Business Formation: Steps for Starting your Business
April 26, 2022, 9:30:00 PM
This class will focus on capturing the essence of your business concept. This will assist in establishing the right foundation for your business by learning about (a.) the type of business entities (partnerships, S-corporations, limited liability companies, etc.), (b.) filing and registration requirements on a federal, state and local level, (c.) insurance and business & personal liability, and (d.) business banking, (e) developing an impactful business plan and (f) utilizing strong business practices.
Developing and Creating a Strong Bookkeeping Practice
October 13, 2022, 9:30:00 PM
This class will focus on building a strong bookkeeping practice. This class is considered an introductory course for participants who are planning to or currently manage their own books. We will review the importance of tracking revenue and expenses, how to accurately record business transactions and how to utilize the information to evaluate a business' performance and make strong business decisions.
Formulating a Master Plan: Key Considerations for Your Business Plan
May 24, 2022, 9:00:00 PM
This class will focus on how to develop your vision and mission for your business, developing a strategic or business plan, and quantifying those goals to develop a financial plan. The instructor will discuss the critical components and guidance on writing an impactful business plan, including the industry analysis, marketing plan, and operations plan.
Optimizing Business Processes: Promoting Efficiency and Cost Savings
June 28, 2022, 9:30:00 PM
This class discusses how to run your business and deliver value to your customers. The class will review how to optimize business processes to ensure that you are not 'stuck' in a cycle that prevents growth, development and the active management of your business. We will review an operating cycle, capacity and inventory management and legal issues that may affect operations.
Minimizing Business Risks and Threats
July 28, 2022, 9:30:00 PM
This class discusses how to identify possible risks associated with your business and ways to address those risks. Risks can include financial risks, competitor risk, design or supplier risks, etc. We will review risk management strategies and the benefits of various types of insurance.
Major Considerations for Managing Employees
August 25, 2022, 9:30:00 PM
This class reviews strong management practices for managing employees and supporting employee engagement in the workplace. With over 100 employment laws, understanding employees' and employers' rights can be cumbersome. Some of the protections will be discussed when reviewing strategies to encourage employee productivity and engagement.
QuickBooks Online 101
September 29, 2022, 9:30:00 PM
This class will review the basic functions of Quickbooks Online and tips for accurately recording your business' financial activity. The presenter will provide screenshots and examples of how to utilize certain functions, including entering transactions, reconciling, and pulling financial reports.