The Edmond Sun

March 4, 2013

QuickBooks workshop for small businesses set in Shawnee

Special to The Sun

Shawnee — QuickBooks software is ideal for small businesses that manage their own payroll, inventory, sales and other business transactions. A comprehensive QuickBooks workshop is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 13 at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation North Reunion Hall at 1702 S. Gordon Cooper Drive in Shawnee.

During this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to set up QuickBooks for a business, examine charts of accounts, write checks and record deposits, reconcile bank statements, enter and pay vendor bills, invoice customers and receive payments. Also covered will be how to track sales tax and customize reports. Attendees will navigate practice sets pre-loaded on laptop computers to provide them hands-on learning, and will have the opportunity to receive guidance and ask “how” and “why” questions. QuickBooks Pro 2012 is used for the training. As a follow-up, an Advanced QuickBooks class will be offered on April 10.

“QuickBooks is an essential business tool in today’s office,” said Jennifer Edwards, REI Women’s Business Center coordinator. “It has become the standard accounting software for many small businesses because it’s affordable, easy to use, and people really like the customizable reports.”

Presenter is MJ Brienen, a seasoned professional focused on helping businesses in many stages of development. Brienen has a background in banking, sales, project management and working with websites.