UNI Regional Business Center to offer fall courses

Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Mike Hahn, UNI Regional Business Center, (319) 236-8123
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Regional Business Center (RBC) will offer fall courses covering entrepreneurial training and QuickBooks Pro software training at the RBC office, 212 E. Fourth St., in downtown Waterloo.

'Smart Start,' an entrepreneurial training course, will be offered from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, Tuesday, Oct. 11, Wednesday, Nov. 16 and Wednesday, Dec. 14; and from noon to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 29. This 90-minute course will cover the basics of business legalities, business plans, financial plans, commercial bank financing and state financial assistance programs. The course will be taught by RBC counselors, and the cost to attend is $15.

'Fast Trac Planning Entrepreneurial Training' will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, beginning Sept. 24 and continuing through Nov. 12. Through classroom instruction, discussion with local business experts and hands-on business planning, this eight-session training course will thoroughly discuss how to start, manage, and grow a business. Instructors for this course are Kathy and Don Frey, Certified Fast Trac trainers. The cost is $199 per business.

The RBC will offer a series of QuickBooks workshops taught by Judy Schindel, Certified QuickBooks trainer, Gary L. Karr, CPA.

'QuickBooks Pro for Beginner Users' is a three-session class ideal for those who are just getting started with the software. Each session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 19, Friday, Oct. 21, and Friday, Oct. 28. This course will focus primarily on the basics of QuickBooks Pro including setting preferences, establishing charts of accounts, entering invoices and bills, and how to create basic financial statements. Training will move at a pace comfortable for those new to the software. Participants will benefit from hands-on training and a small class size. The cost is $189 per person and includes materials.

'QuickBooks Pro - Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable & Sales Tax' will meet over two sessions, from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 2 and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 11. This course will cover sales orders, estimates, progress billing, invoicing, receiving payments, creating and applying credits, setting up sales tax items, sales tax liability reports, entering and paying bills, discounts and credits using the QuickBooks Pro software. Cost for this course is $147 per person. If taken in conjunction with 'QuickBooks Pro- Payroll,' cost is $215.

'QuickBooks Pro - Payroll' will meet over two sessions, from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 4 and at 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Nov. 11. Topics covered include entering payroll items, creating paychecks, processing reports for payroll tax liabilities, paying payroll liabilities, 941 preparation, 940 preparation, W-2's, 1099 set up and preparation. Cost for this course is $147 per person. If taken in conjunction with 'QuickBooks Pro - Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable & Sales Tax,' cost is $215.

For more information, contact the UNI RBC at (319) 236-8123, or visit