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By Ada Lio

Updated Articles and Resources
  • Introduction to Freelance Service Fiverr Created: Sunday, May 12, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Need help with your arts and crafts business and are on a tight budget? You may find a great freelancer for $5 at Fiverr. Find out about this online service matching jobs with contractors for a coo...
  • Preparing a 1099-MISC Created: Sunday, January 24, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    If you paid a non-corporate entity more than $599.99 for services provided to your arts and crafts business in 2009, you'll need to issue them a Form 1099-MISC. The Form 1099-MISC has to be issued ...
  • Pop-Up Shops Created: Saturday, May 07, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    A pop-up shop is a short term retail space that appears seemingly out of nowhere, quickly drawing in customers,and then disappears when the optimal selling season is over. While you'll see large re...
  • Networking While Teaching Arts and Crafts Classes Created: Sunday, December 19, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    A reader ask: I will be teaching a jewelry making class at a very popular non-profit adult learning center in a large metropolitan area. How can I use this as platform for networking? From your Abo...
  • Business Registration Guidelines for Your Arts and Crafts Business Created: Sunday, December 20, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    If you’re a brand new arts and crafts business owner, you may be wondering if you need to register your business. The answer to this question depends on your individual business and where yo...
  • Five Types of Inventory Created: Sunday, December 20, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
    Your arts and crafts business will have a merchandise inventory if you operate a retail shop. Otherwise your inventory will consist of raw materials, work in process and finished goods.
  • Preparing an Income Statement Created: Sunday, November 01, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
    Learn how to prepare an income statements. Find out about the three major sections which are revenue, cost of goods sold and general and administrative expenses. All types of business entities prep...
  • 10 Steps to Follow Before You Start a Crafts Business Created: Saturday, March 28, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
    A list of the steps to take before starting a craft business and quick tips about each step.
  • The Five Types of Crafts Created: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
    All crafts can be broken down into five major headings: textile, paper, decorative, fashion and functional. Check out the list below and you may have an ‘aha!’ moment. Sometimes we&rsq...
  • How to Make an Adjustable Bracelet Knot Created: Sunday, June 03, 2012 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
    Easy DIY instruction for making an adjustable bracelet knot. The adjustable knot lets the bracelet get larger so that it's easy to put on and with a pull of the bracelet cords, smaller so it has a ...
  • The Three Types of Financial Statements Created: Saturday, June 20, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
    There are three types of financial statements: income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows. Each one serves a different purpose and contains different information. You should regu...
  • Understanding Fixed and Mixed Cost Behavior for Arts and Crafts Businesses Created: Monday, August 22, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    This article explains fixed and mixed costs. Fixed costs remain the same no matter if you make one or one million arts and crafts products. Mixed costs can fluctuate somewhat. Find out more about f...
  • Four Ways to Protect Your Arts/Crafts Intellectual Property Created: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Learn the difference between copyrights, trademarks, patents and licensing - four ways you can protect your intellectual property from theft.
  • Walking Through the Equity Section of the Balance Sheet Created: Sunday, October 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Equity shows the combined total of your investment in the business. Another term for equity is net assets, which is the difference between assets, which are resources a company owns, and liabilitie...
  • Resin Arts and Crafts Created: Friday, March 09, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Learn about resin arts and crafts made from a two-part epoxy. While many jewelry artists use resin, it is a great medium for sculpting, mixed media and painting. Find out about resin basics and art...
  • Using Celebrity Images for Commerical Resale Created: Sunday, June 06, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Using an image of a celebrity for an arts or crafts product will more than likely involve copyright and model release issues. Find out the basic facts of using a celebrity image to sell your product.
  • How to Report Home Office Expenses - Preparing Form 8829 Created: Sunday, September 12, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    One area of confusion when deducting business related expenses is office in the home. Find out how to prepare the tax return Form 8829 allowing business related expenses. This article talks about t...
  • Suggestions for Dealing with Difficult Customers Created: Sunday, June 13, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    Difficult craft show shoppers come in two basic varieties: time wasters and profit cutters with many variations on those two themes. When working at craft shows, what are some of the difficult cust...
  • Finding Arts and Crafts Supplies - Buying Craft Supplies Wholesale Created: Friday, October 02, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    Finding great, reliable vendors is one of your first steps in starting an arts and crafts business. You have to know how much your vendors are going to charge you for the art or crafts supplies bef...
  • Etsy Advice for Newbies Created: Saturday, July 11, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    Like any marketing venture for your arts/crafts business the time and effort you put into it most likely will be reflected in your sales. Any experienced Etsians out there willing to share some tip...
  • ArtFire.com Online Marketplace Created: Friday, July 10, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    ArtFire.com - is the free listing service the best thing since sliced bread? Has anyone taken advantage of the list 12 items free shop? If so, any feedback and would you considering converting from...
  • Holding a Cooperative Craft Show Created: Thursday, July 09, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    Have you ever organized a cooperative craft show? If you have, would you say the amount of sales made the work involved to get it up and running worthwhile?
  • Booth Picture Policy Created: Thursday, July 09, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    Many art/crafts show exhibitors do not allow photographs of their booth or merchandise by attendees. This ties into the theft of our intellectual property. What's your position on this issue? As an...
  • What Type of Business Entity do You Prefer? Created: Thursday, July 09, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    The sole proprietorship is the easiest type of business entity to maintain. Yet many artists and crafters opt to incorporate or form a partnership. Which type of business entity works best for you ...
  • How to Find Arts and Crafts Supplies Created: Friday, October 02, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    Finding great,reliable vendors is one of your first steps in starting an arts and crafts business. Without knowing how much your vendors are going to charge you for the art or crafts supplies you u...
  • Etsy Standards of Handcrafting Created: Sunday, October 17, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    Do you have an Etsy.com shop? If so, what do you think about the quality and prices of items sold by other shops? Post your opinion on the topic of whether or not Etsy.com allowing vendors to open ...
  • Suggestions for Dealing with Procrastination Created: Saturday, June 16, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    Procratination is a thief of time, income and expansion. When faced with procrastination that gets out of control, how do you get your arts and crafts design process back on track?
  • Etsy Handcrafting Standards Created: Sunday, October 17, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    Users Answers on the topic of Etsy Handcrafting Standards. I've recently heard from a crafter that they feel that while Etsy is a great site, they are providing a source for places like Taiwan and ...
  • Find the Supplies You Need for Your Arts or Crafts Projects Created: Saturday, March 27, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    Sometimes I sketch out a great new addition to my arts and crafts product line only to find the raw materials to make it are difficult to find. Then I'll go to a seminar or trade show, connect with...
  • Find the Supplies You Need for Your Arts or Crafts Projects Created: Saturday, March 27, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    Sometimes I sketch out a great new addition to my arts and crafts product line only to find the raw materials to make it are difficult to find. Then I'll go to a seminar or trade show, connect with...
  • Summer 2010 Arts and Crafts Shows - Calls for Entry Created: Saturday, February 13, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    Marketing your crafts at local, regional and national crafts shows is one way to sell your crafts retail and promote your e-commerce site. Keep current with summer call for entries and all the deta...
  • Summer 2010 Arts and Crafts Shows - Calls for Entry Created: Saturday, February 13, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    Marketing your crafts at local, regional and national crafts shows is one way to sell your crafts retail and promote your e-commerce site. Keep current with summer call for entries and all the deta...

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