This class isn’t for hedge fund managers, capital investors, or bankers. This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take their music career (or music interest) and turn it into a business. Are you ready to get started? Do you have a business idea? In this course, we will focus on the first steps any business venture: Startup. We will use the real-world experiences of the award-winning instructor and university professor Dr. Jason Allen. But don’t be worried – Dr. Allen is best known around campus for keeping things simple, accessible, and useful.
This is the first part of a multiple-course series.
In this course, we will focus the entire course on the steps to start a business. First, we will focus on the advantages and concerns of new businesses, specifically in the arts. Next, we will walk through the different types of businesses – from corporations, to family businesses, to nonprofit organizations. Most importantly, we will learn what is best for your business, and walk through the step-by-step process to setup and register your business. Last, we will walk through the steps needed to create your most essential founding document: the operating agreement.