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Cost: Free


Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 6:00-9:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 6:00-9:00 PM EDT
Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 6:00-9:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 6:00-9:00 PM EDT



Husson University 
Richard Dyke Family Center for Business
1 College Circle
Bangor, ME 04401

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Kelsey Munksgaard 
SCORE Bangor 
(207) 772-1147 

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QuickBooks Basics for Small Businesses 


Important Notes: This workshop focuses on the Desktop version of QuickBooks. To get the most out of this workshop, please bring your laptop and QuickBooks Desktop 2010 or later. 

QuickBooks is recognized as the #1 accounting solution for small businesses to help with your invoicing, tracking sales and expenses, and handling your bookkeeping requirements for tax preparation.  QuickBooks will let you sync your data across your computer, tablet and smart phone mobile devices when you need it. 

This four-night workshop will help you better understand how to use and activate the key features found in QuickBooks so you can process payments faster, record sales and expense transactions, and keep your accounting records up-to-date and accurate.  If you are a first time user or just need hands-on help with your questions, this is the workshop for you!  

Who Should Attend?

  • Any business owner wanting to implement a sound accounting tool for their business
  • Any business bookkeeper needing efficient software that tracks expenses all in one place
  • Anyone seeking to better understand the features and capabilities of QuickBooks


Four Sessions:  6:00 to 9:00pm;

Monday, September 9th 

Wednesday, September 11th

Monday, September 16th and

Wednesday, September 18th

Objectives- Part I. Introduction (Sept. 9th)

  •   Basic principles of accounting
  •   Accounting behind the scenes in QuickBooks
  •   An overview of QuickBooks data files and types
  •   Opening Portable Files
  •   How to restore backup files
  •   Entering transactions in QuickBooks
  •   QuickBooks user interface features
  •   About QuickBooks help and support


Objectives- Part II. Sales Process (Sept. 11th)

  •   Track company sales
  •   Set up customer records in the Customer Center
  •   Track income and expenses by Job
  •   Record sales receipts
  •   Use the Undeposited Funds account to track your cash receipts
  •   Record invoices and payments from customers
  •   Record bank deposits of cash, check, and credit card receipts


Objectives- Part III. Expenses (Sept. 16th)

  •   Set up vendors in the vendor list
  •   Understand how to use classes in QuickBooks
  •   Use QuickBooks for job costing
  •   Enter expense transactions in several different ways
  •   Manage accounts payable transactions


Objectives- Part IV. Reports (Sept 18th)

  •   Describe several types of QuickBooks reports
  •   Create several different accounting reports
  •   Create several different business management reports
  •   Create graphs
  •   Customize the look of reports and filter the data on reports
  •   Memorize and group reports
  •   Process and print multiple reports in batches
  •   Use the Search command to find transactions
  •   Use QuickZoom to see the “numbers behind the numbers” on reports
  •   Export reports to spreadsheets for further analysis


Your Presenter

Michael Fortin from Augusta, graduated from Thomas College in Waterville with a BA in Business Education, has worked as an accountant for both government and the private sector for more than 25 years, has been an adult education teacher for 22 years with 10 years devoted to teaching QuickBooks as an Intuit QuickBooks instructor.  He is also a Maine small business owner for 26 years with “Power Mixers”, a Maine DJ serving events throughout northern New England.


This is a jointly organized event by the members of the Business Resource Partners for Greater Bangor (BRPGB), including Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC), Four Directions Development Corporation, MaineStream Finance, New Ventures Maine, SBDC Maine, and SCORE-Bangor.  To find out more about BRPGB, visit our website a