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Don’t Miss Out on the Accounting Magic Workshops and Free Accounting Fridays

DNEP will lead four accounting workshops in 2023-2024 in the community at Detroit partner sites to help businesses establish strong financial practices and get investment-ready. No application is required, but registration is required.

In today’s fiercely competitive business landscape, being “bankable” is essential, whether you seek traditional loans, venture capital, or alternative financing. The Accounting Magic workshops equip small business owners with the knowledge, tools, and strategies needed to attract investment and secure capital for growth. Registration will be required; dinner provided. Registration links to follow.

Accounting Magic Workshop Dates:

  1. Thursday, November 9 from 6-8pm at TechTown, 440 Burroughs St., Detroit. Register here
  2. Monday, November 20 from 6-8pm at Eastside Community Network, 14711 Mack Ave., Detroit (Note: this is a repeat of 11/9). Register here
  3. Thursday, February 8 from 6-8pm at Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, 19120 Grand River Ave., Detroit
  4. Monday, February 19, 2024 from 1-3pm at Jefferson East, Inc., 14300 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit (Note: this is a repeat of 2/8)

If you have questions on how to set up and use your accounting software, prepare and interpret your business’ financial statements, or need some help applying for a loan or grant, Free Accounting Fridays are a great resource to get accounting help. Book 1:1 biweekly coaching from our student accounting consultants from the Ross Business School and Ford School of Public Policy. Students are supervised by career CPAs affiliated with Ernst & Young.

Priority scheduling for 1:1 coaching will be offered to business owners/non-profit leaders who attend an Accounting Magic workshop.

The team includes:

Ricardo Peres Da Silva
Workshop Leader and Accounting Consultant
Ricardo is an undergraduate junior at the Ross School of Business who runs his own small business teaching kids how to swim on the side.

Lingfeng Zeng

Workshop Leader and Accounting Consultant
Lingfeng is in the last year of his Masters of Public Policy program at the Ford School of Public Policy.

Paul Steih, CPA

Executive-in-Residence, DNEP
Paul is a retired Global Client and assurance partner at Ernst & Young with a passion for sharing his decades-long accounting expertise to coach and mentor others.

Will Love, CPA

Executive Mentor, DNEP
As a Detroit resident, Will Love is an assurance partner at Ernst & Young and an active member of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Network.