SBDC Offers Bookkeeping, Tax and Marketing Workshops

SBDC News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Small Business Development Center is providing the following workshops:

Basic Bookkeeping
08/28/12 Tuesday 1-4 p.m.
08/30/12 Thursday 1-4 p.m.

Small Business Center Fee: $50.
The Basic Bookkeeping Workshop will be a two-part series for small business owners and managers looking for a basic course in bookkeeping essentials. It will meet over a two day period, with three hour sessions per day. The material covered will include: Debits/Credits; Assets, Liabilities, Equity; the Accounting Equation; Revenues and Expenses; the Journal-Account Balances; the Ledger-Accounts Chart; Adjustments; Financial Statements-Balance Sheet and Income Statement; Petty Cash; Payroll and Closing the books.
Speaker: Karen Simpson, Northern New Mexico College Instructor & Owner of DQ in Espanola

Information Session for CRS Taxpayers
09/06/12 Thursday 1-3 p.m.
Small Business Center FREE
This workshop covers the basic taxes and how to file reports properly to avoid penalties. The NMTRD will explain Gross Receipts Tax, compensating tax, withholding tax and the proper use of Non-Taxable Transaction Certificates (NTTCs). Presenters will also discuss taxable and nontaxable transactions and basic record keeping.
Speakers: Representatives from New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department

A Marketing Plan that Builds Community
09/13/12 Thursday 1-4 p.m.
Small Business Center Fee: $25.
Many businesses and organizations struggle with creating a marketing plan. Join Rubina Cohen, Founder and CEO of Firefly Innovation Group, and learn how to create and implement the various parts of a marketing plan that not only grows and sustains your business or organization, but one that gives back and builds our communities. Utilizing a brand new and easy method of marketing planning called the Firefly Method that focuses on the needs of the business and the needs of the community, participants will learn how they can market and grow their business or organization for long term sustainability by building a name for themselves in their communities and developing loyal customers or donors for many years to come.
Speaker: Rubina Cohen, Founder & CEO, Firefly Innovation Group, LLC

About the SBDC:

The UNM-LA Small Business Development Center offers no-charge business counseling and low-charge business workshops to any existing or aspiring small business in the community.

Counseling areas include:

  • Business Start-Up Issues
  • Business Plan
  • Customer Service Issues
  • Proposal Preparation
  • Accounting
  • Loan Package Assistance
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Human Resource Issues
  • Incorporation
  • Business Finance Records
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