We can easily feel alone in the struggle of balancing creativity and business. But the truth is, we are all dealing with a lot of the same issues, so let's learn from one another and build on each others strengths to better our craft and financial success.

Foster hosts WORKSHOP several times a year with the intent to pour into our amazing community of creatives and help guide us to become a healthier and more efficient artist. 


UPCOMING SHOPS


 5 things every entrepreneur needs for success

Jan 20, 2016 -Workshop with Casey Graham

9:30am-11am in our Terrace Studio

Casey Graham is an entrepreneur and loves helping other entrepreneurs. He is the founder of The Rocket Company, a provider of coaching and resources to churches and non-profit organizations. The company began in 2009, with revenue growing by 83.2% by 2012 through recurring revenue.

In 2013, Casey was named Ultimate Marketer of the Year by InfusionSoft. The Rocket Company earned a place on the INC 5000 list three years in a row and was named the 14th Best Place to Work in Atlanta.

He shares his experience of growing businesses beyond the 7-figure revenue mark at CaseyGraham.com.  He lives in north Georgia with his wife, Kacie (yes, they have the same name) and their daughter, Darby, and son, Gage.

  • About this workshop:

As an entrepreneurs and young business leader, you’re the most valuable piece of your organization, project or idea.  And the success of your organization will be determined by how your value as the leader increases.  

Casey will share from his experience as a 7-figure CEO the five most important things you need as a business owner to increase your capacity and value as the leader.  Which will in turn lead to exponential growth of your success.  You can take your business to the next level as you, the leader, grow.

  • Takeaways:

- An understanding of your value as the entrepreneur and how to increase your value in the business

- How to increase the value of your business with the 5 most important things you need for success

- The absolute necessary things to take your leadership and business to the next level

  • What to bring:

You’ll want to jot down some notes and learnings, so bring your laptop, Bamboo Spark, journal or clean-ish napkin.

Have a burning question to ask a fellow entrepreneur? Bring it and we’ll take some time to chat!


Understanding Accounting, the "Language of Business"

Jan 28, 2016   Workshop with Jeff Moore 

9:30am-11:30am in our Terrace Studio

Jeff Moore is a solo-practitioner CPA and business consultant with over 37 years of professional experience. His virtual accounting firm, J.E. Moore, CPA provides outsourced bookkeeping, accounting, and CFO/Controllership services to start-up to $500 million/year businesses. He especially enjoys working with entrepreneurs and micro-business owners to help them profitably grow their businesses. In addition, Jeff is called on by CPA  and consulting firms, lawyers, investors, banks, boards of directors, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and individual executives and professionals who retain him for projects involving accounting and financial management issues, ethics violations, business disputes, litigation, forensic accounting, and distressed or under-performing businesses.

  • About this workshop (session #1):

Why accounting is so important to any organization

Understanding the three major financial statements

Options for establishing and maintaining a cost-effective accounting system

 The difference between tax accounting and managerial accounting

  • What to bring: 

Pad/pencil & laptop

(not required): Bring any printouts or online versions of company financial statement, chart of accounts, general ledger (off of QuickBooks, Xero, or another package) and/or copies of short or long-term budgets/forecasts


Key Components of a Strong Accounting System

Feb 11th, 2016   Workshop with Jeff Moore 

9:30am-11:30am in our Terrace Studio

Jeff Moore is a solo-practitioner CPA and business consultant with over 37 years of professional experience. His virtual accounting firm, J.E. Moore, CPA provides outsourced bookkeeping, accounting, and CFO/Controllership services to start-up to $500 million/year businesses. He especially enjoys working with entrepreneurs and micro-business owners to help them profitably grow their businesses. In addition, Jeff is called on by CPA  and consulting firms, lawyers, investors, banks, boards of directors, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and individual executives and professionals who retain him for projects involving accounting and financial management issues, ethics violations, business disputes, litigation, forensic accounting, and distressed or under-performing businesses.

  • About this workshop (session #2):

Properly designed chart of accounts

 Efficient processes, procedures, and internal controls

Timely, accurate, and comprehensive reporting

Adequate management analysis and response

  • What to bring: 

Pad/pencil & laptop

(not required): Bring any printouts or online versions of company financial statement, chart of accounts, general ledger (off of QuickBooks, Xero, or another package) and/or copies of short or long-term budgets/forecasts


Managing Cash, Your Organization's Life Blood

Feb 25th, 2016   Workshop with Jeff Moore 

9:30am-11:30am in our Terrace Studio

Jeff Moore is a solo-practitioner CPA and business consultant with over 37 years of professional experience. His virtual accounting firm, J.E. Moore, CPA provides outsourced bookkeeping, accounting, and CFO/Controllership services to start-up to $500 million/year businesses. He especially enjoys working with entrepreneurs and micro-business owners to help them profitably grow their businesses. In addition, Jeff is called on by CPA  and consulting firms, lawyers, investors, banks, boards of directors, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and individual executives and professionals who retain him for projects involving accounting and financial management issues, ethics violations, business disputes, litigation, forensic accounting, and distressed or under-performing businesses.

  • About this workshop (session #3):

Basics of budgeting and financial forecasting

Using a 13-week cash forecasting tool

I'm out of cash! What do I do?

  • What to bring: 

Pad/pencil & laptop

(not required): Bring any printouts or online versions of company financial statement, chart of accounts, general ledger (off of QuickBooks, Xero, or another package) and/or copies of short or long-term budgets/forecasts


Upcoming Workshops:

March 2016: The Bare (Legal) Basics of Starting a Creative Business with Jessi Patton

 


January 20th, 2016: 5 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs for Success with Casey Graham 

January 20th, 2016: 5 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs for Success with Casey Graham