Small Business Recordkeeping: Online Class

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Join us online as we work diligently to help businesses and individuals recover from the hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Paperwork? I don't have time to spend keeping up with details - I'm too busy growing my business and doing the work! Have you ever asked yourself - what documents do I need for me, the IRS, the State of Texas, my bank, and the people I do business with? Sound familiar? Then this class is for you. Learn the basics of what records to create, how long to keep them, and how to use this information to grow your business!

This class is taught by a University of Texas Instructor and counts toward the 6-course requirement needed to earn your Business Skills Certification.

About the Instructor:

For more than twenty-five years, Lisa Bargsley has worked and consulted with business owners and entrepreneurs on business systems management, work-life balance, and federal income tax requirements. Her real-world experience of owning a successful CPA practice is enhanced by having grown up in a family business.


How do I access the class after registering?

You will receive instructions in your confirmation email. 


How long do I have to complete the class?

You have 21 days to complete the online class starting from the day you log in. After the 21 days are over, you will no longer have access to the online class. 


Do I need to fill out the class survey?

Yes. Your feedback is important to us. By completing the survey, this ensures you have completed the online class. The completed survey also guarantees you will receive credit toward the Business Skills Certification. If the survey is not submitted, the class will not apply to the Business Skills Certification.


Does this class apply to the Business Skills Certification Program?

Yes. You must complete the online course and return the class survey.


Can I combine in-person classes and online classes to receive my Business Skills Certification?

Yes. Both classes apply to Business Skills Certification. It is dependent on you to contact the Business Skills Certification liaison when you have completed the required six classes.


If I do not complete the class or the class session expires, will I receive a refund?

No, you will not receive a refund.

The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request - including translation and interpretation services. For assistance, please contact the Economic Development Department at 512-974-7819. The City receives and accepts Video Relay Service (VRS) calls from people who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing through Relay Texas 7-1-1.

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The City of Austin’s Economic Development Department Small Business Division is committed to providing opportunities and resources to small businesses to help them grow and prosper in a competitive business environment.

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