VGCC Franklin Campus hosts free small business accounting seminars

The Franklin County Campus of Vance-Granville Community College will soon host a pair of free Small Business Center seminars focused on accounting.

Introduction to QuickBooks Software” will be held on Wednesday, April 20, from 9 until 11 a.m. “Clueless About Accounting” will follow on that same day, from 6 until 8 p.m. The first is scheduled to meet in Room F4101 (the multipurpose room) and the second in room F1208 of the campus, located just outside Louisburg on N.C. 56.

Leading both seminars will be Semone Brisson, a self-employed accountant, educator, and QuickBooks consultant practicing in Salisbury since 1990. Brisson earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Catawba College and an Associate of Applied Science in accounting from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

In the first seminar, Brisson will teach participants how the popular QuickBooks software can help business owners keep their books and prepare financial reports. She will take attendees on a tour of the software and suggest ways that QuickBooks can help entrepreneurs save time, better manage their business, simplify bookkeeping and avoid costly errors.

The second seminar will cover information that entrepreneurs should know regarding how to record the most common financial transactions by using a simple, low-cost recordkeeping system anyone can use. Participants will also learn about the three financial statements used in a business and how these are used for decision-making. Brisson will explain the difference between single entry and double entry accounting; cash and accrual basis accounting, and more.

For more information and to reserve a seat in one or both of these free seminars, contact Small Business Center director Tanya Weary at or (252) 738-3240.

Registration can be completed online at