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United Way of the Midlands hosts panel discussion on managing end-of-year finances for December 4 Leadership Learning Lab event

Columbia, S.C. (November 26, 2019) United Way of the Midlands’ Leadership Learning Lab series (3LS) will host a panel discussion on Wednesday, December 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. called Finances Life Hack: QuickBooks Online Tips & Tricks. The panelists, Nick Annan, CPA and Mary Beth Tipton, ABA of Elliott Davis, will discuss the overall benefits, tips and tricks of using the online accounting software QuickBooks Online for small businesses.

“One way we help clients improve their organizations is by providing support and training for such essential accounting software as QuickBooks Online, a platform currently used by 4.5 million small business and counting,” said Annan. “We invite you to join us for a hands-on seminar designed to help you understand the features, functions and benefits of using QuickBooks Online to manage your small business finances.”

The event is $15 per person and includes lunch from The Gourmet Shop. The event will be held at United Way of the Midlands located at 1818 Blanding Street, Columbia, South Carolina, 29201. Registration is required due to limited space. To learn more and register, visit

3LS, a program of United Way’s Small Business Alliance, works to connect with small business owners and entrepreneurs on matters of importance to them. It caters to local, small business leaders in the Midlands and offers relevant, interactive sessions on the trends and day-to-day challenges that face small businesses every day.

Professional development programs offered by United Way include the Caffeinated Conversation, quarterly networking events, Blueprint for Leadership, a professional development program to prepare individuals for volunteer leadership service in the nonprofit sector, training events that provide Continuing Education Unit credits and other opportunities through Always United, Women in Philanthropy and Young Leaders Society groups.

MidlandsBiz is the official Welcome Sponsor for the December 4 event.


About United Way of the Midlands

United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands community. With nearly 65 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations and are directed to fight for causes including childhood literacy, economic mobility and dental and eye care for those without resources. For more information, please visit

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