Press release from Southwestern Community College:

In an effort to help small business owners and entrepreneurs, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will offer a number of seminars covering a variety of topics throughout October.

The first of these, an overview of small business taxes, will be held at both SCC’s Macon Campus (2-5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2) and Jackson Campus (5:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6).

Taught by Dean Kanipe, the class will cover requirements small business owners must meet when filing taxes as well as key dates and an overview of which records should be kept.

The following is a list of other upcoming seminars this month:
QuickBooks for Small Business (Part One): Instructor Candy Williams will help take the fear out of accounting and give you the tools for understanding the financial health of your small business. This seminar will be held from 6-9 p.m. on consecutive Tuesdays, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14, at SCC’s Jackson Campus.

Advanced QuickBooks for Small Business (Part Two): Williams will reveal advanced functions of QuickBooks such as bookkeeping basics, customer issues (invoicing and receivables) and more from 6-9 p.m. on Oct 21 and Oct. 28, also at SCC’s Jackson Campus.

Tonya Snider
Tonya Snider

Excel for Small Biz: Explaining how to get the most out of this software, which is vital for every entrepreneur, will be the focus of instructor Tonya Snider. This class will be held at both SCC’s Jackson Campus (2-5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9) and Macon Campus (5:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13).

Budgeting and Cash Flow: Snider will show participants the steps for developing cash flow projections, which are especially vital for start-up businesses and required to obtain any type of financing. Small business owners will also learn how to create a financial strategy by developing a budget, identifying financial goals and getting control of debt. This class meets from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, at the Jackson Campus and from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Macon Campus.

Networking and Communication: From 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, Snider will show entrepreneurs some skills for communicating better with employees, customers and others.

To register for any of these seminars, go to

For more information about this seminar or any of the other services offered through the Small Business Center at SCC, call 828-339-4211 or write

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