You produce your next masterpiece.
We’ll produce the financials behind it.

Creative Business was founded to bring financial literacy to the art world. We’ve since honed our expertise across a number of creative industry verticals, and have built specialized practice areas to serve clients in these sectors. 

Fine Art & Artists

The art industry has been a core specialty of Creative Business since its establishment in 2005. With her own background in fine arts, founder Jeanne Hardy has helped countless artists, galleries and art dealers successfully grow and achieve long-term financial sustainability.

  • Financial and tax strategy for fluctuating and non-traditional income streams 

  • Setup of financial systems and processes specific to the art world 

  • Incorporation of studio 

  • Hiring and HR best practices, and employee benefits administration 

  • Connection to network of advisors, attorneys, and CPAs who specialize in art, copyright and intellectual property 

  • Recommendation and review of insurance policies

Service & Consulting

Creative Business provides expert financial strategy and consulting for agencies and firms in the areas of design, architecture, advertising and public relations.

  • Financial and tax strategy for firms and partnerships 

  • Employee payroll, hourly wages and exemptions 

  • Independent contractor management 

  • Review and setup of billing systems


Creative Business specializes in financial and operations management for both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retail businesses.

  • Financial and tax strategy specific to retail businesses 

  • Review and setup of POS systems, e-commerce systems, shipping and fulfillment 

  • Inventory management and cash flow 

  • Employee/HR programs and benefits 

  • Compliance, insurance, and liability review

Design & Light Manufacturing

Creative Business offers its financial and operational expertise for businesses in the “maker” industry, serving growing companies in the fields of technology, fashion and product manufacturing.

  • Financial and tax strategy specific to manufacturing companies 

  • Supply chain management and cash flow 

  • Branded and private label products 

  • Goods and services management 

  • Wholesale

What our clients say…

“Owning a business that specializes in custom, made-to-order theatrical costumes presents unique challenges when trying to set pricing, project KPIs and metrics to gauge the profitability of the business. When Jeanne and her team at Creative Business came in, we felt paralyzed to make real strategic decisions with the outdated financial tools and reports we had been using. After our first meeting I knew that Jeanne understood our challenges and what needed to change. Over the course of a few months, Creative Business helped us overhaul the financial side of our business. They moved our outdated accounting system to Quickbooks, helped us create usable financial tools that guide our project planning and lay out the path to healthy profit margins. They also challenged us to think more strategically about our business in everything from staffing, to resources, to potential new revenue streams we never considered. We consider Jeanne and her team a critical piece to our business—even more so now in these challenging times.” 

—Michael Peck, Managing Director, Eric Winterling Inc.