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B-SIDE SESSION: Money Management for the Musician

Updated: Oct 25, 2019

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25th, 2019 // 7pm-8:30pm Third Coast Recording Company // Grand Haven, MI $5 tickets available online or at the door (all proceeds benefit Lakeshore Music Academy, 501c3)

GET EMPOWERED to rock your music career. Learn about how you can take control over your finances as an independent musician. You'll learn the answers to questions like...

What can I write off? Should I have a DBA for my music business? How can I budget with a flexing income? How do I build credit or prove income when I'm self-employed? and MUCH MORE! Plus, stick around for Q&A with the pros!


MICHELLE HANKS Michelle is a self proclaimed "tax geek." After making a living as a performing musician and working in a number of administrative and bookkeeping positions in Texas, With an extensive background in the business world as a CFO and CPA, she made the decision to return to her true love and passion: helping small businesses and individuals. Michelle co-owns Seven Steps Up Live Music & Event Venue with her husband and can be often be found behind the mixing board providing sound for many of the concerts in the venue. She is also is President of a non-profit organization Courtyard Concerts / Summer Sessions Waterfront Concert Series she co-founded with her husband.

STEPHANIE BELCHER With an incredible knack for numbers and a gift for communication, Steph Belcher is one of Michigan's most sought-after business managers. Ms. Belcher became fluent in the language of financial management after spending nearly two decades working in artist management, booking, promotions, and marketing. She’s also served as a financial educator, marketing and economics entrepreneur, and small business tax preparer. She also teaches Self-Employment Skills and leads the Music Industry Studies Club at DIME Detroit, where she is the MIS Area Coordinator. She prepares tax returns at the Livonia CPA firm Cole, Newman, and Duran, CPA's and is the treasurer of the Women's Council for Art - Michigan.

CHRIS BOTA Guitarist of Desmond Jones and bookkeeper specializing in self-employed musicians.

CIA SEGERLIND Financial Representative at Cia Segerlind - Northwestern Mutual in Grand Haven, specializing in self-employed individuals.

*** PARTNERS FOR THIS EVENT: This Is A Good Sound Purchase Productions Bear Mark Productions Walk The Beat Third Coast Recording Company Crooked Tree Creative + TBA

Parking for this event is across the street in the KofC parking lot.

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