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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 Insolvency Advice for Businesses.

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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