FREE BUDGET ASSISTANCE Courtesy of RCEDA and the accountancy firm of JCCS
RCEDA has created the linked cash flow budget and instructions for those that want to be able to forecast their cash balances by the month for a year. Businesses need to know if their cash reserves will be adequate, especially given seasonal changes in income and expenses. It is also essential to plan for large purchases and when taking on debt to finance expansion.
Those business that complete the Excel cash flow spread sheet, according to the provided instructions, can then schedule a free 1 hour meeting with an accountant More >
November 10th 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bitterroot River Inn Please feel free to join us for any portion of the event or all of the celebration!
Thanks to our generous sponsors there is no cost to attend the event.
EVENT SPONSORS: JCCS (Junkermier, Clark, Campanella, Stevens), Farmers State Bank, B.E. Forest Products, Bitterroot Tool & Machine, First Security Bank, Thrivent Financial, First Interstate Bank, Trail West Bank, AV8-ORR
We are gathered to celebrate the partnerships and collaborations that give our businesses a leg up and to show appreciation for the good jobs provided by the businesses in our community.
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This class will show you how to use the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority (RCEDA) Financial Workbook to create three year projected Cash Flow, Income and Balance Sheet statements. It includes a “Sources and Uses” sheet and an Amortization Table that can calculate loan interest and principle payments. This tool can help you to create budgets and analyze the financial advisability of expansion, taking on a business loan or purchasing equipment. A financial plan is an invaluable tool in business management and essential for obtaining business credit and attracting investors.
Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Excel
Instructors: Stephanie Mapelli, MBA & John Schneeberger, RCEDA
Class date: Thursdays, More >
Learn to navigate within Excel, enter information, and organize and manipulate data. We will cover the use of charts, graphs, formulas, fonts, borders, and other basic Excel functions.
Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge
Instructor: Anthony Becker, Bitterroot College Business Technology Faculty
Class date: Mondays & Wednesdays, October 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 & November 2, 2016 (the course is 6, 2 hour class meetings) (more…)
Geared for food service managers to understand the latest FDA Food Code and food safety practices and to help your establishment create a culture of food safety. Participants will learn food borne pathogens, flow of food safety from purchasing to service, creating management systems and more. Course fee includes ServSafe Manager certification exam fee.
Class dates & Times: 9:30am – 5:00pm Tuesday, November 15, 2016 and at 9:30am – 12:00 noon Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (Two-day class) (more…)
Learn to set marketing goals, identify the target audience, and determine who benefits from paid ads. This workshop demonstrates that the Facebook user base is an opportunity for any business, that Facebook paid ads can help businesses meet specific marketing needs and that Facebook paid ads “hyper target” the right audience.
Class dates: Tuesday, September 29 and October 6, 2016 (Two, 2-hour class meetings) (more…)
Classes for Small Business Owners, Managers, and Entrepreneurs! Get the basics of running and managing a successful business by attending Building Bitterroot Business classes offered by the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority (RCEDA) the Bitterroot College and the Bitterroot Job Service.
How Facebook Paid Ads Work: 4pm-6pm Tuesday, September 29 and October 6, 2016 (Two, 2-hour class meetings) – $30: Learn to set marketing goals, identify the target audience, and determine who benefits from paid ads. This workshop demonstrates that the Facebook user base is an opportunity for any business, that Facebook paid ads can help businesses meet specific marketing needs and that More >
Course introduces QuickBooks and essential accounting terminology, and covers the sales process, tracking revenue, managing expenses, bank reconciliation, and setting up and maintaining a company file. Instruction is in QuickBooks Online. Computers will be provided (please do not bring your own computer).
Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge
Instructor: Stephanie Mapelli, MBA
Class date: Mondays & Wednesdays, October 24, 26, 31 & November 2, 2016 (the course is four, 2-hour class meetings) (more…)
This is an introduction to Facebook as a business platform. Topics covered: how to construct a Facebook business page for maximum results, the importance of cover art for your business page and how to give it a professional look, branding your products and services (software required), and how to market your brand within Facebook for a re-targeting campaign.
Class dates: Mondays and Wednesdays, June 6-22, 2016 (the course is 6, 2-hour class meeting) (more…)