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Durham Tech Small Business Center Courses

Presented within a classroom environment, these hands-on courses offer a wide range of specific small business topics, along with the opportunity to apply this new information immediately. Courses are held at Durham Tech’s Small Business Center, located in the SOUTHBank Building in Durham or at the Orange County Campus in Hillsborough.

Important Note: Preregistration is required for all courses and must be completed by the Thursday of the week prior to the start of each course. If preregistration enrollment is low, classes may be canceled.

Learn how one of these courses can help you in starting your own business by reading Rimas Vilgalys's story in the News and Observer.

Fund Development for Social Entrepreneur

Students are led by an instructor through the fund development planning process. The process is designed to help students think or rethink how to create their organizationsí fund development plan; understand what should be included in the plan; learn the essential steps in creating the plan; discern the major challenges to the process; and improve their ability to diversify and increase organizational funding sources. By following this courseís process, each student will leave with a fund development plan that can sustain organizational missions, goals, and programs. Taught by Rick Leggett, Excellence By Choice Inc. 12 hours. $89

41102 T 6/3–6/24 6– 9 p.m. SBB 310

QuickBooks Note: Students should bring a USB flash memory card to save their work from computer classes. Before taking software courses, you should have a good understanding of your computerís operating system and basic computer skills. Students may bring their own computer if they have QuickBooks Pro software installed.

Introduction to QuickBooks Pro

Learn the fastest, easiest way to manage your business! This course introduces small business owners to one of the most popular small business accounting applications that tracks general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and checking accounts, and provides easy-to-use reporting features. (Because this course is selfsupporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) Taught by Gregg Lasseter, Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. 12 hours. $89 12 hours. $89

41103 M 6/9–6/30 6– 9 p.m. OCC 204
41104 M 8/4–8/25 6– 9 p.m. SBB 310