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Why learn bookkeeping from KLH?
Why learn/improve my computer
Why use KLH for computer training?
SAVE MONEY: It's less expensive for you or an employee to do the record keeping than it is to pay an Accountant or
Bookkeeping Service on an ongoing basis. An initial investment in
front saves money in the long run.
IT'S EASY: Once the mystery is removed, bookkeeping is much
simpler than most people imagine. With the advent of low-end
accounting software, such as Quickbooks & Peachtree, it's never been
cheaper or easier to start doing it yourself.
BE BETTER INFORMED:
By maintaining your own records, you have the flexibility to view financial data at any time, not just quarterly or annually
Accountant produces Financial Statements for you. You can
view profitability by product and/or service and use this
information to better manage your business.
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STEP 1: We start with your last tax return or a year-end Trial
Balance and set up your business in an accounting software package.
You'll see how to create a new company and how set up options can effect
every aspect of the computerized bookkeeping system.
STEP 2: Next, we enter all transactions past and present for the current
fiscal year, along with any desired historical data. Entering
this data can serve as training, otherwise we use actual company-specific transactions
to learn and practice every skill you'll need to continue independently.
STEP 3: Once the basics are mastered, you can
pick up more advanced bookkeeping skills
on an as-needed basis. Inventory Tracking, Journal
Entries, Accruals, and Departmentalized Profit and Loss Statements are just
a few of the advanced bookkeeping skills you can learn.
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have over 15 years of hands-on
bookkeeping experience, and have acted as Controller for several
companies. I can deal with all
aspects of bookkeeping up to and including financial statements.
Based on my experience with such a variety of industries, I'm probably already familiar with your industry.
PATIENCE: I've spent more than 8 years as a consultant and during that
time have trained score of people. I understand the
variables involved in personal learning curves and I'm happy to help my
clients write out clear and detailed instructions for later reference.
SUPPORT: I'm settled locally and will be available to continue
assisting you on an as-needed basis if new issues pop up along the way.
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PC AS A GIFT: Adult children buy their parents a computer to enable
cost free communication via e-mail and to share photos of the grandkids over the
Internet. Unfortunately, most of these well-intentioned kids fail to provide the instruction
the parents need in order to use the computer
KEEP UP WITH THE KIDS: Most children are learning how to use computers in school. Their parents may feel "left
behind" and want some training to bring them up to speed. Parents
need to understand how to monitor and control their children's Internet
travels to keep the youngsters safe while online.
ARTISTS & PHOTOGRAPHERS: Those with an artistic flair may enjoy
using a popular software package to create their own greeting cards,
calendars, or digital art. Images can be photographed with a digital camera
and uploaded into your computer or a scanner can be used to bring a
traditional photo or image into the computer.
TRACK INVESTMENTS: Stock enthusiasts can track their
investments using computer software packages such as Quicken. Quotes, prices,
performance and values can be downloaded at will from the Internet.
INSTANT GRATIFICATION: Online bill payment via your bank, for credit cards and
other expenses (utilities, loan payments, etc.), has become commonplace.
You can view your bank balance, your credit card
charges, or download an IRS form. Current events and virtually any
information you desire is at your fingertips via the Internet. You can even e-mail your
government representatives when political circumstances dictate.
EXPAND CUSTOMER BASE: The internet has opened the door to global business
for everyone. Use a form on your website to gather leads. Accept
orders 24 hours a day. Add your website address to all letterhead,
business cards, and brochures. Get good listings in all the search
engines so the customer can find your website first when they search for
what you sell.
E-TRADE: More and more large businesses are insisting their partners migrate
towards (electronic) e-business and away from traditional paper forms such
as purchase orders, order confirmations, and invoices. Online banking
and bill payment have become common place. Many vendors offer discounts for ordering
EFFICIENCY: Computers save time and
effort. Websites can contain extremely detailed product
information, saving the salespeople time and energy. A form letter can be written once, saved as a template, and reused
over and over again as needed.
Spreadsheets can calculate faster and more accurately than a pencil and
paper or a calculator. Databases can store customer and prospect lists, making
follow-ups and prospecting a
POWER: As society becomes more dependent on computers
for so many aspects of day-to-day life,
proficiency with computers offers you tools for success. At present, an office without a computer is archaic and one without
internet access is not a lot better off. No one says you have to jump
head first into the wonderful world of technology, but it's time to at least
get your feet wet!
MANUALS: Software manuals can be frustrating,
confusing, and time consuming. You know
there's a way to do what you want to do, but can't seem to find those
particular instructions in the book. After the basics of a
program are learned, the manual becomes an invaluable reference
FLEXIBILITY: Websites and communication via e-mail
are not limited by "regular business
hours". You can place or receive orders and send or read e-mails at any hour using
the Internet. Instead of plodding through a never-ending
telephone menu system, the information you need is at your fingertips
when you want it.
AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION: Most
individuals and small businesses can't afford a personal or internal MIS person
and they themselves don't
know how to perform any maintenance on their computer. Simple
preventative maintenance can save lots of time, trouble, and expense down
the road. Just as your car needs oil changes, your computer needs to
have some basic utilities
run regularly to keep it running
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CUSTOM TRAINING: Public classes can often provide a good foundation, but
they tend to be generic and don't cater to the individual's personal
learning curve nor to the specifics of the company's industry. I teach what you want to learn, not skills you have no
interest in. I teach you
at your pace, when it's convenient for you, at your home or office.
SPECIALIZATION: I don't troubleshoot Windows problems, nor do I repair hardware
mishaps. I train people in computer and software use. In
conjunction with my business background, focusing on one aspect of computers
is what enables me to
offer superior training catered toward you and/or your business.
ECONOMICS: It's cheaper to use my skills once,
twice, or intermittently than
it is to keep an MIS employee on staff. Consultants' rates vary, but
it's less expensive to have it done correctly the first time than it is to
pay less per hour and need more hours of training.
PRIVACY: Some people learn best in
an one-to-one or one-to-few scenario. Whether
you need to learn a business software package to advance your career or
you're too shy to ask questions in a group class, private training may be the
answer. I provide confidential training at your home/office or at my
office. I stress that the only stupid
question is the one not asked.
AGE DOESN'T MATTER: You're never too
old to learn to use a computer. I currently have a client in her early
90's who creates envelopes and acknowledgement cards for a local non-profit
organization. She works at home and uses Microsoft Word, a fairly
complex word processing program. We created special Word shortcut buttons and customized
her Windows desktop to help compensate for problems she has with her vision.
I work with young and old alike... and even give seniors a little discount.
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