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Register for Basic Bookkeeping for Small Business

This three-hour virtual session will cover the basics of bookkeeping for small businesses, helping you implement workflows and systems that will take you from overwhelmed to organized. No more forgetting to submit receipts or wondering if you’ll have enough money to cover payroll: after this session, you’ll know what you need to do so you can have all the numbers at your fingertips. And the goal is to avoid overwhelm.

You don’t have to be good with numbers to manage your books. Even if you are going to hire a professional, you’ll want this overview to know you’re able to review their work with confidence.

By the time you leave, you’ll be ready to tackle your bookkeeping with gusto! Plus, all participants will leave with a toolkit of resources, including templates, worksheets, and helpful links. Small business owners are encouraged to send key employees if they are unable to attend themselves

What To Expect: This is a virtual class using Zoom meetings. Participants will be able to speak and interact with the instructor and others, as if in a live, in-person session. There will be ample time for Q&A at the end, but we also have plenty of group discussions planned during the session as well. There will be two ten-minute breaks to allow for checking your email, grabbing a cup of coffee, etc.

Course Materials:

  • All participants will receive a follow-along workbook to take notes, follow instructions, and complete exercises during the session.
  • Presentation slides and exercises will be provided to all participants.
  • Participants will also get a free toolkit - a collection of templates, forms, worksheets, and other resources that will be made available at the end of the class.

This workshop is eligible for the City of Austin Small Business Skills Certificate program. Participants who complete six courses in the program are recognized in an awards ceremony at City Hall with other local business and community leaders.

The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request - including translation and interpretation services. For assistance, please contact the Economic Development Department at 512-974-7819. The City receives and accepts Video Relay Service (VRS) calls from people who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing through Relay Texas 7-1-1.

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