* A note to Mac users: The spreadsheets for the workshop were created in Microsoft Excel. Many of the features of the spreadsheets do not work well with Mac Numbers. You will likely need to work with them online in Google Drive for them to function properly.
Workshop 1: Can I Earn a Profit With This Business?
A basic knowledge of Excel.
Microsoft Office – a version that has the x file extensions (docx, .xlsx etc.) or an open source version such as Open Office or Office Libre will work best, but we also provide the older xls, doc and ppt versions.
An idea for a product you want to bring to market. If you don’t have one yet, it’s fine, but analyzing your product, will make the data more relevant.
Workshop 2: Business Planning
I recommend that you take the Cost Accounting Workshop first, as we will not cover this vital skill in depth in this Workshop.
A copy of the One Page Business Plan for Creative Entrepreneurs book, as it is the Template that we will use throughout the Workshop.
Workshop 3: Using Quickbooks to Manage Your Business
A copy of Quickbooks Online or the Quickbooks Desktop version.