Workshops For Small Business Owners


Financial Workshop Package Offered

Business Finance Workshop 2-nights 

In this workshop we teach you why it is important to keep good records, what records should be kept and for how long should you keep them, etc.  Understanding financial statements is critical to running a business. Learn what  balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement are. Learn why these financial reports are so important, and what they tell you about your business. You will also learn accounting terminology, the difference between cash and accrual accounting, how and when to use the different systems to your advantage. What is a chart of accounts and why is it so important and much more. This workshop prepares you to better manage your finances and record keeping and is a requirement to be completed  before  attending our QuickBooks workshop.

QuickBooks Pro Workshop 4-nights  (include software)

This is a hands-on workshop. We provide laptops for each participant. You will learn how easy it is to set up your customers and vendors and customize a chart of accounts for your business. Track your inventory, pay your bills, invoice your customers, keep track of your receivables and payable, connect with your business checking account, run reports, reconcile, and so much more. Important note… Please bring in a thumb drive to copy your work on to each night.  If you wish to bring your own laptop to the class you may do so. We ask that you arrive approximately 15 minutes early to load the software into your computer.

Package includes both workshops

Only $189.00

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State and Federal Tax Workshop

2-night workshops. In tax workshops we talk about the importance of staying tax compliant with your business and we teach you how to make smart decisions for your business based on your tax decisions. Our workshops are taught by professional CPAs. Discussions will include how your business is setup and is that the right business entity for you. Among the discussion will also be entity tax, income tax, sales and use tax, employment tax and so much more. Examples of good tax opportunities will round out the discussions and you will be given all of the deadlines and contact information you need to help you with staying and being tax compliant with your business.


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Refunds for workshop enrollments will only be authorized by the director in the event CEDF cancels the entire course. Participation in any CEDF workshop(s) does not guarantee approval on a loan with CEDF.

If you have any questions please contact Nancy Gray, Director, toll free at 888-835-2333 x 2040.