Basic Management Education

Practical, small business seminars go hand-in-hand with the advising services offered by the SBDC. If you have questions about starting or operating a small business, our Basic Management Education hands-on workshops are an efficient means to learn what you need to know.

Basic Management Education Programs

Business Basics                                             

This series includes five individual topics: First Steps to Starting Your Business*, Planning Basics, Marketing Basics, Financial Basics and Website Basics. Each is covered in a single three-hour workshop offered on a variety of days and times. Choose the session that best fits your busy schedule.

UW-La Crosse campus
Upcoming dates
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*You can complete the First Steps to Starting Your Business class online if our classroom schedule is not convenient for you. Click here for details regarding the online class.



QuickBooks™ Series

Register for the sessions individually ($69 each) or all three sessions for $55 each. Fee includes materials, refreshments, and parking. Sessions run 8:30 a.m.-12 noon.

QuickBooks Essentials

In this program you will learn QuickBooksbasic features. Topics include:

• Entering transactions

• Producing invoices and checks

• Setting up vendors, customers, jobs and items

• Reconciling bank and credit card statements

• Producing financial statements

This program is best suited for people who want to start using QuickBooksor have recently started using QuickBooks™.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 ● Register online. ● UW-La Crosse Campus

QuickBooks™ Payroll

In this program you will learn how to utilize QuickBooksfor processing your payroll.

Topics include:

• Basic payroll concepts

• Setting up wage & PTO items

• Setting up employees

• Setting up payroll taxes and garnishments

• Setting up pre-tax deductions

• Processing payroll and liability payments

• Direct deposit options

• Quarterly and annual reporting

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 ● Register online. ● UW-La Crosse Campus


To get the most out of an accounting software package, you need to customize it for your business. In this half-day session you will learn to customize QuickBooks forms and reports to fit your unique business needs. You will also learn how to enter estimates and produce progress invoices and track time and materials. Topics include:

• Customizing financial statements, reports and invoices

• Estimates and progress invoicing

• Tracking time and materials

• Memorizing transactions

Thursday, May 29, 2014 ● Register online. ● UW-La Crosse Campus