Managing finances is an essential task for the health of creative business. This panel will feature candid conversations on best practices about keeping books, working with an accountant, and preparing for tax time. Discussions will include the financial benefits and consequences of sole proprietorship, LLC and corporations. Join moderator Rob Valerio and our expert panel as we discuss how to build a financial foundation for future growth.
President, Central Planning Organization
Rob Valerio is a business consultant for the creative class, bringing rapid growth through new customer acquisition. He has successfully grown and sold four of his own companies and consulted in over 20 industries. Robert is a senior lecturer in marketing to fashion students at OTIS College of Art and Design.
President and Founder, Abundance Bound
Miata is the President and Founder of Abundance Bound, a financial education company for creative entrepreneurs. She also created The Artist’s Prosperity System, which has provided thousands of clients with a step-by-step process to significantly improve their financial situation, giving them more time, energy and freedom to focus on their artistic careers and doing what they love most.
Bryan Scott Bellomo
Financial Head Coach, Abundance Bound
No stranger to the pitfalls of piecing together a creative life, Bryan's career has spanned across industries as disparate as consulting, law, technology, banking, music, television and entertainment. Most recently he led the national team at legal powerhouse Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, where his Excel and PowerPoint templates were known to make attorneys weep with joy.
Travis Kasper advises creative minded individuals on tax and corporate law. Mr. Kasper comes from an entertainment family and earned a BFA in Film Production from Chapman University. He attended Loyola Law School for his J.D. and Georgetown Law for a Masters in Tax Law. Mr. Kasper has worked at studios, productions companies and with creative individual of various levels in various creative fields. He was also elected to the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council and is very involved in the Downtown Los Angeles revitalization.
Early Bird Pricing (until February 2)
$10 Supporter Members
$25 Contributor Members
$15 Supporter Members
$30 Contributor Members
7:00 Panel Discussion
8:30 Q & A
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Parking & Transportation
Limited parking is available in the garage, entry is on Clinton St, which crosses Alfred Street, and the exit is onto Alfred St. Metered parking is also available. Public transit is available by bus on La Cienega. Melrose/La Cienega is the closest stop via DASH. For more info, visit the Metro web site.