​​SBDC Offers Free Courses for Businesses Impacted by Pandemic

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By Hazel Scott/ASU

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Alabama State University is sponsoring its free Small Business Recovery Virtual Course: Fiscal Year-End Closing Checklist – Module 5 of 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CST) on Dec.10 on Zoom.

The 8-module interactive course is designed to help small business owners understand the importance of business financial strategy planning relating to ongoing financial risk management and the impact of COVID-19. 

During module 5, participants will gain information on fiscal year-end closing accounting checklist. 

“We will review the budget to make sure owners are still maintaining their budgets, are utilizing the new accounting system that was implemented in the previous months and starting the preparation of year-end closing activities,” said SBDC Director Andrea Rogers Mosley. “We will review how records are being kept and guide owners on how to close financial activities out for the year.  We also will discuss due dates of end-of-the-year filing.”

The live online meeting consists of three courses: Tax Planning and Financial Management, Cyber Security Awareness and Recovery and Disaster Planning. The courses are designed to provide essential training and advising to small businesses that have been adversely impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration for each course and training module will require individual signups.

 Participants are encouraged to complete the entire series for full benefits of the course. 

​The remaining sessions will be held every second Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Please sign up in advance for upcoming sessions below:

Although the event is free, preregistration is required. To meet the 12 a.m. (CST) deadline on Dec. 10, visit https://asbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/signup/8639 and click the green “sign up” link. Instructions for signing in to the session will be forwarded to participants in a separate email 30 minutes before the event to join the ZOOM meeting.  Once signed in to ZOOM, you will be placed in a virtual waiting room and admitted individually.

Participants also can sign up, at no cost, for a one-on-one business advisement with the instructor for an individual assessment and assistance with developing their individual financial strategy plan. The course is led by Trevor Small of Simplified Management Products, LLC.

For more information, contact the SBDC at 334-604-5723.