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Life on the Ledger: How to Make Your Works Add Up

Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Friday, January 25, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

Somerville, United States

Life on the Ledger: How to Make Your Works Add Up

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You were placed on this earth to express your creativity in wild and imaginative ways, NOT to balance a checkbook. But you realize you need at least one foot in the business door, and you don't want it to get stuck. Luckily, Rich Streitfeld can take some of the stress out of the numbers game, allowing you to devote more time to your craft. During this presentation Rich will cover some fundamental concepts to help you succeed in your creative venture – not quite without trying, but certainly without crying:

  • What can creatives deduct? 
  • Kickstarter and taxes. 
  • Should I incorporate? Become an LLC? 
  • Cash Flow! 
  • Keeping the books 
  • Sales tax blues 
  • Minimizing audit risk 
  • and lots of time for questions.

Reception immediately following the lecture.

Lecture is sponsored by Jesa Damora of FunnelCake Marketing and Karen Christians of Cleverwerx.

Class Goals:

Attendees will learn important business principles and skills necessary to financially succeed at their chosen craft.



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Instructor Biography

Rich Streitfeld


Rich Streitfeld is a CPA with a purpose.  His practice focuses on entrepreneurs, creatives and social enterprises – helping them thrive through tax planning, financial analysis and common sense.  Nicknamed “Zen mensch accountant” because of his background, Rich speaks about Arts and Business for national webinars and live audiences, and pioneered local presentations on same-sex financial planning.  Rich is a partner with ALSD, a firm with noted expertise in non-profits, and is the “host of network whimsy” at his home’s singular “Rebel HQ” art parties. He loves to promote his clients and is also a forensic accountant who uncovered embezzlement in his first audit; he has testified as an expert witness. You can find out more than you need to know about “Taxes a B-tch, call Rich!” on his company’s website or on his lively blog,


Event Time:

Lecture: Friday, January 25th, 6:30PM - 8PM

Have questions about Life on the Ledger: How to Make Your Works Add Up? Contact Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

When & Where

10 Tyler Street
Somerville, 02143

Friday, January 25, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.


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