Small Business Development Center offers accounting software training

The Northwest Small Business Development Center will offer a two-part training series on accounting software beginning Dec. 12.

The training, targeted to small-business owners, will focus on Quickbooks and Peachtree software, and will be held in two sessions at Northwest Technical College. The first 30-minute introductory session will be held from 12:30-1 p.m. Dec. 12, and a three-hour workshop will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 2013. Both sessions will be in room 309 on the NTC campus in Bemidji.

The Dec. 12 session is entitled “Perspective for Year End.” Participants are asked to bring a copy of their current financial statements, and will be shown best practices for analyzing a trial balance to prepare for year-end accounting.

The second session on Jan. 23 will provide an in-depth look at year-end preparation, including entry adjustment, financial statement analysis, payroll, fixed assets and depreciation.

To register for the workshops, please contact Jaimee Meyer at the Northwest Small Business Development Center at Pre-registration is required; the workshop carries a fee of $49.

The Small Business Development Center will continually offer training on a quarterly basis to help small business owners correctly update financial statements and to ensure accounting entries are adjusted correctly. Additional training opportunities will be announced in the future.

To learn more, contact the Northwest Small Business Development Center, (218) 755-4255.

About the SBDC
The Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center is one of nine regional offices throughout the state of Minnesota providing free, confidential, one-on-one business consulting services to existing and start-up businesses on a variety of business topics. The centers are a federal, state and locally funded program. The centers are hosted by Concordia College Offutt School of Business; the Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center has an office on the campus of Northwest Technical College in Bemidji. For more information, visit

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About Northwest Technical College
Northwest Technical College, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, is an open, inviting technological learning organization. For more than 40 years, the college has valued life-long learning and the worth and dignity of all people. Its open-enrollment policy, affordable tuition and high-quality education have attracted a diverse group of learners; today, the College serves more than 1,600 learners. The college offers more than 40 degree programs in areas such as business, health, human and protective services and environmental and industrial technology career programs. Classes are offered on the Bemidji campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. For more, visit