Business Courses

Learn about QuickBooks 2005

Gilroy – This workshop is designed for the small business owner who uses or would like to learn how to use QuickBooks 2005. QuickBooks 2005 is one of the most widely used small business accounting software programs available to small business owners.

This course is a 3-week progressive course that takes you through the very basics of getting your business started to learning how to synchronize your QuickBooks contacts with other contact management programs such as Outlook.

The dates for this workshop series are Thursday, Nov. 3, 10 and 17, from 6 to 8pm at the Gavilan College SBDC, 8351 Church St., Bldg. E. The cost for this 6-hour workshop is $90 payable in advance.

Due to limited space pre-registration is required. Call 847-0373.

Get your business running

Gilroy – Learn how to get started the right way by participating in this 2-hour workshop presented by the Gavilan College Small Business Development Center. “Get Your Business Up and Running” presents an overview of marketing essentials, produce selection, business goal setting, legal issues, licenses required, risk evaluation, bookkeeping, financing, and management issues.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 11am to 1pm at the Gavilan College Small Business Development Center, 8351 Church St., Bldg. E. The cost for this 2-hour workshop is $20 payable in advance or at the door.

Due to limited space please call in advance to pre-register 847-0373.

Write your business plan

Gilroy – Good planning is the basis of any successful business start-up, and a necessity for a loan application. This workshop will lead you to focus on a marketing plan, financial projections and a strategic plan to put your business on the road to success.

The workshop will be held on Monday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 9pm at the Gavilan College SBDC offices in the Dry Creek Village Center, 8351 Church Street, Building E.

Please note that registration begins at 5:45pm. The cost for this 3-hour workshop is $30 (includes price of workbook) payable in advance or at the door.

Due to limited space please call in advance to pre-register 847-0373.

Basic bookkeeping

Gilroy – This workshop is for the small business owner who knows that bookkeeping is important for success, but is intimidated, confused, or unskilled in keeping financial records. Get control of your business with the basic, written, double entry bookkeeping system, along with simple filing and record keeping techniques. Business banking, auto and petty cash records and working with an accountant will also be touched on in this fast passed workshop.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from noon to 3pm at the Gavilan College SBDC offices in the Dry Creek Village Center, 8351 Church St., Building E. The cost for this 3-hour workshop is $20 payable in advance or at the door.

Call in advance to pre-register 847-0373.

Market your business

Gilroy – This class is an overview of basic marketing strategies. The instructor will discuss creating a plan to successfully market your business products or services. Come learn action oriented strategies for your small business marketing needs. Exchange marketing strategies with other small business owners

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 10am to noon at the Gavilan College SBDC offices, 8351 Church St., Bldg. E. The cost for this 2-hour workshop is $20 payable in advance or at the door.

Call in advance to pre-register 847-0373.

Learn about customer service

Hollister – Learn why customer service skills are so important, the keys to quality service and the 10 deadly sins of customer service. Gain the tools to deal with challenging customers and good customer service strategies and much, much more.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 10am to noon at Briggs Building, 365 Fourth St., Room 6. The cost for this 2-hour workshop is $20 payable in advance or at the door.

Call in advance to pre-register, 847-0373.

Leave your comments