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Professional Development: The Business of the Arts

On Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 5:00pm ArtsWestchester presents a workshop addressing some of the unique challenges that artists face.  Feel  free to bring questions for discussion, and take the opportunity to network and mingle with your fellow artists.

Introduction by Wiley Harrison
Business Of Your Business, LLC

Lead Speaker: Kim Jacobs, Community Capital NY

Discussion Topics include:

  • What does a business plan look like for an artist?
  • How do you value your work?
  • What financing options are available to you?

Where: ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenuve, 9th Floor, White Plains, NY 10601

Kim Jacobs is the Executive Director of Community Capital New York, the largest nonprofit SBA microfinance lender in the region, a position she has held for 26 years.  Community Capital provides loans up to $50,000 to start up and emerging small businesses and provides over 3000 hours annually of business training, technical assistance and mentoring.  In addition, Community Capital provides flexible, innovative financing to developers of affordable housing and to not for profit agencies.  Under her leadership, Community Capital has been awarded $1 million from the NYS Regional Economic Development initiative to provide loan capital to small businesses and has also been awarded a PRIME grant by the US Small Business Administration for a program launching in Mt. Vernon this fall to assist minority business owners. 



Deadline 12/3/2015
Contact Name Susan Abbott
Contact Email sabbott@artswestchester.org