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Oct. 29, 2004

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bucknell University will offer a four-part series of "QuickBooks" seminars beginning Nov. 6 in the Computer Lab of the Bertrand Library.

The cost for each class in the series, each scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is $30. Registration is required: call 570-577-1249, email, or online at

Diana Dorman, who has more than 11 years' experience with QuickBooks, has been a seminar instructor for the last five. A certified QuickBooks Pro Adviser, she has consulted with small businesses on QuickBooks for nearly seven years.

The four-part series includes:

Nov. 6: Basic, covering system requirements, choosing the appropriate version of QuickBooks, general navigation, setting up vendors and customers, company preferences and creating transactions;

Nov. 13: Intermediate, covering setting up classes, standard QuickBooks reports, customizing forms and letters, and using the Help Menu/Find feature;

Nov. 20: Advanced, covering importing a logo, accessing finance charge, creating estimates and working with inventory;

Dec. 4: Payroll, covering options for payroll, setting up payroll times, employees, and sick and vacation time, creating and printing paychecks, and using time sheets.

The Bucknell SBDC provides free small business consulting services to residents of Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Perry, Snyder and Union counties. To request free business consulting services, complete the online request at

Created in 1978, the SBDC serves as an educational research resource for small businesses. Assistance is provided to small business owners to enhance their knowledge of business management through individual consultations, seminars and pre-business workshops. Assistance also is available to help small businesses obtain data and analysis that are generally unobtainable to them on their own.

With the exception of seminars, counseling services provided by the SBDC are free. Funding is received from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Bucknell University.


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