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Introduction to QuickBooks

Course description:
Learn the basics you need to set up your business in QuickBooks Pro. This is a hands-on-learning workshop where each student will be at his or her own computer. Participants must be familiar with using a mouse and keyboard. You will also leave with a workbook to help you later.

 Learning objectives:

  • Set up your company
  • Establish a chart of accounts
  • Set up customers and vendors
  • Identify payroll and payroll liabilities
  • Enter transactions
  • Pay bills and invoice customers
  • Reconcile the QuickBooks checking account
  • Create reports

Length: 9 am to 4pm, with an additional hour for lunch

Course materials: Student handouts and manual provided

Topics covered: 
Using QuickBooks Pro for your business

Instructional format: Lecture, demonstrations and hands-on work

Upcoming dates:

  • November 17, 2016

Cost: $129 per person. Registration is required. 

Register by calling the Cole County Extension Center or email thompsoncv@missouri.edu.


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Ongoing Programs

Business programs for new businesses

Chris Thompson, Cole County business specialist, hosts classes, including Starting a Small Business: The First Steps and The Basics of Writing a Business Plan, for new businesses almost every month. Interested? Visit our Business programs page or email Chris at thompsoncv@missouri.edu

Join 4-H

There are 13 active 4-H Clubs in Cole County, and you don't have to grow up on a farm to belong to 4-H. Currently, Shooting Sports is the fastest growing project but with so many choices to choose from, almost anyone can find something that they enjoy. 4-H is open to all youth ages 5-18. Go to our Cole County 4-H Home Page or contact Youth Specialist Jenny Flatt at flattj@missouri.edu for more information.

The new 4-H year began October 1. Contact the extension center for more information to see how you can get your child signed up or let us know if you are interested in volunteering as a project leader. Check out a club near you at: http://extension.missouri.edu/cole/4hclubs.aspx 

Master Gardeners

Central Missouri Master Gardeners meet most months at McClung Park on the fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. except in January and December. Most of these meetings are open to all.

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