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TDC Seminar Sessions


for Designers

Thursday 10th December 2020

4pm - 6pm
Live & Online


Session Overview

Good book-keeping is like good house-keeping. It helps to keep everything running smoothly and efficiently and keeps you (and your business) happy and healthy.

A solidly built financial system is like the engine room of any professional design business. Well-formulated book-keeping practices create the foundation for that financial engine.

Whether you tackle the day to day tasks yourself, or you outsource to a professional, it’s essential to have a good understanding of the basic principles of book-keeping.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the technical jargon used by accountants: debits and credits, ledgers, reconciliations, balance sheets….


So, we searched all over Australia to find someone who understands creatives and speaks our language! Our Seminar Session host Lauren Thiel comes from a creative background, but just so happens to also be good with numbers.

In this Seminar Session...

In this Seminar Session, we aim to explain the foundations for best book-keeping practices in a way that everyone will understand. During the session, we will investigate:

  • Best Book-Keeping practices for small business, including Lauren’s top tips.

  • Methods of record keeping, from manual (shoebox) to spreadsheets (Excel) and cloud-based software (Xero).

  • How to best outsource your book-keeping services, including what to look for in a book-keeper.

  • Good book-keeping habits.

  • Preparing for tax time, including best ways to maximise efficiency (and make EOFY less painful!)

  • Best ways of utilising book-keeping reports to truly understand the financial health of your business.


Date &

Thursday 10th December 2020



Hosted online via Zoom


Complimentary eBook summary


This seminar session is suitable for:

All levels of designers and decorators.


$60 per ticket


To secure your place in this Seminar Session, you need to be a member of TDC - it's free!


Katherine Schultz Photography

About Lauren

Lauren Thiel is founder of boutique accounting firm, The Real Thiel. A Chartered Accountant and Tax Agent, with a passion for the arts, Lauren is on a mission to educate, empower and motivate creative small business owners.


Lauren has a double degree in Tourism and Event Management, and Commerce, with a major in accounting, and spent her early years in the industry with KPMG Adelaide.


She founded her first Company, a dance school, at just 22, and today continues to contribute to the arts through her role as Treasurer, Board member and Festival Producer of the Cabaret Fringe Festival.


Lauren may very well be the only accountant we know who can also do the entire "single ladies" dance routine.

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