Training

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Training or learning something new is probably not something you either have the time or money to do.  I completely understand.  As a woman bootstrapping a business, while working full-time, while raising children, while paying for kids in college, I completely understand the sentiment.

What I also understand, is that you need to invest in yourself and your ability to run a successful business.

I attended a conference and one of the speakers stated we needed to invest 10% of our business revenue on training (or maybe it was income).  Whichever one of these applies, use it.

Think about it, 10% of our income should be reinvested into ourselves!  Continue reading “Training”

Free Training Available For Creatives

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Your business is important to you and you know how important it is keep up with your professional training as well as creating goals for your business.  You want to make this your best year ever. 

You may be like most people right now and not have a whole lot of money left after the holidays for training.  A great resource for free and/or inexpensive training for your creative business is Creative Live. Continue reading “Free Training Available For Creatives”

Setting Your Business Goals for the New Year

Business Goals

We all know January is all about setting and breaking new year’s resolutions.  According to US News and World Report, 80% of people have stopped working on their resolutions by mid-February.

This isn’t about resolutions, this is about setting and working on the goals you have for your business.  You do have goals, don’t you?

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Do these five things today for your business

Do these five things to get your business set up.

  • Decide what type of business you are going to be.  If you are a solo creative entrepreneur, you can choose between being a sole proprietor and filing your taxes on your personal tax return with a Schedule C.  If you have one or more partners, you can’t be a solo proprietor, but you can choose to be a partnership and file partnership returns.  The last option for either individuals or partnerships are to file paperwork with your state to become a LLC or corporation.  A quick google search will get you to the correct website for your state.  

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Small Business

We realize you only want to be creating, we would rather be creating too, but you are also running a business.

We are working on a series of articles related to running your creative business.  These will include articles about setting up your business, protecting your rights as a creative, collecting sales tax, planning for year-end, creating social media posts, etc.

Continue reading “Small Business”

We realize you only want to be creating, we would rather be creating too, but you are also running a business.

We are working on a series of articles related to running your creative business.  These will include articles about setting up your business, protecting your rights as a creative, collecting sales tax, planning for year-end, creating social media posts, etc.

Continue reading “Small Business”