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Blinn SBDC offers basic QuickBooks course

All-day workshop teaches small business owners to get the most from their accounting software

July 11, 2016

The Blinn College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting a basic QuickBooks course Friday, Aug. 19, to teach small business owners to get the most out of their accounting software.

The course will take place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Topics include setting up your records, invoices, deposits and checks, accounts payable and receivable, bank and credit card account reconciliation and running reports.

The workshop will be held at the A.W. Hodde, Jr. Technical Education Center located at 2910 S. Blue Bell Road. Registration is $100 per person and is available at Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

The class will be taught by Julie Gilmer, CPA and certified QuickBooks advisor.

Registration remains open for the SBDC’s taxpayer business seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 3. The two-hour seminar will be held at 1 p.m. at the Brenham campus Student Center located at 1007 Walter Schwartz Way (map). Michael Stegint, an enforcement officer at the Texas Comptroller’s office in Houston, will explain the proper record-keeping and filing requirements for business owners who must collect and file state sales tax. Seats for this event also can be reserved at

The SBDC at Blinn College is a business consulting and training center that is part of the Texas Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center Network, which serves 32 counties in Southeast Texas. The center provides free one-on-one consulting and low-cost training seminars.

Last year, the three-person Blinn SBDC staff helped 270 clients start 12 new businesses, create 74 new jobs and obtain over $1.4 million in business loans.

Across the country, SBDCs advise clients and guide them through the start and growth of their business, assisting in business plan development, accessing capital and identifying market opportunities. There are nearly 1,000 SBDC locations in the United States that combine to serve more than one million small businesses each year.

To discover how the Blinn SBDC can help your small business, call 979-830-4137 or visit