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Business of Art: ABCs of Business Finance (Accounting, Budgeting, & Cash)

January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Part Two: Accounting, Budgeting, & Cash: ABCs of Business Finance

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2024
5 – 6:30 PM

This program will cover the financial fundamentals that every artist as a 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 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.

Note: This workshop is Part Two 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.

Click Here: Workshop Bundle DISCOUNT


For members, please contact 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
$150 Legal Professional VLA Member
$200 Legal Professional Non-Member
$130 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.

To register for individual workshops:

Part One: How to Start a Business (1.5 CLE) [Entity Selection and Formation]

Click here.

Part Two: ABCs of Business Finance [Accounting, Budgeting, & Cash]

Click here.

Part Three: Essential Contracts in Relationship Management

Click here.


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