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Durham Tech Small Business Center Courses

Presented within a classroom environment, these hands-on courses offer a wide range of specific small business topics, along with the opportunity to apply this new information immediately. Courses are held at Durham Tech’s Small Business Center, located in the SOUTHBank Building in Durham or at the Orange County Campus in Hillsborough.

Important Note: Registration is required for all courses and must be completed by the Thursday of the week prior to the start of each course. If registration enrollment is low, classes may be canceled.

Learn how one of these courses can help you in starting your own business by reading Rimas Vilgalys's story in the News and Observer.

Entrepreneurial Courses

Registration is required for all courses and ends the Thursday of the week prior to the start of each course.

Entrepreneur in Action: From Idea to Implementation

Students are led by an instructor through the business planning process to develop their business ideas into a well-thought-out basic strategic business plan. Students leave with a written plan and a complete presentation. Students should be proficient users of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet, which will be used extensively throughout this course to complete assignments. Taught by La-Tasha Best-Gaddy. 30 hours. $154

45515 T 2/19–4/30 6–9 p.m. SBB 311

Venture Accelerator

Have a business idea but need to know the quickest way to successfully launch it? This dynamic online course helps students conceive, test, and create a new business venture around a unique idea following principles from Business Model Canvas, Lean Startup, and Customer Development methodologies. Students should be proficient users of the Internet, which will be used extensively throughout this course to complete assignments. The course fee includes $35 for course materials, which is nonrefundable. Taught by La-Tasha Best-Gaddy. 24 hours. $105

45517 3/2–4/26 Online

QuickBooks Note:These courses cover QuickBooks 2014 and include a textbook with trial software. Before taking software courses, students should have a good understanding of their computerís operating systems and basic computer skills. These courses are for PC-based, not Mac-based, QuickBooks users.

QuickBooks Prerequisite: Before taking these courses, students must have a basic understanding of accounting principles, which can be obtained by attending Basic Bookkeeping seminar/course, Basic Accounting seminar/course or successfully completing an accounting course. Visit durhamtech.edu/sbc/sbccourses.htm more information.

Introduction to QuickBooks Pro

Learn the fastest, easiest way to manage your business! This course introduces small business owners to one of the most popular small business accounting applications that tracks general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and checking accounts, and provides easy-to-use reporting features. (Because this course is selfsupporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) Taught by Gregg Lasseter, Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. 12 hours. $104. Register and pay online for this course. If you prefer pay with cash, you may register using an alternative method.

45518 MW 1/21–2/2 6– 9 p.m. SBB 310
45520 FSat 2/06–2/14 9 a.m.–noon OCC 204
45521 MW 4/06– 4/15 6– 9 p.m. SBB 310
45522 MW 4/20– 4/29 6– 9 p.m. SBB 310

Introduction to QuickBooks Pro for Nonprofits

Learn the fastest, easiest way to manage your nonprofit business. This course introduces one of the most popular small business accounting applications that tracks general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and checking accounts, as well as provides easy-to-use reporting features. This course focuses on using QuickBooks by social entrepreneurs for their nonprofits only. (Because this course is selfsupporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 12 hours. $104. Register and pay online for this course. If you prefer pay with cash, you may register using an alternative method.

45523 MW 3/2–3/11 6– 9 p.m. SBB 310

Introduction to QuickBooks Pro for Contractors

Learn the fastest, easiest way to manage your contracting business! This course introduces contractors to one of the most popular small business accounting applications that tracks general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and checking accounts, as well as provides easy-to-use reporting features. (Because this course is selfsupporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) Taught by Gregg Lasseter, Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. 12 hours. $104. Register and pay online for this course. If you prefer pay with cash, you may register using an alternative method.

45524 FSat 2/20–2/28 9 a.m.–noon OCC 204

More QuickBooks Pro

Youíve taken the Introduction to QuickBooks Pro course or are already writing checks and making deposits in QuickBooks. Ready to learn more? Register for this intermediate-level course to gain insights into invoicing and statements, APs and ARs, balancing bank statements, writing checks, taking credit cards, customizing reports and graphs, and much more. Participants must have previously worked with QuickBooks. (Because this course is selfsupporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) Taught by Gregg Lasseter, Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. 12 hours. $104. Register and pay online for this course. If you prefer pay with cash, you may register using an alternative method.

45525 MW 3/16–3/25 9 a.m.–noon SBB 310
45526 MW 5/4–5/13 9 a.m.–noon SBB 310

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