The Accidental Accountant

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 designed for owners of creative enterprises who want their businesses to grow and to become stronger financially.

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

  • Why you need to understand accounting to run your creative business
  • The three scorecards that will help you understand where your business is and where it is going and how to update them.
  • How important business activities like buying materials, making products, and selling impact your finances and your business.
  • 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.
  • Best practices for managing the money behind your business.

This workshop is guaranteed to be spreadsheet-free! It is an introduction to the financial tools that will help you understand your business. 

We’ll be opening up registration for “The Accidental Accountant” soon. Sign up below to take advantage of our early bird pricing when it is available.

James Szuch

Your Instructor

James Szuch is passionate about helping creatives unlock the business potential of their creative endeavors. Through classes, workshops, and coaching, he is dedicated to ensuring that creatives have the knowledge and skills to shape their businesses to meet their financial, personal, and creative goals.

James has been teaching business and entrepreneurship in graduate and undergraduate programs for over a decade. He currently teaches entrepreneurship at the O’More School of Design at Belmont University. James has also worked with organizations like the Arts and Business Council of Greater Nashville, the Nashville Fashion Alliance, and Fort Houston to deliver business education programs to artists and creative makers.

Fort Houston

Your Venue

Fort Houston is an interdisciplinary workspace for makers of all media, offering its participants and attendees the opportunity to discover their creative potential and thereby facilitating the enrichment of Nashville’s artistic community. Educational art courses, individual and shared studio spaces, creative branding and management; all of these components and more come together under the collective vision of Fort Houston, with the aim of continuing the exponential growth of Nashville’s creative enterprises.

In 2018, Fort Houston established the Fort Houston Artisan Support Project, in order to further extend these objectives. Encompassing both our maker space and contemporary art gallery, the non-profit will focus on expanding the educational outreach and exhibitive potential of Fort Houston.


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