Trainings provided by Security Bank and Center for Rural Affairs

Small Business

Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

LAUREL AND HARTINGTON, NEBRASKA – Entrepreneurs and business owners in Laurel and Hartington are invited to four workshops focused on QuickBooks for small business. These free events are sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs and Security Bank in Laurel and Hartington.

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, two courses will take place at Security Bank, 202 East Second Street, in Laurel.

On Thursday, Nov. 21, two trainings will take place at Hartington Public Library, 106 S. Broadway Ave., in Hartington.

Both days, Basic QuickBooks is set from 9 a.m. to noon and Advanced QuickBooks is scheduled for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Each session is limited to 10 attendees.

“There is always something new to learn about QuickBooks,” said Anna Pratt, Center for Rural Affairs’ Women’s Business Center director. “The program contains useful tools for any small business owner with a need or interest in financial management.”

Diann Ballard from db-Consulting, LLC, of Pender, Nebraska, will instruct the courses. The use of laptops and software will be provided.

Registration is required two days in advance. To RSVP for the Laurel events, call 402.256.3247. To RSVP for the Hartington events, call 402.254.2455.

Visit for more information. Center for Rural Affairs provides business training, technical assistance, microloans, and networking to small businesses in Nebraska.