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BOOKKEEPING:
Why learn bookkeeping?
How do I learn bookkeeping?
Why learn bookkeeping from KLH?

COMPUTER/INTERNET/E-MAIL USE:
Why learn/improve my computer skills?

Why use KLH for computer training?

 


    Why learn bookkeeping?

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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 training up front saves money in the long run.

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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.

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BE BETTER INFORMED: By maintaining your own records, you have the flexibility to view financial data at any time, not just quarterly or annually when the 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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How do I learn bookkeeping?

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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.

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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.  

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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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Why learn bookkeeping from KLH Services, Inc.?

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EXPERIENCE: I 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.

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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.

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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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Why learn/improve my computer skills?

Reasons for: Individuals  Businesses  Both

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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 competently.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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 online. 

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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 breeze. 

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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!

 

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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 tool.  

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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.

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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 smoothly.

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Why use KLH Services, Inc for computer training?

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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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