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Small Business Essentials

  • SCC is pleased to present classes designed to assist current and prospective small business owners and managers to enhance their businesses’ success. We offer classes based on recommendations from the area business community, SCC Focus Suites and the local SCORE Chapter.

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  • This course is taught by a CPA and is intended for business owners, managers and others looking to gain a basic understanding of the accounting used in small business or organizations. We will explore the various types of business entities, basic business registration and compliance requirements, general bookkeeping and accounting concepts, components of financial statements and how to read these, budgeting and basic income tax accounting.

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    Focus Coaching is a customizable coaching experience designed to empower entrepreneurs in their business journey. Participants will be introduced to versatile tools for informed decision making and receive personalized feedback from our experienced coaching team.

    Examples of tool/topics:

    • Business Model Canvas (to start a business, provide the foundation for a business plan, or to make decisions in an existing business)
    • Jobs, Pains, and Gains approach to target market
    • Systems creations and tools
    • Marketing strategies

    Coaching sessions are scheduled at times convenient for the participant and coach and will be held via Zoom.

    Please contact Brooke Lenhoff at blenhoff@southeast.edu for registration information and to schedule your coaching sessions.

    Successful grant writing takes skill, practice and a little luck! Learn the fundamentals of grant writing, including terminology, funding sources, reading grant proposals, and the basics of preparing a grant proposal.

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    Side hustle is a new term for a part-time job. Learn potential “side hustles” and how to turn your idea into one.

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    We’ll spend the hour discussing ways to effectively promote your “side hustle” on social media.

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    Square, Clover, Venmo, PayPal . . . find out which payment system best suits your “side hustle” and how to set them up to work for you.

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    Taking your “side hustle” to a craft/vendor fair? Discover ways to get the most from your display.

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    Join us Thursday mornings for relaxed networking and free coffee! Each week we feature a speaker who shares real stories about their business experiences and entrepreneurial journey. These stories include why an entrepreneur got started in their business, what they have learned along the way (the good, the bad and sometimes the ugly) and what keeps them perked up and passionate about what they do!

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    Is your nonprofit ready to pursue grant funding? Learn about types of grants, typical financial requirements to apply and the time investment to submit grants. This class will include an overview of Nebraska’s unique grant-making landscape.

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    Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows and internet browser experience

    Learn about the features of QuickBooks online and how these can be used to manage the accounting for your small business or organization. Learn how to navigate the application, set up a company file, setup and invoice customers, manage vendors and pay bills, work with banking and credit card transactions, and utilize reports from the system. This course does not configure or customize the software for your business or organization.

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    Learn why Zoom is being used by millions to hold one-to-one meetings or group conversations! Zoom provides a fun, easy way to connect with family, friends or colleagues with the click of a button. You can see and hear them. Learn how to set up a free account, join a meeting, host a meeting, share your screen, and record meetings. Learn the difference between free or paid plans. Ready, set, Zoom!

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    Questions: 402-437-2700

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