Small Business Programs

Small Business Program Courses are geared toward small businesses and include offerings for businesses that are in all stages of the business life cycle.

Found the class you want to take? Great! Click on the register button below to sign up, or browse through this term's available courses to find more classes you may be interested in taking!


Browse the Spring/Summer 2018 Tabloid       Register for a Continuing Education Class

Continuing Education Marketplace  


Small Business

The Small Business classes in this section will be held at our Regional Entrepreneurship Center in the training room. The REC building is located on our IHCC North Campus which is north of Ottumwa at 15330 Truman Street.

Managing Your Finances
Building your personal financial value will be the focus of this seminar. Topics of discussion will include credit scores, retirement, student loans for education, investing, budgeting, tax management and the appropriate use of debt. We will discuss the use of software, internet sources and some of the views of the national known speakers on the topic. We will discuss how to create your own personal balance sheet and monitor the changes over time. This class is intended for both your personal side of finance as well as the business side.

Sept 18 - Sept 18
Tues, 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Rm: Training - $20.00
B. Ziegler

Using Excel for Your Business
Excel can easily automate your standard business transactions. We will cover the basic math and formatting skills. Business applications will include how to sort data, do budgets, financial analysis, charts and accepting data from QuickBooks. We will discuss logical if statements, loan payment functions, linking spreadsheets, date functions and basic statistics. We will look at several business spreadsheets to see how they work and do some applications based on the class needs.

Sept 20 - Sept 20
Thurs, 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Rm: Training - $35.00
B. Ziegler

Business QuickBooks
Do you need a quick start to using QuickBooks? This class will include hands-on experience with QuickBooks software. You will learn how to:

  • Set up a business
    Pay and enter expenses
    Deposits and invoices
    Complete the payroll set-up
    Understand the reports of income and balance sheet
    Handle exemptions of inventory, depreciation and loan payments
    Make corrections when things are wrong
    Prepare for income tax time

Several handouts will be provided. We can make QuickBooks fun!!!

Sept 13 - Sept 13
Thurs, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Rm: Training - $69.00
B. Ziegler

Nov 01 - Nov 01
Thurs, 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Jefferson County Service Ctr
B. Ziegler

Continuing Education Course Refund Policy:

In order to qualify for a refund, you must cancel your registration at least 3 business days prior to course start.  If you have not prepaid for the class, charges will be assessed to your account if you do not cancel within the required timeframe or if you do not show up for the class you will be charged.  Exceptions will be made only in extreme circumstances.  To cancel a registration, call us at 1-800-346-4413.