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The Business of Being a Professional Artist: TOP 10 Things All Professional Artists Should Consider When Starting And Operating Their Businesses

  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S St, Sacramento, CA 95811

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The Business of Being a Professional Artist:
TOP 10 Things All Professional Artists Should Consider When Starting And Operating Their Businesses

with Anthony Garafola , Esq. 

  1. Importance of a Business Plan
  2. Selecting an Appropriate Business Structure – Sole Proprietorships v. Entities (Corporations and LLCs)
  3. Marketing Your Business
  4. Dealing with Government Regulations, Licenses and Permits
  5. Protecting Yourself with Enforceable Contracts
  6. Protecting Your Intellectual Property
  7. Private Art v. Public Art Issues
  8. Importance of Good Record/File Maintenance
  9. Establishing Relationships with Professional Advisors
  10. Estate Planning for Artists
This workshop will present an overview of the essentials aspects of starting and operating a small business, with a focus on issues that are most relevant to professional artists and their enterprises. Both new and established creative individuals will benefit from this presentation and are encouraged to attend.

PRESENTER: Anthony Garafola, Eq. is a Sacramento based business attorney and artist who regularly provides advice and counsel to a wide range of business, both large and small. In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Garafola has a broad range of practical business experience, having worked in the retail, telecommunications and construction-engineering industries prior to starting his own law firm. Mr. Garafola is a member of California Lawyers for the Arts' Advisory Board, is a panel attorney for California Lawyers for the Arts' Lawyer Referral Service, and frequently advises creative artists in his private practice


              


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