SCORE Free Workshop: Improving Your Use of QuickBooks™ to Manage Your Business Finances II

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Elizabeth Santaus will present a free SCORE workshop on “Improving Your Use of QuickBooks™ to Manage Your Business Finances II” on Thursday, June 8th, 2017.

The Southeastern Connecticut chapter of SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to the success of small businesses, offers a free workshop on “Improving Your Use of QuickBooks™ to Manage Your Business Finances II.”

In the first workshop on QuickBooks™, you learned the importance of regularly entering your data into an accounting system and utilizing chart of accounts specific to your business. In this follow-up session, you will compare features of QuickBooks for PC/Mac versus QuickBooks Online.

What to expect: This workshop includes an overview of the accounting and reporting features in QuickBooks Pro/Premier for PC, QuickBooks for Mac, and QuickBooks Online’s three subscription levels.  Information on apps and third-party software that interface with these QuickBooks products will also be discussed.  Participants are encouraged to bring questions about their specific industry accounting needs as there will be plenty of time for Q&A with the presenter. Laptops are welcome but not necessary.

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Workshop Presenter Elizabeth Santaus has more than twenty years of experience in the financial accounting software and bookkeeping industry. She has worked for a variety of software companies and is a certified trainer in many advanced software programs.  Since 2006, when Elizabeth founded Dressler Santaus, LLC, she has consulted, trained, and provided bookkeeping services for over 200 small businesses in CT and NY. As an Intuit ProAdvisor with advanced and point-of-sale certifications, Elizabeth has been a QuickBooks™ trainer for the Community Economic Development Fund’s Bridgeport location.

Workshop Sponsor Guilford Savings Bank (GSB) has been serving the financial needs of individuals, families and businesses on the Connecticut shoreline community for over 140 years.  Founded in 1875 by 17 local business owners, it has proudly stood as a trusted institution in the communities it serves.  Starting with a $17,000 investment and one branch on the picturesque Guilford Town Green, GSB has grown to a seven-office, $620 million bank. For more information visit

About SCORE: SCORE is a nonprofit association that offers free and confidential advice on starting your own business or improving and growing your existing small business. All 40 counselors in Southeast Connecticut are volunteers, receive no compensation, and are working or retired business owners, executives, and managers. SCORE’s nine counseling sites in Southeast Connecticut include Guilford, Madison, Old Saybrook, Essex, Waterford, Middletown, Mystic, Norwich, and New London. For more information on upcoming free workshops and how to schedule a free small business mentoring session with our counselors, visit

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Dressler Santaus and Colman Bookkeeping Join Forces

As of January 1, 2017, Colman Bookkeeping Services LLC of New Haven and Dressler Santaus LLC of Milford will begin their unified operations as Dressler Santaus Colman. The combined firm will be located at 155 North Broad Street on the Green in Milford and will include three principals and five employees.

“The marriage of our firms is very exciting,” says principal, Elizabeth Santaus. “Together we offer in-depth experience in a range of industries which can be a great advantage for our clients. We look forward to continue serving small businesses in New Haven and Fairfield counties.”

For over thirty-five years Colman Bookkeeping Services, led by Linda Colman, has provided bookkeeping services for all types of small businesses. Linda specializes in working with non-profit and community organizations, providing customized statements that include fund accounting capability and budget comparisons.

Dressler Santaus LLC, led by Elizabeth and Darryl Santaus, provides full-charge bookkeeping services and financial software services including transition planning, integration and project management.  Darryl Santaus works with clients to strengthen their accounting procedures and optimize their financial software. The firm also provides live and video Quickbooks training seminars provided by Certified ProAdvisor Elizabeth Santaus who is skilled in all of Intuit’s product offerings and how to best utilize them for each client’s needs.

“Joining forces allows us to combine our resources and knowledge base in order to provide the best service possible to our clients,” says principal, Linda Colman.

This new partnership will be a seamless integration from a client standpoint with no change in account management or services.