ANOTHER MINUTE: TSBDC offers quick class for QuickBooks

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Tennessee Small Business Development Center in Murfreesboro will be holding a QuickBooks workshop for those interested in using the program as a business management tool.

Attendees will gain hands-on experience of how QuickBooks can help business owners’ setup customers and vendors, track sales and expenses, and manage payroll.

QuickBooks small business accounting software is made by Intuit, the top maker of personal finance and small business software for more than 25 years. QuickBooks can help business owners manage their business flow better.

QuickBooks (QB1) basic training course will train the attendee how to properly setup and run QuickBooks to fit the needs of their business. Topics include:

• Accounting basics (define and understand terms such as debits, credits, assets, liabilities, equity, income statement, balance sheet, statement of cash flow)

• Set up of a sample business on QuickBooks (develop chart of accounts, bank account, etc.)

• Recording sales and receiving payments

• Entering and paying vendor bills

Working with bank accounts (write checks, record deposits, reconcile)

The basic training course will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 1, at TSBDC inside Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce on Medical Center Parkway.

To register for this course, visit or call 615-635-9300.

Kelli Beam achieves IOM Certification
Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Director of Membership Kelli Beam has graduated from the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and has received the recognition of IOM.

The IOM graduate recognition signifies Beam’s completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. The curriculum consists of four week long sessions with a combination of required courses and electives encouraging participants to improve their own organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations.

“Institute is a rigorous program designed to enhance the leadership, service and organizational skills of nonprofit leaders,” Rutherford County Chamber President Paul Latture said. “We are proud to have Kelli on our team and congratulate her on this great accomplishment.”

Beam joined the Chamber in 2007, previously working as a communications specialist for Gaylord Opryland Hotel and marketing specialist for commercial real estate firm Colliers Turley Martin Tucker.

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State No. 1 for automotive manufacturing
Business Facilities, a national economic development publication, has issued its annual 2012 State Rankings Report, and Tennessee has been named the No. 1 state in the nation for Automotive Manufacturing Strength for an unprecedented third consecutive year.

Tennessee earned an additional seven Top 10 honors for economic growth potential, job growth, business and education climate, transportation infrastructure, data center hubs and Race to the Top.

“Our strategic focus on the automotive sector has yielded a substantial return for Tennessee and created a magnet for growth, as Tennessee’s many strategic advantages make our state the most compelling location for business expansions and relocations in the U.S.,” said Bill Hagerty, commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

Last month, Magneti Marelli announced that the company will expand its Pulaski, Tenn. outfit, a $53.7 million investment that will create 800 new jobs. The company is a top global automotive systems and components supplier, and a new automotive lighting operation will be housed inside the company’s existing Pulaski facility.

The additional seven Top 10 honors in the 2012 Rankings Report include: third for Race to the Top, fourth for Emerging Data Center Hubs, fifth for Best Transportation Infrastructure, eighth for Economic Growth Potential, eighth for Best Business Climate, ninth for Job Growth Leaders and tenth for Best Education Climate.
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