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QuickBooks Series Scheduled

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 31, 2009) - Entrepreneurs are invited to participate in a two-session seminar that will introduce QuickBooks accounting software and assist entrepreneurs in properly setting up their company accounts.

The seminars are sponsored by the New York State Small Business Development Center at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce, and Abbott, Frenyea, Russell and Coffey, CPAs. Rick Leibowitz, regional director of the North Country SBDC, will present the seminars with assistance from the certified public accounting firm.

The first "Getting Started with QuickBooks" class will be held Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the second class will follow on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both will be held at the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce, 7061 Route 9, Plattsburgh.

In the Sept. 16 seminar, attendees will experience hands-on assistance from knowledgeable professionals in how to set up QuickBooks in order to meet the needs of their particular businesses. Each attendee will have the opportunity to develop their individual chart of accounts and also find out what information should be gathered for the second session.

Then on Thursday, Sept. 24, attendees will apply all they learned in the first session. They will also begin entering their business information into QuickBooks. Attendees will be assisted again by professionals knowledgeable in setting up company data properly and who will ensure that attendees are comfortable entering business transactions into QuickBooks.

Attendees at the Sept. 24 session are asked to bring their own laptop with the QuickBooks software program installed. The SBDC will have laptops on hand for attendees who do not have a laptop with the software. They are asked to bring a flash drive to save the company data, however.

The fee for this series is $70. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required. To register, contact the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber at 518-563-1000.

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About North Country and Canton Small Business Development Centers:
The North Country SBDC, part of the School of Business and Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh, works one-on-one in a confidential setting with emerging, existing, and expanding entrepreneurs. The staff has provided these services at no cost to clients in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren, and Northern Washington counties for more than 20 years. Visit the North Country SBDC online at http://www.plattsburgh.edu/offices/support/SBDC.

About Abbott, Frenyea, Russell & Coffey, CPAs:
As Clinton County's largest CPA firm, AFRC has the ability to provide a broad spectrum of accounting and management consulting services to a wide range of industries. The scope of services, resources, and specialization gives AFRC the ability to add value to your business while helping you achieve your goals.

About Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce:
The Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in northern New York serving Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties. SCORE offers free business advice and mentoring through a network of volunteer business professionals and is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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