Calendar of Events

Small Business Orientation

When: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
Where: Cornerstone Alliance, 80 W. Main Street, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Cost: FREE

This free class introduces participants to the many programs and services that the Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance offers to entrepreneurs at every stage of their business.  The Small Business Orientation is a prerequisite for all other WBC at Cornerstone Alliance services and classes.

The following Topics will be discussed:
  • Business Readiness Assessment
  • Business Start-up Checklist
  • Business Plan Templates
  • How to Legitimize Your Business
  • Access to Capital Through SBA Microloans
  • Classes & Workshops
  • Partner Organizations
The Small Business Orientation class is held in Benton Harbor on the second Tuesday of each month from 9:30 AM - 11:30 PM and on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM.
 
Note that Small Business Orientation is a pre-requisite to all other WBC at Cornerstone Alliance resources.
 
As event seating is limited, we regret that walk-ins cannot be accommodated. 
 
Please register to reserve your seat.

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QuickBooks Desktop Payroll Workshop

When: Wednesday, December 4th; 9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Cornerstone Alliance, 80 West Main St, Benton Harbor, MI
Cost: $50.00

Get ready for 2020 to process payroll yourself! QuickBooks makes it easy when it is set up correctly. Get expert guidance to properly set up and use the payroll system and meet your filing requirements. In this workshop you will learn to:

*File necessary enrollments forms
*Gather proper employee paperwork
*Manage payment schedules
*Create paychecks
*Pay payroll taxes 
*File related tax forms
*Organize deadlines for payments & filings. 
*Manage common payroll issues including:
-Direct Deposit
-Commissions
-Garnishments
-Employee advances
-Expense reimbursements 

Class fee includes class material and instructor follow up session. 

Feel free to bring your own laptop to follow along if you desire.

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Our QuickBooks classes are hands-on instruction so you can practice as you learn. Since 1999 we have taught thousands of QuickBooks users how to make the most of this versatile software. 

**Attend our QuickBooks Essentials 1 and 2 classes or industry-specific workshops to learn to use additional QuickBooks features. www.QBteach.com**

This class is designed for users of any year QuickBooks Basic, Pro, Premier or Enterprise Solutions - including Accountant, Contractor, Manufacturing & Wholesale, Professional Services, Non-Profit or Retail editions.

Class locations and pricing are set to the host’s discretion and are subject to change. 

Class sizes are limited and fill quickly, so paid reservations are required.

If you have any questions please contact Dubelsa Mata-Garcia at (269)757-0225.

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QuickBooks Online 1

When: Wednesdays, 12/4 & 12/11; 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: Cornerstone Alliance, 80 West Main St, Benton Harbor, MI
Cost: $100.00

Finally! All the features of the Desktop version of QuickBooks without being tied to your desktop! 
No software or prior experience required. Bring your "Web Enabled" device to this workshop Laptops or tablets recommended due to screen size and setup necessary is not available in the apps. (But smartphones with apps are a welcome addition). Participants will be coached in the selection of the best QuickBooks Online version for their business needs. This workshop covers setup and the basics you need for using QuickBooks Online on a daily basis. 
Topics include: Getting Started & Setting up, All the Accounting You Need to Know, Navigating QuickBooks Online, Recording Transactions, Reporting Tools, and Expanding Usability. 
Facilitator for the class is Anna Burke. After retiring from 15 years of CPA duties, Anna Burke has taught hundreds of QuickBooks students across the country since 1999. As a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, accountant, and member of Intuit's Trainer Writer Network, she brings sound advice and the latest tools to each class she instructs.

This is a two part class.  Session 1 is on 12/4/2019 and Session 2 continues on 12/11/2019.

If you have any questions please contact Dubelsa Mata-Garcia at (269)757-0225.

