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CCI - Simplifying Your Business in 2021

February 2, 2021, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Topic: Financial Management and Accounting

Provider/Presenting Organization: Center for Cultural Innovation

Location: Online Classes/Webinars


Simplifying Your Business in 2021

with Claire Van Holland & Jill James

If you're an artist, you have a business. If you're new to being in business, start the year off right. If you've been in business for a while, let's find opportunities to streamline.

  • Get organized - banking and bookkeeping basics & best practices
  • Make it easier - ideas to automate business management tasks
  • Level up - reasons to be an LLC as an artist or performer + extra reasons if you're in California

This informative and interactive 2-hour webinar is designed for artists, creatives, and cultural practitioners who want to gain business skills for a more sustainable career. A recording will be made available to those who register, but live participation is encouraged!

Claire Van Holland is a 50% left brain, right brain split and is equally creative as she is analytical. She has an extensive career building financial projections, budgets & analyses for corporate media. In 2011, she and her husband Aaron co-founded a furniture & home goods business, M.F.E.O., out of a shared love for interiors and beautiful design. After learning the operational challenges of being a small business owner, she applied her corporate finance & operational expertise to help streamline M.F.E.O. It was from this that the idea for her 2nd business, the CV Ledger, was born. Today Claire works closely with other creative based business owners, managing their numbers through accounting, bookkeeping and strategic consulting, helping them make more informed decisions using their analytics. http://www.cvledger.com
Jill James is CEO & Founder of Sif Industries, LLC, a consulting and coaching firm that puts women on the fast track from founder to CEO. She started her career in banking with J. P. Morgan and AXA Financial in New York, but got the start-up bug while at Chicago Booth for her MBA. She's had roles in product management, marketing, sales, and C-level leadership at six VC-backed start-ups, with four exits. She holds a BA with honors in Political Science and an MBA in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing from The University of Chicago. She is an advisor to Boutique Box and is on the board of the M{2E} program at the USC Annenberg School of Communications. Jill lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son. https://sifindustries.com/
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Time: 2:00-4:00pm PST
Online platform: A Zoom link will be emailed to those who register. 
Cost: $25 / $35 after January 19
Questions? Email allison@cciarts.org.
This workshop is supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs - City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Department of Arts and Culture. 

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To enroll in a workshop, you must first become a member of CCI and create a user name and password. CCI membership is free of charge and open to the public.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund on registration fees up to 48 hours prior to workshop date. Fees non-refundable after that date. 


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