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Finance for Designers

This series of classes is aimed at fashion designers with entrepreneurial ambitions who think they cannot "do math" -- or that they can leave "all that" to someone else when they start a business. Lots of creative people labor under these misperceptions, even though both are wrong -- and wrong for your business. Does this sound like you? If so, then sign up for a series of workshops specially designed to take the mystery out of business math. You'll walk away with an understanding of the basic financial skills you need to start and operate a small business.

The first two workshops are designed to show you how to use your personal finances as a model for operating a business one day -- and also as a way to put your financial house in order before starting a business. Learn how to budget, manage debt and credit, bank wisely, save and invest money, and how to create a benefits package.

In the rest of the series skilled instructors will gently guide you through the important financial and legal tools you need to run a business.

No financial experience is necessary, nor do you have to be a fashion designer. All designers welcome! We'll show you how to do math -- and we'll make sure you understand it. Just bring your creative mind and your entrepreneurial ambitions.


Introduction to Finance, 9/16 and 9/17, 6-9pm, SR7

Basics of Financial Statements, 9/22 and 9/23, 6-9pm, SR7

Legal Basics for Financial Planning, 9/29 and 10/1, 6-9pm, SR6

Product Design and Budgets, 10/6 and 10/9, 6-9pm, SR6 and SR4

Introduction to Accounting and QuickBooks, 10/13 and 10/15, 6-9pm, SR6 and SR5

Introduction to Pricing Strategy, 10/20 and 10/22, 6-9pm, SR6 and SR7

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