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Improve Your Existing Business

Growing business, increasing revenue and retaining/creating jobs is a priority to the SBDC. The following programs are customized to inspire and provide continuous education for existing business owners:

Become a Better Business Owner
Most business owners start out with a single great idea and then find that there is much more to running a profitable business.  Our subject matter experts will provide in-depth information on the topics you care about most to help you make educated decisions to increase your profitability.  Workshops will allow you to ask specific questions about your business and work with our expert and your peers to find innovative solutions.

Choose from the options below for the solution that best fits your needs:

Profit Mastery
Overcome what is consistently the greatest knowledge gap for business owners: finance.  Measure, manage and succeed by clearly understanding and utilizing monthly financial statements, cash flow planning and profit projections.The cost of this workshop is $249.00

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Accounting with Computer Software

Quickbooks Level 1 

Learn the basics of this powerful financial management software program for small business.  Topics include:  plan and create a new company, work with opening balances and balance sheet reports, work with customer and vendor transactions, and bank with Quickbooks.  We recommend that you have basic computer skills.  Purchase text at RVC bookstore.  Bring a flash drive to class.  

Call Rock Valley College Community & Professional Education at (815) 921-3900 to register.

Quickbooks Level 2
Same text book is used for Level 1 and 2.  Topics for level 2 include:  inventory, payroll, job costing, time tracking, designating classes, reports, graphs and balance sheet accounts.  Bring a flash drive to class.  

Call Rock Valley College Community & Professional Education at (815) 921-3900 to register.

Individual Counseling

The SBDC brings together subject matter experts to provide you with solutions.  We would be happy to sit down with you for an individual counseling session to learn about your business and connect you with the right resources to get started.

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Existing businesses of any size will find a customized support network in our CTeam.  From our roster of  highly experienced and skilled professionals, CTeam participants will be brought together to work directly with you and/or your management team to successfully resolve your most difficult issues or develop your latest idea.  Contact the SBDC at 815-921-2081 to learn more or make an appointment.

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