SBDC September Training Classes

SBDC September Training Calendar

Business Training for Every Stage of Your Business

Discover how this user-friendly software program can make small business record keeping fast and easy. Alternating lecture and hands-on computer exercises will provide an overview of the many features of QuickBooks. Find out how its applications can streamline business processes. Learn how to create a new company and to work with customer transactions, vendor transactions, and bank accounts, as well as generating basic financial reports and customizing invoices.

Friday Sep 9, 8:30AM-2:30PM SBC-6370-139272 tuition: $13/fees: $112 Prince Frederick CSM

Designed to enhance and enrich the knowledge of current QuickBooks users. Topics include working with inventory, creating estimates, using “classes,” job costing, time tracking, and creating budgets. This hands-on interactive course offers the opportunity to present specific questions and scenarios in order to address your individual QuickBooks needs, as well as the opportunity to interact with peers encountering similar situations.

Friday Sep 16, 9AM-3PM SBC-7320-139275 tuition: $13/fees: $112 Prince Frederick CSM

Determine the precise insurance needs for your business! Topics of discussion will include Business Property, Business Liability, Professional Liability, Cyber Liability and Data Breach, Workers’ Compensation, Business Owners Policy, Bonds and many other areas of interest to business owners. This is an excellent session for getting many of your insurance questions answered and eliminating any insurance woes.

Friday Sep 9 10:00AM-12:30PM SBC-6620-137817 tuition: $13 / fees: $70  LaPlata CSM Campus

Learn to determine and then grade your business risk in order to make a decision on whether the risk is an acceptable or unavoidable risk for your company. You will also learn how to avoid or mitigate risk by performing a risk analysis. Risk analysis can help you with safety and financial concerns and is the beginning of putting together contingency plans for those risks deemed unavoidable for the company.

Friday Sep 9 1:30-3:30PM SBC-6600-137819  tuition: $13 / fees: $42 La Plata CSM Campus
Start Right for Success!
If you are thinking about starting a business, attend this course for a summary of the business information you need right now. Evaluate your business concept and determine the market potential of your products/services. Gain an understanding of your potential customers. Identify the best type of business organization. Determine your record keeping needs and learn how to create a financial plan. Begin working on the concepts for a business plan. Prepare yourself to effectively use the SBDCs confidential one-on-one counseling to your best advantage.Thursday Sep 15 5:00-7:00PM SBC-5000-137821 tuition: $13 / fees: $42 La Plata CSM Campus
Wednesday Sep 28 9:00-11:00AM SBC-5000-138284 tuition: $13 / fees: $42 Prince Frederick CSM

This program is essential both for the start-up business owner and for the entrepreneur who is preparing to expand a successful business. Seminar leaders will discuss strategic planning, marketing, administration, personnel, finance, and accounting. You will learn to develop an effective business plan to manage your business; to create a marketing action plan that will help you to achieve your sales goals; to prepare financial projections; and to use financial information to make better and more informed decisions. The business plan is the single most important factor in a lender’s decision-making process. Make sure your business plan will generate the financing you need and provide the strategies to ensure you will be successful.

Tuesday 5-7:30PM Sep 20 & 27 SBC-6260-137824 tuition: $13 / fees: $70 La Plata CSM Campus

Examine the legal challenges each business faces and develop the basis for making informed business decisions to ensure compliance. Consider the various forms of business organization and determine which one is best for your business. Know your rights and liabilities under the law and how to limit risk. Make sure business records meet IRS, state, and other requirements. Understand basic financial statements, profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and other accounting documents and terminology. Develop a tax reduction strategy to support profit development. Know the payment schedules for payroll and sales tax and other applicable business taxes. An attorney will cover the legal issues and answer specific questions. A CPA will present the tax and accounting information and answer specific questions.

Tuesday 5-7:30PM Sep 21 & 28 SBC-6500-137826 tuition: $13/fees: $67 Leonardtown CSM Campus

Financing Your Small Business
Whether you are starting a new business or expanding a successful existing business, it is essential to know the financial sources that are available to you. Evaluate sources of business financing to determine which would best serve your needs. Prepare for the process of securing business financing; identify the lenders considerations in granting credit. Discuss federal, state and local loan/loan guarantee programs. Prepare yourself to work with an SBDC counselor to finalize your business plan and loan application.Thursday Sep 29 5:00-7:00PM SBC-5020-137829 tuition: $13 / fees: $42 La Plata CSM CampusTo review a list of upcoming classroom instruction, go to