2016-12-09T11:01:20ZFind out more about starting a paper craft business. Paper crafts are more than just origami or paper mache. A relatively inexpensive start-up craft business it includes greeting cards, wallpaper, lampshades and bookbinding.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZWhen thinking about collage, the first thing that pops into many heads is that collage is a paper craft. Certainly many wonderful pieces of collage art and craft are created using paper. However, collage technically involves combining any type of material that is the same. Therefore, in addition to paper collage artists can use other raw materials such as fabric, metal or wood. Collage using a mixture of materials is referred to as 'assemblage'.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZIf you have even one employee for your arts and crafts business, you have to submit Form 941 four times a years. While this form is pretty easy to fill out once you do it a few times, it can be confusing the first time you tackle the job. This article gives simple, easy-to-follow instructions on how to fill out Form 941: Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZAn important first step when deciding whether to go ahead with a business idea, is whether you'll turn a profit. Breakeven point analysis helps you make this determination as it shows you how much you'll need to sell at a certain price to cover your costs.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZFind out the difference between collage, assemblage and papier mache.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZPaper mache is one example of paper crafts. Dating back to AD 200, this type of craft is inexpensive and easy to learn. Plus, it can be incorporated into other arts and crafts designs to add surface interest. Find out the basics of making paper mache.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZYour objective is to price your crafts so that you make a reasonable profit while not pricing yourself out of the market. It can be an art. Find out how variable and fixed costs plus perceived value factor into the equation.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZAre you a part-time artist or crafter wondering if there is any limit under which you don't have to record your income from selling your arts and crafts items? An arts and crafts reader posed this question - find out the answer! Also discussed are garage sales and self-employment tax.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZIf your arts and crafts business is a corporation you file Form 1120 to report your taxable income. Find out about Schedule J and K which you use to calculate your federal income tax and answer basic questions about your business.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZLearn 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 prepare an income statement regardless if they are sole proprietorships, partnerships or corporations.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZWhich type of arts and crafts company do you own? Depending on how you operate your business you can be a service, merchandising or manufacturing company – or any combination of the three.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZIf you operate as a sole proprietor, partnership, or S-Corporation to be able to write off your arts and crafts expenses, your work has to be regarded as a business rather than a hobby. Find out how to report arts and crafts revenue and expenses if you're deemed to be a hobby rather than a business. Page 2.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZWhen creating an overall marketing plan for your arts and crafts business, your first step is to identify your target market. Find out about four key target market elements to consider.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZIf you knit as a hobby and would like to turn your love of knitting into a profitable craft business, you may be afraid you'll never make a profit since it takes so long to knit a garment. To work around this problem, you may have to modify your knitting mindset somewhat. Check out my suggestions for transforming knitting from a hobby to a profitable craft business.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZOne of those many practical sides vying for your attention is keeping the books for your arts and crafts business. This article introduces you to bookkeeping and explains the basics of keeping the books for your arts and crafts business.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZThere 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 regularly review each one.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZLearn how to use jump ring pliers to securely attach jump rings to charms and jewelry. Using a simple two-step method makes sure your finished jump ring stays closed without soldering or using glue. You learn this technique making a St. Christoper surfer rubber necklace.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZUse these easy DIY instruction to make an adjustable bracelet knot so you can put it on and take it off easily. How to make a beaded string bracelet.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZInventory is probably one of the largest costs for your arts and crafts business. This cost is initially classified as a current asset on the balance sheet. As you use it to make arts and crafts items and sell them to customers, the cost moves to the income statement. Find out how to account for your arts and crafts inventory regardless if you are a retailer or manufacturer.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZIf you're starting a new arts and crafts business, learn how to pick a business name, choose a website domain name, and write a tagline to promote it.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZOne method of jewelry making uses a hot torch to join pieces of metal using solder. Soldering is one of the most basic techniques in jewelry making, but also one of the hardest to master. Learn about the basics of soldering including jewelry making resources.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZMaking resin jewelry charms is quick, easy and inexpensive. This article shows you how to use two-part epoxy resin to make a resin pendant.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZWondering what exactly goes into inventory and how to account for it? Find out about inventory items for retail and manufacturing inventory.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZHandling the tax obligations of self-employed arts/crafts businesses can be confusing. Federal, state and local government can assess taxes. These taxes can show up in the form of income, sales, and use taxes. Find out more about the different type of self-employment taxes and which ones you may be liable for.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZSole proprietorships report items of income and expense on Schedule C. Gross income consists of revenue and cost of goods sold. Find out how to calculate gross income and fill out Part 1 of the form Schedule C.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZThinking about starting a knitting craft business? Your primary objective is to make sure you can make a profit while turning your love of knitting into a craft business. This article contains my tips on starting a knitting business from selecting knitting patterns to finding knitting resources.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZIt's easy to understand the need to know the schedule of available arts and crafts shows within local driving distance. Many artists and crafters enjoy and find it profitable to exhibit at shows, but would prefer to do it locally. There is sound rational in that decision if you are a new artist or crafter or are just doing it part-time. Here are my suggestions on how to find local arts and crafts show.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZUsing the right recipe and process, it's fairly easy to add color to brass and copper. Find out how to oxidize metals to add a colorful patina using cat litter and other household items.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZIt may be impossible to please all your customers but you can increase customer satisfaction and decrease returns by including a complete product description for every item you sell. This is especially true for items you sell on the internet since your customer won't be able to see the art or craft product in person prior to purchase. Check out these examples of arts and crafts product descriptions.
2016-12-09T11:01:20ZUse this list of the steps to take before starting a craft business. Learn quick tips about each step so you can begin your new enterprise smartly.