WMU News

Workshop shows how to use Quicken for business finances

April 29, 1999

KALAMAZOO-- Using the computer software program Quicken to monitor a business' finances is the focus of a free training seminar offered Thursday, May 6, by Western Michigan University's Women's Business Development Center.

Thomas J. Scampini, a financial consultant with Salomon Smith Barney of Kalamazoo, will discuss "Using Quicken to Monitor Your Business" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the YWCA, 353 E. Michigan Ave.

According to Pat Guenther, director of the Women's Business Development Center and assistant director of WESTOPS, the University's Office of Public Service, Scampini will not teach how to use the Quicken program, but show how features of the program can be used to control a business' finances. She says that Quicken offers a number of report features that are of value to a business owner.

"We want to show that you can control a business' finances by using an out-of-the-box program. You don't need anything fancy or sophisticated because these kinds of programs are ideal for what you'll need," Guenther says.

The workshop, cosponsored by the YWCA, the center and the Haworth College of Business, is part of a continuing series of workshops run by the center. A different workshop on business-related issues is offered the first Thursday of every month.

The Women's Business Development Center was created in February to provide support for women business owners, potential owners and professionals through training, group and individual problem-solving consultation, current business information, and networking opportunities. University faculty members and volunteers from the business and professional community serve as speakers, trainers and mentors.

While registration is not required, those interested in attending are encouraged to call the Women's Business Development Center at (616) 387-2714 to reserve a seat.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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