The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University will co-sponsor with the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce and Northshore SCORE a free seminar designed to help residents master QuickBooks for business.

The QuickBooks for Everyday Business Use seminar is set for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 30 at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center, located at 1514 Martens Drive, in Hammond. Guest speaker for the seminar is Mark Winebrener, of ClearView Accounting.

The primary value of QuickBooks or any accounting software, said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center, is to provide the financial and management data that will help effectively manage a business. Additionally, she said, it should provide consistently accurate data for the preparation of any tax or compliance forms required by government or industry agencies.

Topics to be covered include accounting principles; financial statements; QuickBooks online, setting up a chart of accounts, customers and vendors; invoices and forms; attaching receipts to transactions; receiving payments and deposits; entering and paying bills; sales tax; inventory; payroll; and reconciling accounts.

Although there is no cost to attend, seating is only guaranteed for preregistered attendees. To register or for more information, call (985) 549-3831. Online registration is also available at