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Pentacle nextSteps is here for you – we’re ready to answer your questions!

The nextSteps Live Chat feature is live.

Live Chat is a FREE resource that enables artists to connect in real-time with a Pentacle Administrator to address their FISCAL needs and questions during Live Chat Office Hours. Each Live Chat session is up to 20 minutes for each day that Live Chat is online.

At this time, Live Chat will provide support for Fiscal-related needs and questions. If additional or more in-depth consultation is needed, a Pentacle Administrator will make service and resource recommendations.

Examples of Fiscal topics that Live Chat is currently able to support:

  • Audit Preparation
  • Assistance in implementing best business practices 
  • Bookkeeping Inquiries
  • Budget Review & Assistance
  • Cash flow management
  • Chart of Accounts Organization
  • Class Accounting streamlining
  • How to Create 1099/W2 Tax Forms
  • Payroll administration
  • Preparation & Presentation of financial statements
  • QuickBooks 101

Click on the purple button in the lower right corner to start your Live Chat.

nextSteps Live Chat Online Hours (Eastern Time):
Mondays: 12pm-4pm
Wednesdays: 10am-12pm & 4pm-6pm
Fridays: 10am-2pm

If you have technical issues, let us know by contacting us directly through

If you have other questions about Live Chat or requests for specific topics or online hours, please complete our nextSteps Live Chat request form.

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Pentacle’s nextSteps is supported, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Pentacle receives private support for nextSteps from the Booth Ferris Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the New York Community Trust.

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