Art Smart For Business Creatives

Pursuing your art is one thing – managing the business side is another!

Part one of two seminars to help take control of your finances.

Missed the livestream? View the recorded seminar here:

This seminar will cover a spending plan for your artistic business and how it relates to your personal budget, why it’s important to compartmentalize your artistic business spending and your personal spending, and what information should be tracked for accurate tax reporting.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to separate your artistic business budget from your personal budget.
  • Tips for tracking income and expenses.
  • Essential information for accurate tax reporting.

About the presenter: Lisa Sretenovic, CPA/CITP/CGMA

Lisa is a business coach competent in accounting, finance, and management. She is also skilled in strategic planning/budgeting, analysis, process improvement, and training. As a result of her work in varied industries (public accounting/tax, professional practices, real estate investment, SaaS, telecommunications, manufacturing, hospitality, music production, and oil & gas), she possesses experience that is broad and allows knowledge application from one area to others. One of her strongest abilities is to communicate complex financial information in a language appropriate for the audience, from the board of directors to the IT department or the director’s assistant to the small business owner. Her specialties include financial consulting for small & start-up companies focusing on the business owner’s financial literacy and how that improves business growth. Lisa provides services to TALA member artists and arts organizations and is a past TALA board member.

This project is generously funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit

This project is supported in part by the City of Austin Economic Development Department.