Meriden 2020, Bringing It Together

Start your business in 2018 with assistance from CEDF

CEDF is offering small business training and assistance in January 2018!  All classes are held at the CEDF offices located at 965 E Main St, Meriden, CT 06450.   For more information go to

Financial Fundamentals -- Jim de Reynier, CPA.  Lays the groundwork for understanding the bookkeeping process Mon., Jan. 8; Tue. Jan. 9; 6 pm - 8:30 pm.

If you can’t close your eyes and accurately visualize the layout of customary business financial statements (Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows) or comfortably interpret the contents of these kinds of reports, then you probably need to enroll. Prerequisite for QuickBooks class. Cost: $40

Simple Excel Functions to Make Momentous Business Decisions -- John J. Pastorelle.  Using Excel to Determine If You Should Add a New Venture to Your Existing Business.  Learn the right way to think through three common scenarios using only the magic of Excel and a basic P&L statement as a starting point.  Cost: $20 per session. Tue., Jan. 16; 6 pm - 8:30 pm

Using Excel to Determine If You Will Even Be in Business Next Quarter.  Almost every business experiences occasional hard times. Learn how to do some basic forecasting using only Excel and a P&L statement as a starting point. Useful for avoiding or managing a cash flow crisis.  Cost: $20 per session. Thu. Jan. 18; 6 pm - 8:30 pm

QuickBooks Online Version Overview --Janice Barsalou, Certified QB Pro Advisor, Mon., Jan. 22; Wed. Jan. 24; 6 pm - 8:30 pm, Mon., Jan. 29; Wed. Jan. 31; 6 pm - 8:30 pm (Must attend all).  Cost: $80.

Coming in February:  How Business Owners Can Stop Working for a Crazy Person and Secure their Future, Bob Walsh (presentation in Bridgeport)