Small Business Week provides opportunity for Troy University training

Posted: Friday, 06 May 2016

TROY – Troy University's Small Business Development Center will be hosting a pair of training courses and one-on-one business counseling next week as part of Small Business Week in Pike County.

On Monday, May 9, "Simple Tips to Get Your Business Found Online" will be taught from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Pike County Economic Development Center, at 100 Industrial Blvd., in Troy's Industrial Park on U.S. Highway 231 South. The SBDC is teaming with Google to host the workshop, which is free to attend. RSVP for this course at The class is limited to 25 participants, who will receive a free Google Swag Bag.

"QuickBooks Training for Beginners," will be taught from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11

The four-hour training will teach small business accounting and use of the software for a fee of $25. Existing QB Pro or Premier users should bring their laptops with the software installed. For those without existing licenses, a free trial version will be available. Register for this course at

Also on May 11, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., business consultants will be available for free consultations at the Pike County Economic Development Center. Contact the SBDC at 334-674-2425 to schedule a one-on-one consultation.

The courses are sponsored by the Small Business Development Center and the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University, the Pike County Economic Development Corporation and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce.