If you’re a member of USITT, you probably just got an email about a webinar series they’re hosting, BUSINESS OF THE BUSINESS. If you’re not a member, no worries. Here’s the skinny with links below for registration and becoming a member if you’re so inclined.
USITT’s Business of the Business Webinar series is geared to assist freelance theatre technicians as they embark on the world of business management.
FREELANCE PRICING & FINANCE WEBINAR
Presented by: Denise Lee, a member of the entrepreneurship faculty at Kent State University.
Bio: Denise is a CPA, a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded 5 companies, and the author of an entrepreneurial finance textbook to be published in 2019.
When: January 20, 5:00 PM
Course description: This course is designed for those intending to be self-employed or start their own small business. The course teaches the basics associated with pricing a product or service and determining how much product or service must be sold in order to generate a desired level of profit. The course also teaches the basics associated with determining and paying the required taxes on the profit generated.
At the end of the course, the student should know:
1) How to estimate the personal taxes due related to being self-employed or starting a small business.
2) When and how to pay the personal taxes due related to being self-employed or starting a small business.
3) How to properly price a product or service.
4) How to determine how much product or service must be sold in order to generate a desired level of before-tax and/or after-tax profit.
If you’re not a member of USITT, this is reason number #467 to become a member. Click here for details.
Disclaimer: I am a member of USITT and the Chair of the Chesapeake Section which represents the mid-Atlantic states. I do not receive monetary compensation for either position, I just think that this is a great opportunity for folks in the entertainment business.