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gary vaughn imageIf you are an artist, you have probably had someone suggest that you should get a degree in a field that will      pay the bills, and save your art as an avocation? And yet we all know people who have followed their passion in the arts to a lucrative and fulfilling profession.

What is their secret?
Did they have rich parents?
Do they have more talent than you?

Not necessarily. What is more likely is that they learned how to make a business plan and get financial assistance to get things started.

Do you want to follow your passion and have a career in a field you love? Do you want a job where going to work never feels like work? Then we have the seminar for you! The title of this blog sort of gave it away. . . huh?

Mark your calendar for Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 1-4 pm. Find a way to get to the Whitewater Technology Park Innovation Center for “Dollars and Sense for Arts Entrepreneurs,” a workshop featuring Gary Vaughan of Guidant Business Solutions.  Gary will teach the basics of balance sheets, understanding profit and loss, pricing your art to make a profit, calculating income and profit (there is a difference) all in a language that you can understand. Find out what a banker looks for before they lend you money for your start up.

In addition to being an entrepreneur, Gary Vaughan is on the Self-Emplyment in the Arts Advisory Board and is currently an instructor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Coordinator of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Interdisciplinary Area at Lawrence University.

Admission is $20, but free to UW-Whitewater students with valid ID. Call 262-472-2222 to reserve your seat now!