Free QuickBooks training offered to small business owners

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Contact: Juan Sandoval, Latino Business Center director,, 402.371.7786;
Or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager,, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Wayne, Neb. - A free two-part QuickBooks training will be offered for local entrepreneurs and business owners this month, sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project.

The sessions are set for Thursdays, March 2 and March 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. The class will be held in Wayne, Neb., at the Wayne Public Library/Wayne Senior Citizen Center, 410 N. Pearl St. #B.

“In this economy, many, if not most, small businesses are operating on very tight budgets to simply get by,” said Juan Sandoval, Center for Rural Affairs’ Latino Business Center director. “ Improving bookkeeping is a way to tighten up in these economic times.”

Computers equipped with QuickBooks will be available. Diann Ballard, owner of db Consulting, and Sandoval will assist individuals with setting up their books.

“This really helped me with my operation,” wrote one past participant in their course evaluation. “The system needs to be set up right, with information entered correctly so that the reports are accurate. This was the best thing for me, and was also very useful for working with my banker.”

There is no cost for the class. Pre-registration is required. The classes are offered through the Latino Business Center and Women’s Business Center, both programs of Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project.

“Accurate recordkeeping can be very beneficial to the success of a small business owner’s business,” Sandoval said. “It can help when tax time comes around, when your professional has the needed information. Recordkeeping can quickly identify past due accounts and help you collect those accounts in a more timely manner. That helps cash flow and viability.”

For more information or to register, contact Sandoval at or 402.371.7786.

Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project receives funding from the Small Business Administration (SBA Microloan Program and SBA Women’s Business Center), United States Department of Agriculture, Nebraska Business and Innovation Act through the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, United States Department of Treasury, Peter Kiewit Foundation and other sources. Rural Enterprise Assistance Project is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All Small Business Administration funded programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency will be made if requested in advance. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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