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Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

The Western Dairyland Business Center and Women's Business Center present Business QuickBooks class. The hands-on class is being held on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire.

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.

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Women's Business Networking Event: Lil Dudes-N-Divas Daycare LLC

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center is facilitating a business networking event on Wednesday, July 12th at 5:30 pm at Lil Dudes-N-Divas Daycare LLC, 3631 E Hamilton Avenue, Eau Claire.  Registration is $5 per person atwww.Successfulbusiness.org. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

 

Lil Dudes-N-Divas Daycare strives to imitate a "home" environment from floor to ceiling. Not only do guests feel at home the moment they walk through the door, but children are more likely to learn and explore in an environment that is comfortable and familiar.

 

Meet local women interested in starting, growing or expanding a business while participating in a behind-the-scenes tour of Lil Dudes-N-Divas Daycare, led by business owner Rachel Budik. Rachel will share how she overcame obstacles and developed her passion into a successful business.

 

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Start a Small Business in 8 Steps

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center invites entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps" on Thursday, July 20, 2017. The class will run from 1pm to 4pm 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. 

After the class, attendees may request free, one-on-one assistance from Western Dairyland's Business Development Specialists delving deeper into the individual small business needs, including preparing a business plan with financial forecasting to present to lenders.

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Business Record Keeping 101

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Small business owners, entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are invited to attend Business Recordkeeping 101 on Thursday, August 10th. The class will run from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire.  Tuition is $29 and class materials are included.  Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. 

 

Good recordkeeping is a critical tool for every business, and an organized system can save time and effort at tax time.  Tammy McCartney, owner of Beyond Bookkeeping LLC, will teach a hands-on class where participants will learn how to set up an effective small business office filing system, how to set up an effective cash-based recordkeeping system, how to record business income and expenses, and how to create a profit and loss statement that will generate the information needed to complete a Schedule C. 

 

Tammy McCartney is the founder of Beyond Bookkeeping, LLC, an accounting and consulting services company that helps small business owners maintain current, organized and detailed financial records so they are ready to make important money decisions. She prefers a financial team approach when working with entrepreneurs. Tammy's has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Lakeland College, and has a QuickBooks Proadvisor certification. 

 

The class is designed for business owners who want a hand-written or Excel based recordkeeping system.  A limited number of laptops will also be available for individuals with Microsoft Excel experience who are interested in using an Excel based system.  Participants are encouraged to bring their business checkbooks so actual business records can be used to enter data into a new recordkeeping system. 

 

There a couple easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 836-7511 ext. 1171.  Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required.

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