Chamber Quickbooks training on tap for May

For more than 30 years, the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce has been dedicated to serving the 11 towns of the Souhegan Valley by promoting regional business and community prosperity through advocacy, economic development, networking opportunities and business education. We also represent the business interest of members located in the surrounding towns of Nashua, Merrimack, Bedford, Manchester and beyond.

A benefit of Chamber membership is access to our frequently held Business Education Seminars. Community members also are invited to attend any of our educational seminars with payment of a non-member registration fee.

The mission of the Chamber’s educational committee is to ensure that our programming is engaging, interactive and focused on topics vital to business growth and tools for success. Presented by subject matter experts, our business education seminars provide timely information on emerging trends and arm our attendees with actionable best practices.

Recent topics presented by the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce included several which addressed “Legal issues that commonly arise in the running a business,” such as Asset protection and succession planning; protecting your business from fraud; and employment and human resources issues.

“Build your Business” topics are another area we strive to focus on for the benefit of our members, and have presented recent seminars in the areas of essential tools for business success; how to market your business using social media; best practices for emails; and more.

“Safety in Today’s Business Environment” is another important topic that the Chamber has chosen to present to its members. Local police officers with special training in this area have offered a series of Workforce Violence Response and Active Shooter Response seminars at the Chamber.

Coming up in May, we will be offering a comprehensive, hands-on Quickbooks course that will teach you all the nuts and bolts about accounting and bookkeeping. You will learn to navigate and use Quickbooks to help save you time, grow your business and make you more money. We are pleased to be partnering with certified Quickbooks Instructor Lee Davis of Lee Davis & Co. Lee brings many years of experience as a former college professor having taught business and accounting courses. He then spent decades utilizing his accounting and business skills in the healthcare industry. For the past 10 years, his passion has been helping new business startups and young entrepreneurs with his business and accounting expertise.

There are three levels of Quickbooks training being offered at the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce:

Course One: Beginners, is scheduled for May 7. Topics to be covered will include, basic accounting; different products in QuickBooks; and learning about revenue, invoicing and income statements. There are two sessions being offered, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. A maximum of seven people will be allowed in each session. Participants will be required to bring a laptop computer as well as a notebook. If you prefer using the desktop version of Quickbooks, please make sure it is downloaded onto your computer. 

Course Two: Intermediate, is scheduled for May 14. Topics to be covered will include, learn to get setup; what various modules are; how to choose your preferences; and learn what to do when you get stuck by problem-solving and troubleshooting. NOTE: Pre-Requisite: Registrants for this level must have taken the beginner course or have extensive experience in Quickbooks.  There are swo sessions being offered, 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. A maximum of seven people will be allowed in each session. Participants will be required to bring a laptop computer as well as a notebook. If you prefer using the desktop version of Quickbooks, please make sure it is downloaded onto your computer. 

Course Three: Advanced, is scheduled for May 21. This Course will be set up as individual sessions. This one-on-one training will give you answers to YOUR unique questions in Quickbooks, and each session is tailored to you as an individual. NOTE: Pre-Requisite: Registrants for this level must have attended both Beginner and Intermediate courses. There are seven, one-hour individual sessions being offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will be required to bring a laptop computer as well as a notebook. If you prefer using the desktop version of Quickbooks, please make sure it is downloaded onto your computer. 

This is not your average QuickBooks course and not exclusive to online vs. desktop.

Pricing for this course is would typically cost enrollees more than $600 per person. Save with us. For more information on registration and pricing for the course, go to www.souhegan.net, call the Chamber office at 603-673-4360, or email Beth at beth.boggis@souehgan.net

Wendy Hunt is executive director of the Souhegan Valley Chamber

of Commerce.

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