Venture Highway offers finance course aimed at creativesEntrepreneurial Support — By Melanie McIntyre on May 29, 2013 at 8:00 am
A new online course from Venture Highway is designed to teach accounting and financial concepts to a growing creative class of entrepreneurs who don’t have a finance or business school background.
The curriculum for the course, The Art of Finance, builds on the material introduced in Venture Highway’s Foundations of Entrepreneurship course. Planning and budgeting, financial controls, and taxes and recordkeeping are among the topics covered in the course.
“The Art of Finance is the logical next offering in our growing catalogue,” says Kevin Gadd, founder and CEO of Venture Highway. “This is a critical skill set every entrepreneur needs to be successful, regardless of entrepreneurial strengths or interests.”
The curriculum was developed by Elaine Grogan Luttrull, a certified public accountant and founder of Minerva Financial Arts, which offers financial consulting to artists and and arts organizations.
Luttrull is also the author of Arts and Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Non-Profits, and Other Members of the Creative Class.
“There are individuals who haven’t been exposed to, or purposely avoided, finance and accounting classes as part of their schooling,” Gadd says. “Elaine has a great way of presenting concepts in terms that take the fear out of the subject and make it accessible and understandable.”
To learn more about the Art of Finance course, visit VentureHighway.com/art-of-finance.
Melanie McIntyre served as editorial director of The Metropreneur from its launch in August 2010 to May 2013. She is also a featured writer for Columbus Underground and writes about fashion, style and pop culture on her blog, Thoroughly Modern Melly. Melanie is an Ohio State University graduate, lives in the Short North, and enjoys reading and running.
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