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Business Plan Basics

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Small business owners, entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are invited to attend Business Plan Basics on Tuesday, July 12th. The class will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Western Dairyland Business Center, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire.  Tuition is $29 and class materials are included.  Class participants will learn how to create an effective and engaging business plan that can be presented to lenders and used to guide the launch and growth of a new business. 

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Business QuickBooks

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Business QuickBooks No prior experience with QuickBooks is necessary for this class, but attendees should have basic computer skills. The class is hands-on using QuickBooks 2016 Premier and allows time for students to practice what they have learned. Topics to be covered include:

  • Getting started with QuickBooks: Receive an overview of accounting terms and key financial reports as you learn how to set up QuickBooks specifically for your business and work with a chart of accounts, registers and bank accounts.
  • Entering sales in QuickBooks: Learn how to receive payments and make deposits, process payables and disbursements, and other useful features.

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Start a Small Business in 8 Steps

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center invites entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps" on Tuesday, August 9th. The training will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce at 120 N Water St, Black River Falls. Tuition is $29 for individuals and class materials are included.  Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. 

 

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Start a Small Business in 8 Steps

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center invites entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps" on Tuesday, September 20th. The training will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire. Tuition is $29 for individuals and class materials are included.  Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. 

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