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Kadenze

Money Matters for Creative Entrepreneurs

Columbus College of Art & Design via Kadenze Program

Overview

  • Create financial systems based on financial literacy that connect budgeting and reporting to creative and professional goals
  • Evaluate financial information to determine primary funding sources, major expense categories, tax reporting obligations, and overall connection to creative and professional goals
  • Describe U.S. income and sales tax obligations for creative professionals

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Financial Planning for Creative Careers
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This course provides an overview of strategic planning for a creative career, with particular emphasis on budgeting tools, insights, and analysis within creative careers and building diverse sources of income.



Course 2: Financial Systems for a Successful Studio
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You know what creative systems you need for a successful practice. But what business systems do you need? This course outlines the primary financial statements used to track progress towards creative goals. We’ll measure “worth,” manage cash, spot variances, and protect your assets. All in a creative context.



Course 3: Tax Basics for Creative Entrepreneurs
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The systems we built in Financial Systems for a Successful Studio become real as they morph into tax reporting obligations. This course provides an overview of U.S. income, consumption, and employment taxes, and connects the U.S. tax system requirements to tools we use in a professional creative practice.



Taught by

Mini Finkel, Yoojin Oh, Ric Petry, Michele Kibler, Jackie Aldern, Elaine Grogan Luttrull and Harmony Jiroudek

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