Did you start your small business because you love bookkeeping and accounting? No? You’re not alone! Most entrepreneurs are passionate about the products and services they provide, and the clients they serve. But how can you get into business, and more importantly, stay in business, if you don’t know how your business is doing financially? It simply makes sense to learn how to gather, organize, store, and review the crucial financial data around your business that will allow you to make solid management decisions. The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Bradley University is offering a 4-part educational series on financial accounting concepts and their applications in small business, at no cost to registrants. This webinar series is designed to help build a foundation of accounting knowledge and practices the small business owner can use to improve cash flow, improve profitability, and build net worth over time. The series will consist of instruction in multiple segments: Business Accounting 101: Basic Concepts Business Accounting 201: Concepts into Action Application of Concepts using QuickBooks-Basics Application of Concepts using QuickBooks-Advanced 10 participants attending all 4 events will be drawn from a pool to receive 30 minutes of discounted time with our speaker, Grant Seshul, CPA. In addition, Grant can provide online Quickbooks at a discounted price to anyone interested. QuickBooks: The Basics QuickBooks is one of the most common computer accounting software packages used by small-to medium-sized businesses to manage invoicing and sales, tracking expenses, payroll, and inventory. Reporting is one of QuickBooks best kept secrets (profit/loss and balance sheet). Discover QuickBooks’ hidden power. Most business owners only touch the surface of Quickbooks’ full capacities. Existing businesses using Quickbooks will learn how to use it more effectively. QuickBooks requires having some previous knowledge of computers. This session will help you apply that knowledge more efficiently. You will learn: Considerations for setting up Quickbooks Chart of accounts Products and services Adding customers Adding vendors Sales tax set up Customization for your business No cost to attend. Our Speaker: Grant Seshul is owner of APEX US Financial which was founded in 2019. The firm provides a variety of consulting services and traditional CPA compliance with a non-traditional approach. We are passionate about partnering with business owners and personnel to be a trusted advisor - bringing a growth mindset, knowledge of best practices, and new ways to approach tough problems. Grant Seshul has a 25-year career supporting organizational growth and competitiveness. Before starting APEX, Grant was a CFO of an international manufacturing and service company. Prior experience includes working in a variety of leadership roles for Caterpillar, Cat Financial, and KPMG.