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Date Time Location Details Registration
Oct. 18, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MnDOT Shoreview Training Center
1900 County Road I West
Shoreview, MN 55126
Accounting Fundamentals Simplified
This workshop will focus on key accounting concepts and the relationships between essential financial statements. This will include income statements and balancing sheets fundamentals. Other elements will include how to set an accounting system and entering transactions correctly, and a detailed overview of the accounting cycle. Key accounting terminology will be explained. Note: for certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises only.
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Nov. 1, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MnDOT Shoreview Training Center
1900 County Road I West
Shoreview, MN 55126
QuickBooks Basic
This hands-on workshop will cover the essentials you need to know. Learning how to set up your bookkeeping system correctly and create the two most important reports you need to manage your company well- lenders will love it. We’ll cover setting up your charts of accounts, tracking your revenue and expenses, recording customers and vendors, reconciling with the bank to assure accuracy. Note: for certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises only.
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Nov. 15, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MnDOT Shoreview Training Center
1900 County Road I West
Shoreview, MN 55126
Human Resources Essentials for Small Business
This workshop will cover Human Resource basics, hiring practices (on the first employee). This will touch on supervisory skills, job descriptions and basic employee handbook. Best practices for performance evaluations. Hiring and learning how to recruit the best employees, assessing initial training needs and conducting background checks, and drug tests. This class will include a case study on how to use these skills. Note: for certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises only.
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Dec. 6, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MnDOT Shoreview Training Center
1900 County Road I West
Shoreview, MN 55126
QuickBooks Intermediate: Year-End & Improving Your Bookkeeping for 2015
This hands-on workshop is a great follow-up from the QuickBooks Basic workshop. You’ll learn year-end tips and tricks. You will also be able to identify and correctly fix common mistakes in your effort to get ready for filing taxes. Accountants appreciate having books ready to go so it will save you money. Handling loans, credit cards and sales tax are covered. Note: for certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises only.
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Jan. 24, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MnDOT Shoreview Training Center
1900 County Road I West
Shoreview, MN 55126
Quick and Effective Business Planning
This workshop has several proven planning techniques to quickly shape an effective business plan. Techniques include: SWOT analysis, setting SMART goals, and doing a market analysis. Participants will do several critical elements of business plans and critique plans of other class members. Participants will leave the class with significant progress on a new business plan or a significant revision of a current plan. Note: for certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises only.
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Feb. 7, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MnDOT Shoreview Training Center
1900 County Road I West
Shoreview, MN 55126
Critical Financial Skills for Small Business Owners
This workshop includes evaluation of a company’s financial strength and understanding of key financial industry ratios used by banks and surety companies to assess credit worthiness. We will cover cash flow projections to anticipate cash needs in advance. Breakeven analysis will be taught as a technique to determine pricing, cover overhead and evaluate capital expenditures. Note: for certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises only.
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Feb. 21, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MnDOT Shoreview Training Center
1900 County Road I West
Shoreview, MN 55126
Sales and Presentation Skills for Business Owners
This workshop will assist in developing methods to understand your target audience, introduce your company and sell your company’s distinctive competitive advantages. We will create a sales presentation and deliver a one minute elevator speech. Each speech will be recorded. This allows for positive feedback of the student’s presentation skills. Also covered will be the identification and grooming of key contacts. Note: for certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises only.
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March 7, 2 015 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MnDOT Shoreview Training Center
1900 County Road I West
Shoreview, MN 55126
QuickBooks Intermediate: Job Costing
This workshop will assist with the key to contracting: “Did we make money on that job?” You’ll learn how to create estimates, determine profitability by job and handle progress payments and retainers. Plus, there are nifty reports that give you an ongoing job status. Time saving tips help keep you on the job and making money. You will have hands-on using a laptop computer lab. Note: for certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises only.
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March 21, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MnDOT Shoreview Training Center
1900 County Road I West
Shoreview, MN 55126
Partnering, Team Projects & Increasing Your Capacity in the Changing Landscape of Highway Heavy Construction
This workshop will focus on ways for small firms to form partnerships and collaborate on projects thereby increasing the firm’s capacity to be an attractive bidders/partner. We will be covering basic considerations and practical aspects to help increase the probability of success. We will discuss ways to find viable partners that match your firm’s strategic needs. Note: for certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises only.
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