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Tech Park Academy: Getting a Handle on Small Business Finances

  • Louisiana Technology Park 7117 Florida Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA, 70806 United States (map)

Small business finances does not have to be a mystery. It’s really a simple task of understanding how to read a Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cash Flows. You don’t have to prepare them (we do that).  You just have to “read and understand” them. I will show you some simple techniques so that you will “get a handle on Small Business Finances”.


Event Agenda:

  • 11:30: Registration & Lunch Starts

  • Noon: Program Begins

  • 1:00: Program Ends


About Thomas Cotten:

Thomas is the owner of a CPA Consulting and Tax Advisory practice.  He has over 30 years of experience counseling small and medium size businesses in the areas of business operations, finance, accounting and tax planning.

Thomas graduated cum laude and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1980 with a degree in Marketing and a concentration in Chemistry.  He represented the College of Business Administration for the ULL Alumni Award at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  After college, he worked for Olin Chemicals in chemical sales covering the Southern US Industrial Market.

In 1983, he completed additional course work in accounting from Louisiana State University (LSU) and obtained his CPA Certificate in 1984.   He worked in public accounting for several accounting firms including Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young.

Thomas is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants and is currently active in the following organizations:

Board Member - Louisiana Business & Technology Center

         Committee Member - LCPA Legislative Steering Committee

         Committee Member – State & Local Taxation Committee (SALT)


About Tech Park Academy:

Tech Park Academy is a monthly seminar hosted by the Louisiana Technology Park. We strive to bring you talented, knowledgeable professionals who have invaluable information to share. These events are accompanied by a catered lunch, which is included in the ticket price of $10. 

We hope to see you at this exclusive event!

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