REAP Women's Business Center Acquires Laptops for Training

The REAP Women’s Business Center has acquired 10 laptop computers with QuickBooks 2008 installed. With the laptops we plan to assist small business owners with their bookkeeping set up. When the books are set up accurately, it can help ensure taxes are paid on time, accounts receivable and accounts payable are kept current, overdraft charges and penalties are often avoided. Life of the business owner is less Stressful!

The goal of purchasing the laptops is not to train on the QuickBooks program, but to assist business owners to put their own information into the program accurately. When a session is offered, we are asking business owners to bring their information on a flash drive or the paper receipts, invoices, etc. and a flash drive to save the information. If you have QuickBooks on a laptop, you can bring it. Different sessions will be planned for those who use the payroll feature.

In order to participate in the sessions we will be hosting around the state, a business owner will contact their REAP Business Specialist or Monica Braun, REAP WBC Director and Southeast 1 Business Specialist (see the back page of this newsletter for contact information). The “class” size will be limited to five maximum because of the need for some individual attention. We can, however, schedule two or three sessions throughout a day.

Based on the recent research collected from the Small Business Survey conducted early in 2008, the most requested topic for training was bookkeeping/accounting and the preferred method of receiving training was workshops. We are doing our best to provide the information our small business owners told us they needed and in a way they want to receive it.

We appreciate your input!

Contact: Monica Braun, Women's Business Center Director, at 402643.2673 or monicab@cfra.org for more information.