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Community Business Workshop: Accounting Basics -Get Your Books Right in 2020

Whether you’re bootstrapping or investment-backed, pre-revenue or turning a profit, just started up or have been operating for years, there are steps you need to take to stay on top of your finances, maintain compliance, and establish or maintain a strong foundation. In this workshop, we’ll cover how to implement an accounting system that will grow with your company, creating an effective payment collection process, staying on top of your tax obligations, financial statements, and more. 

Prior to joining Accion Chicago as Director of Coaching and Connections, Rowan Richards founded Assemblize, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on Impact Investment opportunities in Chicago. Rowan also taught a Personal and Career Development class at Roosevelt University. Much of Rowan’s experience in the social impact space came from launching The Stewards Market in 2006 and leading it full time since 2010. Prior to 2010, Rowan was a senior trader at Marquette Partners, L.P., with nine years of experience in the domestic and international futures industry.

The Community Business Workshop Series is a joint collaboration of Polsky Exchange, the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship and the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement. The goal of the series is to provide South Side businesses and entrepreneurs with substantive and actionable programming to grow and sustain their businesses. This series is intended for South Side community entrepreneurs looking for support and connections in starting up their small businesses. The Community Business Workshop Series is made possible with the generous support of Union Bank.

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