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QuickBooks Training Classes vs. Personalized Training - which is better?

I'm curious - when you say "you'd like some training on QuickBooks", what does that really mean?

Does it mean:

  • You want help trying to figure out a specific problem within your QuickBooks?
  • You want to learn more about features in QuickBooks that you don't know about?
  • You want to learn how to customize QuickBooks to the needs of your business?
  • You want to get away from the office and hideaway in class for a day or two?

I LIKE THE PERSONALIZED APPROACH

Unless you answered "get away from the office" above, I think you'll find that a personalized approach to your QuickBooks training will get you closer to the desired solution a lot quicker.

If you sign up for a "QuickBooks class", is there any assurance that the lessons will even cover what you are hoping to learn? Will you have to sit through 3 hours of instruction on topics you're not even interested in before you get to what you want to know?

Remember, a QuickBooks training class is often geared to meeting the needs of a wide variety of businesses and the content is usually pretty generic - there just isn't time to go in-depth on things. Or the instructor runs the risk of boring the other 98% of the class by dwelling on a specific issue too long.

In many cases, you're looking for information on how to solve a problem that is specific to the needs of your business. Unless you catch a break and discuss your situation after class or during lunch, your specific questions may not even be answered at all.

PERSONALIZED TRAINING - IS IT MORE EXPENSIVE THAN CLASSROOM TRAINING?

Believe it or not, it may not be.

No question about it - if you are looking to learn everything about QuickBooks in a couple of days, classroom training is probably the way to go and will be less expensive for you. Be sure to take a large sponge to class so you can absorb the fast running stream of information for later use.

However, if you are looking to solve a specific problem or learn some specific features of QuickBooks to apply in your business, the personalized approach may be less expensive. It very likely will involve less of your time compared to the multi-day classroom approach. And we know that your time is quite valuable, right?

SHARE YOUR TRAINING EXPERIENCES

I welcome your thoughts and experiences relating to your past training on QuickBooks. Did you take a class? Did you work with a QuickBooks advisor? What worked best for you?

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