Free QuickBooks training offered to small business owners

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

Hartington, Neb. - A two-part QuickBooks training workshop will be offered for local entrepreneurs and business owners in May, sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project.

Class dates are Wednesdays, May 17 and May 24, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening at the Hartington Public Library, 106 S. Broadway Ave. There is no cost for the class; however, pre-registration is required.

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

Computers with QuickBooks software 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 so the reports are accurate. This was also very useful for working with my banker.”

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 beneficial to the success of a small business owner’s business,” Sandoval said. “It can help professionals have needed information when tax time comes around. Recordkeeping can quickly identify past due accounts and help 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.

More information about Rural Enterprise Assistance Project and its services can be found at Center for Rural Affairs’ Rural Enterprise Assistance Project Women’s Business Center receives funding from the Small Business Administration 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 Women’s Business Center 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. This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency will be made if requested in advance. 

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