Announcing Our First Spanish class: QuickBooks for Business

To be held February 22, 2017 | 6-9pm

Grand Rapids, Michigan – Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) announced today the addition of a QuickBooks class to be taught in Spanish. The first session is February 22, 2017. The organization plans to continue adding additional Spanish programs as an ongoing commitment to the organizations values of diversity and inclusion. Late last year, GROW launched EmpowerHER, which is a cohort-based, year-long training program for women entrepreneurs who are in business and are looking for assistance with stabilizing and/or scaling up.

“We continue to see the need for programs to empower and help minority and lower-income women start their own businesses. We do serve a fairly diverse market already, but after reviewing programs and offerings, we knew that adding programs taught in Spanish would further meet needs of those who have been traditionally underserved,” said Mary C. Hartfield, program manager at GROW.

Los Negocios Hispanos y la Contabilidad / QuickBooks and the Hispanic Business
Presented by G. Valeria Scheid, Accountant / Contadora
February 22, 2017 from 6-9pm. Cost is $60

About the program: This is an introduction to QuickBooks, getting set up, working with lists and bank accounts, using other accounts, entering sales information, receiving payments and making deposits, and entering and paying bills. Attendees will leave with the confidence that their numbers are right, they’re doing a good job, and that they will be productive and efficient. The focus is on creating confident QuickBooks users. This isn’t academic…it’s about using QuickBooks in the real world.

GROW also offers training clusters, which are 3-week sessions surrounding specific topics of Business Basics, Marketing 101, and Financial Awareness. Similar to this QuickBooks class, volunteer facilitators who are experts in their subject matter, teach each session.

In 2016, nearly 600 individuals attended one or more of GROW’s low cost business training programs. The organization provided 1600 hours of educational training, along with over 400 hours of free one-on-one business counseling.

Bonnie Nawara added, “We are very intentional about the programs we develop to ensure they meet the needs of women (and men) in our community. West Michigan is home to a large Hispanic population. Their businesses are very important to the community, and it’s our mission to provide resources to help them launch, advance and sustain their businesses.”

If you have any questions about this or other programs offered by GROW, please contact us today.