Marian McDonald

Business Advisor

Marian McDonald is a tax and business advisor working with small to medium enterprises and in particular with small creative businesses. Marion commenced operating as Lifeline Business Services approx 20 years ago, providing accounting and taxation services to a wide range of small to medium sized enterprises. She works closely with a wide range of clients in varying stages of development, preparing full trading figures, VAT returns, completing PAYE & PRSI documentation and dealing with the day-to-day good business practices of enterprises. Marian developed Lifeline Business Training in 1997, devising a number of Programmes ranging from Start Your Own Business to Business Development, which are personalised to suit the individual requirements of the variety of small. She works regularly with the Design & Crafts Council or Ireland and Local Enterprise Offices.

Practical Clinic: Tax & Financial Advice
This clinic will be of particular interest to artists seeking financial advice on issues such as: self-employment; how to record and account for income and expenditure; any particular issues in your tax return and general tax advice. In order to get the most from your clinic please forward the following material in advance for review by the facilitator to by Monday 4th Sept.

Q.1 Please provide a web site or web link to your work
If you do not have a web site please forward 3 images of your work, max file size 500 mega bites per image
Please provide a short artists biography 200 – 250words
Q.2 Do you have a particular question in relation to the financial aspects of your practice that you would like to discuss with Marian?
If you have financial records or other documents that you would like Marian to look at please forward these in advance.
Any personal or financial information will be held in the strictest confidence.


September 15, 2017
Clinics – Morning 1 (VAI Members Only)
Speed Curating Rooms 1 and 2
09:30  -  10:50
Clinics – Morning 2 (VAI Members Only)
Speed Curating Rooms 1 & 2
12:10  -  13:00
Clinics – Afternoon 1 (VAI Members Only)
Speed Curating Rooms 1 & 2
14:10  -  14:50
Clinics – Afternoon 2 (VAI Members Only)
Speed Curating Rooms 1 & 2
16:10  -  16:50