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The Accidental Accountant: Fashion Enterprise Fundamentals

  • Nashville Fashion Alliance 521 Gallatin Avenue, Suite 10 Nashville, TN 37206 United States (map)

You started your business to make a living using your creative talents. You didn’t start it to get better at accounting. But understanding the language of business is an important part of running a successful business – even a creative one. The Accidental Accountant was specifically designed for owners of fashion brands who want their businesses to grow and to become stronger financially.

During this three-hour workshop, you’ll learn about:

  • The three critical accounting “scorecards” and what they can tell you about your business.

  • The taxes that you are obligated to pay as a business and how to plan for them.

  • The tools that you can use to keep track of your business finances and how to pick the right one for you and your business

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James Szuch is an educator and coach who helps creative professionals develop and execute on strategies to build a business that derives from their creative efforts and meets their financial, personal, and artistic needs. He has worked closely with the the Nashville Fashion Alliance’s on a number of programs including their flagship business accelerator.

Jake Durm is a CPA who started his career in Nashville in 2012 as a tax accountant with a regional public accounting firm before joining a music business management firm. Earlier this year he made the transition to the fashion industry and has joined a local luxury clothing retailer working in sales and e-commerce. Jake will be offering accounting services to fashion entrepreneurs in the near future.

Cara Jackson is a business manager for fashion brands and creative companies. A former intellectual property lawyer, Cara now works with some of the city's buzziest new brands. She also serves in leadership roles on the boards of the Nashville Opera and the Nashville Fashion Alliance.

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