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Accounting, Budgeting, & Cash: ABCs of Business Finance

November 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This program will cover the financial fundamentals that every artist and small business owner needs to consider. Attorney and finance expert Jared Graw will take you through the basics of borrowing and budgeting for a small business, financial best practices, and how you can apply these principles with different business entities.

If you have always wanted to learn more about the difference between accrual vs. cash accounting, how to set up a budget or obtain a line of credit (but you have been too afraid to ask!), we look forward to seeing you there.

Instructor: Jared Graw, CFA, and Counsel at BNY Mellon. Prior to BNY Mellon, Jared spent over 6 years at BlackRock in New York City. Prior to 2013, he worked with a commodities trading app, as well as at various law firms, including his own, in the South Florida area. Jared is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a prestigious designation for investment professionals.

Location: 1 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022

Note: This workshop is Part Three of VLA’s Three-Part Series: “The Business of Art”. Participants can take all three workshops in this series or individual workshops that best suit their needs and interests.


For members, please contact 212.319.2787 ext. 10 or registrations@vlany.org to receive your special discount code, which will allow you to access and purchase your discounted ticket.

$25 Full-Time Student (students must present proof of status after registering)
$25 Artists Over Sixty
$35 Arts Professional VLA Member
$55 Arts Professional Non-Member
$85 Legal Professional VLA Member
$110 Legal Professional Non-Member
$55 YAM’s Current Members and Associate Board

Please note you are not registered until full payment is received.

All registration fees are non-refundable. Instructors are subject to change and no refunds will be given in the event that there is a substitution of the instructor.

On-Time Arrival:

Please arrive on time for the class. Registrants who arrive more than 20 minutes late may not be permitted to enter the class.

For more information on this program, please contact VLA at registrations@vlany.org or 212.319.2787 x 10.


November 14, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


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1 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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