Workshops at UMW-Small Business Development Center Warsaw Office

 HP LIFE Seminars

Do you want to take your business to the next level? Then reserve a seat in one or more of the scheduled workshops. These workshops combine business with technology and allow you to experience hands-on activities. You will leave the workshop with knowledge you can start using immediately when you return to your business. There is a $20 Registration/Material fee per workshop. For additional information or to register for any of the workshops please contact our office at (804)333-0286 or email us at


6/30/2014 Expense Tracking - 1:00-3:00pm

This topic focuses on the importance of expense tracking for managing finances and keeping an eye on the financial health of a business.  Students are introduced to both licensed and open source electronic spreadsheet software in which they learn how to create an expense table for a real business. Students learn how to use a series of automatic formulas of varying complexity, including Autosum, Autofill, SUMIF and COUNTIF, and are introduced to the notion of relative and absolute references. They have the opportunity to learn how to apply formatting to the table, including conditional formatting. In the more advanced part of the exercise, students are introduced to the concept of Pivot Tables for summarizing annual business expenses.  Students understand the importance of expense tracking for reining in spending and having an overview of the business’s cash flow. They also discuss the series of steps they need to take in order to manage their expenses efficiently.