On August 8, 2017, Kadenze launched Money Matters for Creative Entrepreneurs, a program that will cover important skills to help creative individuals manage their finances. These courses will be taught by Elaine Grogan Luttrull, Department Head of Business & Entrepreneurship at Columbus College of Art & Design. She is also the founder of Minerva Financial Arts, which provides financial consulting services to artists and arts organizations.

This Program is divided into 3 courses: the first, Financial Planning for Creative Careers, will help you set goals and teach you the steps of the budgeting process and how to create budgets for yourself. In the second course, Financial Systems for a Successful Studio, you’ll learn about managing cash, how to utilize profit and loss statements, cash flow statements, and basic accounting skills. And the final course, Tax Basics for Creative Entrepreneurs, will cover important tax obligations that you may encounter when you are working/freelancing.

The first course is open today, so get started! Check it out below:

Financial Planning for Creative Careers

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Financial Systems for a Successful Studio

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Tax Basics for Creative Entrepreneurs

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Interested learners can join the first course in the program Money Matters for Creative Entrepreneurs and participate in forum discussions by auditing the course, free of charge. Anyone looking to submit work and receive feedback are encouraged to sign up for Kadenze Premium Membership, and can then join the program as well.

Upon successful completion of this online financial planning course, premium learners will receive a verified Certificate of Accomplishment from Kadenze as proof of their successful efforts. Learners who successfully complete all 3 courses in the program will also receive a Specialist Certificate, and 3 transferable academic credits from Columbus College of Art & Design.