Dollars & Sense for Arts Entrepreneurs
with Gary Vaughan

Do you have a creative talent or skill that could be profitable? Have you got an entrepreneurial idea that needs some financial backing? Then join us Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Whitewater University Innovation Center, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week , at 1221 Innovation Drive, in Whitewater WI for the "Dollars & Sense for Arts Entrepreneurs" workshop.  This workshop can teach financial literacy to turn those creative ideas into a successful enterprise.

Gary VaughanGary Vaughan will be discussing financial literacy for arts entrepreneurs. In this session learn what financial statements are, when we need them, why we need them, and how we use them, all in a language you can understand. Learn what a business owner needs to know about financial ratios and what a banker looks for before they lend money.  Learn how to price your art to make a profit, and about the difference in calculating income and profit. Gary Vaughan uses the book Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs in his workshops.

Gary has shown a passion for helping small business owners though his work in economic development and counseling them to sustainability and growth.  He launched Guident Business Solutions LLC, a management and consulting firm, which specialized in firms of less than ten million in revenues and under 50 employees. Gary is a member of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and sits on their finance committee and is an active member of the Self-Employment in the Arts Advisory Board.  He is currently an Instructor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Coordinator of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Interdisciplinary Area at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI.   Admission for this event is $20 and tickets will be sold through the UW-Whitewater box office by calling 262-472-2222

If you have questions regarding the workshop contact Megan Matthews at 262-472-7022 or email at

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