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How to Prep W2s & 1099s in QuickBooks Online - South Haven

When: Wednesday, January 8th; 9:00am - 12:00pm
Where: South Haven Water Filtration, 60 Water St, South Haven, MI 49090, USA
Cost: $50.00

Get the latest updates on forms and changes to your software for 2019 tax reporting due January 31, 2020. Join this workshop for tips to check your work and be confident before you file with government agencies. You will learn how to:
*Verify Payroll Totals
*Review & Correct Employee Information
*Prep your printers
*Process and deliver W2 forms & copies
*Submit to State & Federal government
*Verify vendor data for reporting
*Process and deliver 1099-MISC forms & copies
*Options to submit 1099 reporting to agencies
This class is designed for users of any QuickBooks Online Versions.
Feel free to bring your own laptop or device to follow along if you desire.
We encourage students to have taken the QuickBooks  Online Basics workshop or have equivalent experience before taking intermediate topics.
Class schedule, locations, and pricing are set to the host’s discretion and are subject to change. Registered participants are notified of changes.
Class sizes are limited and fill quickly, so paid reservations are required.

If you have any questions please contact Dubelsa at (269)757-0225.

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Wrapping up the year in QuickBooks Online - South Haven

When: Wednesday, January 8th; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: South Haven Water Filtration, 60 Water St, South Haven, MI 49090, USA
Cost: $50.00

Get the latest updates on forms and changes to your software for 2019 tax reporting due January 31, 2020. Join this workshop for tips to check your work and be confident before you file with government agencies. You will learn how to:
*Verify Payroll Totals
*Review & Correct Employee Information
*Prep your printers
*Process and deliver W2 forms & copies
*Submit to State & Federal government
*Verify vendor data for reporting
*Process and deliver 1099-MISC forms & copies
*Options to submit 1099 reporting to agencies
This class is designed for users of any QuickBooks Online Versions.
Feel free to bring your own laptop or device to follow along if you desire.
We encourage students to have taken the QuickBooks  Online Basics workshop or have equivalent experience before taking intermediate topics.
Class schedule, locations, and pricing are set to the host’s discretion and are subject to change. Registered participants are notified of changes.
Class sizes are limited and fill quickly, so paid reservations are required.

If you have any questions please contact Dubelsa at (269)757-0225.

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How to Prep W2s & 1099s in QuickBooks Online - Benton Harbor

When: Thursday, January 9th; 9:00am - 12:00pm
Where: Cornerstone Alliance, 80 West Main St, Benton Harbor, MI
Cost: $50.00

Get the latest updates on forms and changes to your software for 2019 tax reporting due January 31, 2020. Join this workshop for tips to check your work and be confident before you file with government agencies. You will learn how to:
*Verify Payroll Totals
*Review & Correct Employee Information
*Prep your printers
*Process and deliver W2 forms & copies
*Submit to State & Federal government
*Verify vendor data for reporting
*Process and deliver 1099-MISC forms & copies
*Options to submit 1099 reporting to agencies
This class is designed for users of any QuickBooks Online Versions.
Feel free to bring your own laptop or device to follow along if you desire.
We encourage students to have taken the QuickBooks  Online Basics workshop or have equivalent experience before taking intermediate topics.
Class schedule, locations, and pricing are set to the host’s discretion and are subject to change. Registered participants are notified of changes.
Class sizes are limited and fill quickly, so paid reservations are required.

If you have any questions please contact Dubelsa at (269)757-0225.

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Wrapping up the year in QuickBooks Online - Benton Harbor

When: Thursday, January 9th; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Cornerstone Alliance, 80 West Main St, Benton Harbor, MI
Cost: $50.00

Whether learning to find your own mistakes or checking up for year-end, this class expands on the basics to give you insight into your numbers. You will learn how to:
*Analyze & customize Reports
*Detect errors you have made
*Fix the most common errors
*Verify balances
*Close your books
*Methods to share data with your accountant
*Make Journal Entries & other required adjustments
*Properly secure & archive your data
This class is designed for users of any QuickBooks Online Versions.
Feel free to bring your own laptop or device to follow along if you desire.
We encourage students to have taken the QuickBooks  Online Basics workshop or have equivalent experience before taking intermediate topics.

Class schedule, locations, and pricing are set to the host’s discretion and are subject to change. Registered participants are notified of changes.
Class sizes are limited and fill quickly, so paid reservations are required.

If you have any questions please contact Dubelsa at (269)757-0225.

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