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TechBoost: Accounting in the Cloud for Small Businesses [LaSalle]

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Essex County Library - LaSalle Branch

5950 Malden Road

Windsor, ON N9H 1S4

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Accounting in the Cloud for Small Businesses

Generously funded by a Libro Credit Union Prosperity Grant, The TechBoost Program supports the growth and development of small businesses in Windsor-Essex by providing affordable training in information technology tools and products for business. TechBoost is an initiative of Hackforge, supported by the WindsorEssex Small Business Centre.

Skill Level: Beginner

Audience: Owners or employees of small businesses who want a more flexible accounting solution.

Pain Points:
Are you thinking of investing in an efficient accounting tool that let you spend more time on growing your business?
Are you tired of having your accounting system chained to one computer?
Are you working with a shoebox of receipts or a painful accounting system with out of date data or software?

Why Take this Workshop? Cloud-based financial software allows you to access your system anywhere and on any device with an easy-to-use interface. The new tools offered by some of these solutions can automate tasks and save you time and money. Many cloud-based accounting apps have tons of useful integrations.

Goal: By the end of this workshop, participants will understand what online accounting software options are available, what the costs and what benefits implementation can have on your business. Participants will leave with a framework to to use to assess which solutions is right for them. Participants will also be ready to take ScaleUP Financial, a program that equips entrepreneurs with the resources to tackle their small business bookkeeping offered through the Small Business Centre.

We’ll cover:

  • The pros and cons of various cloud-based accounting software solutions like Xero, Quickbooks
    Sage One, Freshbooks, Wave, Square (POS), Plooto, Hubdoc, Receipt Bank and Wagepoint

  • A general discussion of POS vs. Merchant

  • Terminals (AKA Debit/Credit Terminals)

Materials: If you would like to follow along using a laptop computer during this workshop, please feel free to do so. A computer is not required, however.

Instructor: Hawkins & Co. Accounting

Hawkins & Co. is a locally owned and managed accounting firm, helping business owners grow their wealth, and still sleep at night. Hawkins & Co. is not part of any big firm. We are a made-in Windsor-Essex firm, and made up of accountants and business advisors who are an active part of the very community you operate in.

About TechBoost

The TechBoost Program supports the growth and development of small businesses in Windsor-Essex by providing affordable training in information technology tools and products for business.

We understand that running a small business is a 24/7 type of job, so spending time trying to choose the right technology solution or learning how to use a new kind of software for your company can be daunting. We want to help.

We’re offering a series of 10 different workshops, offered multiple times and in multiple regions in Windsor-Essex over the course of 2018 that touch on various topics related to implementing technology into your small business. This includes tools for marketing, organization, finance, sales and productivity.

About Hackforge

Hackforge is technology enthusiasts growing the tech capabilities of our region by creating connections and learning together. Located in the heart of downtown Windsor, Hackforge serves as a community-drive workshop space, coworking area, and event location. Our events vary from hands-on workshops to professional networking to technical talks. In the community, we advocate for technology in education, professional development, and policy making.

About Small Business Centre

Since starting up in 1992, the Small Business Centre (SBC) has provided thousands of entrepreneurs with the training and support necessary to start and grow successful businesses. SBC is a one-stop source – providing guidance and professional advice from concept, through start-up and early growth stages of business.

SBC operates as a department of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth. Belonging to a network of offices that serve Ontario's small business community, SBC is your local source for small business support services. SBC offers two locations in Windsor and a satellite office in Essex.

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