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Creative Entrepreneur Workshops

Program Information
The Creative Entrepreneur workshop series is a partnership between Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston (A&BC) and Discover Roxbury. Our combined objective with this workshop series is to create momentum for career growth and invest directly in the artistic practice of individual artists of varying disciplines working and/or living in the Roxbury community.

The workshops are free for members of Discover Roxbury and the Arts & Business Council. Non-member participation is $15.

Tax Tips for Artists and Entrepreneurs
This two-hour seminar will help you save money and avoid mistakes before tax season rolls around! Taught by the knowledgeable and entertaining Mike Tucci CPA of Cohn Reznick.

Feb 14, 2015, 10am-12 noon
Brilliant Branding: Defining, Communicating, and Selling Your Work
Branding is one of the most important aspects of any business, large or small. An effective brand strategy gives you a major edge in increasingly competitive markets. But what exactly does "branding" mean? How does it affect a small business or fine art practice like yours? This workshop will do more than outline branding basics—leave will real strategies for defining, packaging, and selling your business or product. Taught by Donna Gittens of more communications.

Mar 21, 2015, 10am-12 noon
Building Buzz: Marketing Advertizing and PR
You have talent and a great product, and your business is up and running. So where is everybody? Let the world know about you with marketing strategies that really work. In this workshop you'll learn the difference between marketing, advertising, and public relations; how to leverage social media for maximum impact; and 5 strategies you can adapt for your business and run with right away.

Apr 1, 2015, 6pm-8pm
Don't Get Fooled: You, Your Business, and the Law
The Arts & Business Council and Discover Roxbury want to make sure artists and creative entrepreneurs aren't the fool on April Fools Day. From understanding copyright to navigating contracts, empower yourself with the knowledge to protect yourself in the big, bad world. Taught by Jim Grace, Executive Director of the Arts & Business Council.

Apr 18, 2015, 10am-12 noon
Free Tools for Your Business: Google Apps and Wave Accounting
Find yourself running a business but never taken a business course in your life? Wondering how to organize your mailing list, share documents, keep track of expenses, create invoices, or pay vendors? This workshop will walk you through some free online tools that will take your creative business to the next level. Great for artists, artisans, "solopreneurs," and small business owners.

May 20, 2015, 6pm-8pm
Small Business Essentials
Get the answers to all your burning business questions, from insurance and hiring employees to common legal pitfalls and business entities—finally learn the difference between a sole proprietorship, LLC and corporation! Presented by Daily General Counsel.