Attention New or Established Businesses


February 13, 2012

Two condensed QuickBooks accounting workshops will be held this spring by Lyndon State College’s Center for Rural Entrepreneurship. The two course series offers start-up businesses and established business owners alike hands-on training in setting up and maintaining business accounting using this popular software solution. The essential QuickBooks accounting skills needed to succeed in business will be covered.


QuickBooks I workshops are scheduled for February 21 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Vermont Food Venture Center in Hardwick. This course is designed for those with no QuickBooks experience. It will cover setting up work with customers and vendors as well as establishing accounts and items.


QuickBooks II workshops will be held May 15 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon to build upon the fundamentals covered in the first class. This more advanced session will cover billing, tracking inventory, building assemblies for finished product, and formulating financial statements.


It is not necessary to participate in the first class in order to take part in the second class as long as you are familiar with the material covered.


The training will be offered by Lyndon State College Business Accounting Professor John Castaldo. John has over 20 years experience teaching accounting and is a certified QuickBooks Advisor. He will guide participants through this interactive workshop, providing practice problems and personal attention for questions. Workshop participants will leave with handouts on the wide range of material covered.


Participants are required to own a copy of QuickBooks 2012 Accountant’s Edition or Manufacturer’s version and will need to bring a laptop computer to class. Classes are tentatively scheduled to take place at the Vermont Food Venture Center, 140 Junction Road, Hardwick, Vt. The cost for each session is $115. Class size is limited to 10 participants to ensure an atmosphere conducive to learning and retention. Enrollment closes on February 19 for QuickBooks I and May 10 for QuickBooks II. Extensive handouts will be provided and are included in the workshop fees.


To enroll, visit the VtSBDC workshop web page at For questions regarding QuickBooks versions, contact Ann Nygard at Lyndon State College’s Center for Rural Entrepreneurship at (802) 626-4867 or For questions regarding the class facility, contact Heidi Krantz at (802) 472-5362 ext. 3 or

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