Business Incubator Hosts QuickBooks Workshop

Nov. 10, 2017 | Joliet, Ill.

The Business Incubator at the University of St. Francis (USF) will host an introductory QuickBooks Accounting workshop presented by Elliot Hershik, a certified public accountant and owner of Supporting Strategies, a bookkeeping and operational support company.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 7-8:30 p.m. in room C207 of the Motherhouse, 520 Plainfield Rd. in Joliet.

The session will cover basic double-entry accounting concepts, the five types of accounts that form a business’ accounting system and how to enter and record the basic transactions in desktop and online versions of QuickBooks. Those who attend this workshop can expect to:

  • Refresh their knowledge on basic accounting principles
  • Learn how to operate QuickBooks properly
  • Understand how accounting functions such as recording bills, payrolls and payments are handled in small businesses across the country.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop for the hands-on training aspect of the presentation. Computers can be made available if requested ahead of time.

For questions, please contact Kari Jimenez at 815-740-3395 or RSVPs are not required unless a computer is needed.

About the University of St. Francis Business Incubator

The USF Business Incubator is run by the USF College of Business and Health Administration, located in the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center at the St. Bonaventure Campus in downtown Joliet. The office set-up provides co-working space for start-ups, community members and entrepreneurial students in order to develop their unique business ideas. The incubator also hosts lectures and events for area entrepreneurs and small business owners. Applications are accepted throughout the year but reviewed once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester. The following services are provided to accepted members:

  • Desk space, free high-speed wireless internet and standard office amenities such as phones, printers and copiers
  • Networking and mentorship with university resources such as faculty, students and interns

It is the mission of the USF Business Incubator to support the economic development of the region by fostering new business development and to provide students from St. Francis and neighboring educational institutions access to  entrepreneurial education in a lab setting.

About Elliot Hershik

Elliot Hershik brings over 30 years of experience in accounting and operations, including a long career managing staff in bookkeeping, billing, budget and payroll. His expertise spans all aspects of accounting services, including auditing, tax filings, financial statement preparation and accounts payable and receivable.

Hershik is also skilled in performance monitoring, accounts analysis and process improvement. The registered CPA earned a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

About QuickBooks

QuickBooks is an accounting software for small business owners that enables them to manage and pay bills, accept payments and manage payroll. The software is user friendly and can be easily operated with just a few clicks. Business accounting information is organized for easy access and understanding for business owners with little or no previous accounting experience. Other useful features include the ability to connect to a bank account in order to categorize transactions, sync to aps and report creation.

The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves 4,100 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 48,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.