Learning & Training

Fiscal Foundations is well known for providing quality, affordable QuickBooks training.  We offer a wide variety of learning and training options for every need and budget.

Click on the following links to read more about:

  • One-on-one Training
  • Small & Large Group Training
  • Free QuickBooks Workshops
  • Online Training Videos & DVD’s – COMING SOON

 

One-on-One Training
One option you might consider is one-on-one training, showing you how to do the work you need done on your computer. It is by far the most efficient and easiest way to learn QuickBooks. We teach at whatever pace you are comfortable with and work with everyone from beginners to long-time users of the program.

We train on all versions of Quickbooks, including Pro, Premier, QuickBooks for Mac, Online, industry-specific versions, POS and Enterprise.

While QuickBooks is more intuitive than other accounting software programs, there are some elements that can be quite confusing to a new or even more experienced user. It is much cheaper to make sure that your information is entered correctly than to go back and fix problems later. If you or someone on your staff wants to do some or all of the bookkeeping, this service is an absolute must.

We come to you and show you just what you need to know. In a group class with a number of different types of businesses, you may be learning elements of QuickBooks that you don’t need or perhaps elements you do need may not be covered. Our one-on-one training is customized for your business.

Once you’ve completed your training, we are always available to you. You’ll be given their mobile phone number that you can call when you have questions or need advice. Plus, we never charge for 5 minute phone calls or answering emails!

Small or Large Group Training
Another option to consider is small group or large group QuickBooks training. We offer customized programs for businesses, Chambers of Commerce, and associations. In addition, we are proud to provide QuickBooks trainers for a number of organizations, including SCORE (Chapters include: Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Fort Worth) and The Science Museum of Minnesota. If you know of an organization who might be interested in hosting a QuickBooks training for their group or an organization in need of a QuickBooks trainer, please contact us at: 612-235-3435 or email us at info@fiscalfoundations.com.

Free QuickBooks Workshops
Join us for a FREE Quickbooks workshop! Each month we provide at least one free QuickBooks class somewhere in the Twin Cities, and now also in St. Cloud, MN. In addition to our QuickBooks 101 class, we offer workshops thoughout the year that focus on more specific accounting topics such as payroll, job costing, financial reports, inventory, preparing for year-end, ect…

What are some of the QuickBooks classes offered?:

  • Running your Business or Nonprofit with QuickBooks® 101 (this class offers a basic overview of QuickBooks and its capabilities).
  • Wrap it Up- A Year End Checklist
  • Understanding Key Financial Reports
  • QuickBooks® for Effective Nonprofit Management & Governance
  • QuickBooks for Lawyers
  • QuickBooks for Construction – With emphasis on Job Costing
  • QuickBooks® Q&A Roundtable
  • Payroll 101
  • QuickBooks® for CPA’s.
  • Understanding Cash Flow
  • And many more…

Who teaches the classes?
All of the workshops are presented by Fiscal Foundations Quickbooks training staff.

What is a ‘meetup’?
A ‘meetup’ is an event that is posted on Meetup.com. Fiscal Foundations ‘meetups’ are free and low cost seminars, workshops, classes and group training events where we teach about QuickBooks® and its capabilities as well as other  bookkeeping-related topics. Our ‘meetup’ group is called FREE QUICKBOOKS WORKSHOP in Minneapolis/St Paul and FREE QUICKBOOKS CLASSES in St. Cloud. Using Meetup.com allows us to plan and promote events easily and with little cost.

Who are the classes for?
Our meetup group is for business owners, managers, nonprofit directors and employees to gather and learn about QuickBooks and its capaibilities, as well as network with other business owners.

How do I sign up?
Go to Free QuickBooks Workshop for the Twin Cities MN or Free QuickBooks Classes for St. Cloud and Central, MN. Sign up for the group and then RSVP ‘Yes’ to the workshops you’d like to attend. New classes are added each month. Once you are in the group, you’ll automatically be notified of each upcoming workshop. If you need help navigating the site or if you are having trouble signing up, please let me know.  Click HERE for a calander of upcoming classes.

Why do we do this?
Fiscal Foundations is jointly owned by Linda Logan and Jennifer Heifort, both former school teachers. Teaching is in our blood and this group provides us an opportunity to share our knowledge and fulfill our mission to help small businesses and non profit organizations succeed.

Oh come on… What’s the catch?
There is no catch. While you will have the opportunity to meet several of the accounting consultants at Fiscal Foundations, this will not be a sales pitch. All we ask in return is that you keep us in mind for your future bookkeeping, QuickBooks consulting and training needs. We are offering real content and amazing value for your time investment. Come and learn with no strings attached.

How can you do this for free?
In order to provide free classes, we rely on our generous sponsors to provide space and refreshments. Please let me know if you are intrested in becoming a sponsor.

Online Training Videos & Training DVD’s
Coming Soon ! We are in the process of developing a complete QuickBooks® bookkeeping curriculum for small businesses, non profits and contract bookkeepers. You’ll be able to purchase lessons on CD’s or view them online. Individual titles and comprehensive packages will be available. We’ll walk you through each bookkeeping lesson with a step-by-step approach. Best of all, you can learn at your own pace and review the lesson whenever you need to.