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Location: 100 CHEROKEE BOULEVARD / 37405

(FYI - park in the Renaissance Park parking lot) 

Entrepreneur Bookkeeping: Top Ten Bookkeeping Mistakes Small Businesses Should Avoid

Mondays: November 6, December 4

Time: 12:00 Noon till 1 p.m.

Are you an entrepreneur, small business owner or considering starting your own business? It’s important to keep your finances tidy! Learn 10 of the most common bookkeeping mistakes and practical, efficient solutions to overcome them. Topics include: how to classify workers, cloud accounting and apps, receipt requirements, meal expenses and more. Bring your questions!

145 people attended this class in 2016. Here's a few survey compliments we received: "Helped me understand next steps for my business." "It cleared up some basic accounting questions." "Extremely informative and helpful."

Click HERE to register for November / Click HERE for December

2018 dates coming soon!

Photo by Nathalie Dupre at a summer 2017 class

Photo by Nathalie Dupre at a summer 2017 class

2017 QuickBooks Online (QBO) Course #1 - Basics & setup (One 3-hour class)

October 31st, 9 a.m. till Noon

Are you new to QuickBooks Online? Join us for an overview of how it works and learn best practices for bookkeeping in QBO. Active clients of the TSBDC are eligible to receive a reduced rate for QuickBooks set up. Contact your counselor to learn more. You can have QBO Quick Start, QBO Essentials or QBO Plus for this class. Here’s what we’ll be covering:

·         Overview – how to move around and browser hints

·         How to set up/change your chart of accounts

·         Which accounts do you need or not need

·         Set up items or services that you sell

·         Syncing with bank and credit cards

·         Using the renaming rules to help QBO learn your business

·         How to set up vendors and customers

·         How to write and print checks

·         Tips for moving around, setting preferences, and customizing, to make your processes more efficient.

·         How to customize and pull basic reports

All levels of users welcome. Bring your laptop and questions. (Laptops will be provided upon request.)

October 31 - Registration link

$125 per person

2018 dates coming soon!


November 13th, 1 - 4 p.m.

If you’re an entrepreneur, you know how tricky it is to determine whether you’ve made enough money to pay yourself, much less anyone else! Learn how to:

·         Set up your company payroll in QBO and what you need to do ahead of time

·         1099 or employee discussion

·         How to pay your taxes each month

·         Payroll cycles, direct deposit, and tax info

·         Advanced reporting – how to make and send management reports

·         How to job cost if you have QBO Essentials or QBO Plus

·         How to bill a client for a cost

·         Advanced preference features

·         Any other issues you may have

**This is an intermediate-to-advanced level QBO class.

All levels of users welcome. Bring your laptop and questions.

November 13th Registration link

$125 per person

2018 dates coming soon!


November 6th, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Find out how to let your bookkeeping software and integrated applications do your bookkeeping for you. Want to get rid of your filing cabinet? Want to get rid of hand-written time sheets? Tired of trying to find all those receipts? There’s an app for that! 

We will review: time tracking with GPS locator, automating payroll hours entry, receipt capturing, bill paying, mileage tracking, and many more. You will learn about discounts available through us for various apps.

Free with attendance of Course #1 or Course #2. Otherwise $25 per person.

Counselor sign-up or call-in registration only. Instructions here or call the TSBDC at: 423-756-8668.

Class at BrightBridge

(Located at 535 Chestnut Street, Suite 161 / 423-424-4220)

Did you miss our June 15th class? No worries! Call our office for an appointment!

  • Financial Management for Entrepreneurs: Your Bridge to Brighter Bookkeeping

You could also call this - “Help! I started a company!” – and we’d know exactly what you mean. It’s easy to focus on the splashy externals of drawing in new customers before establishing necessary & practical internal processes and procedures. But now that you’re ready to get down to business, where do you start? Lynn Talbott will teach you bookkeeping basics such as: what to include in your chart of accounts, which meals & entertainment can be deducted at which percentages, understanding the difference between your Balance Sheet and your P&L, knowing what’s considered equity vs. an asset, how to help keep your accountant happy, and more!

We work with non-profits, too!

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