lab manual in DVD format is yours to keep for future reference. October 11, Day 2 - We will continue where we left off in Part 1 focusing on entering sales, receiving payments, recording deposits, paying bills, setting up inventory, tracking and paying sales tax and reviewing important financial reports.
Speaker: Judy Schumacher
Fee: $ 90.00
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
October 18. Day 1 - Learn how to use payroll services through QuickBooks in this 2 part course. Local CPA, Su Brown, will introduce you to the structure of paychecks, employer and employee taxes, payroll forms and payment schedules. Setting up chart of accounts for payroll liabilities and salary/wage expense for easier management will be covered. You will also learn how to enter employees and timesheets; process paychecks and generate payroll forms and reports. Idaho and Washington payroll requirements will be discussed, as well as other payroll deductions. October 25, Day 2- You will continue to work on setting up employees correctly, adding payroll items, taxes and deductions, time tracking, generating payroll checks, and payroll reports. Gain further understanding of payroll expenses and liability accounts.
Speaker: Su Brown, CPA
Fee: $ 90.00

November

Tuesday, November 01, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
In this class you will learn about the various types of reports and graphs QuickBooks offers and how to create them. What do the reports mean and how can they used for financial management? Learn how to customize reports by modifying filters and moving or adding columns. Tips and troubleshooting will be discussed as well as how to memorize your favorite reports.
Speaker: Su Brown, CPA
Fee: $ 45.00
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
In this workshop, we will look at keeping score, records, accounting, information for decision making, cash, taxes, credit, raising capital, and making deals.
Speaker: Barbara Leachman
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
In this workshop, we will discuss common business expenses that are tax deductible and the general rules for deducting those expenses. When is meal, travel and entertainment expenses tax deductible? What is the difference between employees and independent contractors?  Should you take an in-home office deduction? What constitutes advertising? Can I deduct mileage expenses?
Speaker: Su Brown, CPA