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Starting a Paper Craft Business

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

Find 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.



Essential Materials for Collage Making

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

When 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'.



How to Fill Out Form 941 Employer's Quarterly...

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

If 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.



What It Means When Business Revenues Are Equal...

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

An 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.



Difference Between Collage, Assemblage and...

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

Find out the difference between collage, assemblage and papier mache.



Basic Paper Mache Techniques for Beginners

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

Paper 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.



6 Tips to Help You Make Money from a Crafting...

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

Your 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.



Finding Out If Casual Income Subject to Income...

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

Are 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.



Walking Through Form 1120 Schedule J and K

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

If 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.



Learn the Basics of Preparing an Income Statement

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

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 prepare an income statement regardless if they are sole proprietorships, partnerships or corporations.



Learn About the Three Types of Arts and Crafts...

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

Which 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.



How to Pay Taxes on an Arts and Crafts Business

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

If 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.



Four Keys Facts to Consider About Arts and...

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

When 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.



How To Turn Your Knitting into a Business

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

If 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.



Keeping the Books for Your Arts and Crafts...

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

One 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.



The 3 Different Types of Financial Statements

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

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 regularly review each one.



Learn How to Use Jump Ring Pliers

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

Learn 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.



Easy Instructions for Making an Adjustable...

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

Use 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.



Accounting for Arts and Crafts Inventory

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

Inventory 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.



How to Choose the Best Name for an Arts and...

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

If 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.



3 Tips for Soldering Jewelry Crafts

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

One 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.



Preserve Your Favorite Photos in This DIY Resin...

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

Making resin jewelry charms is quick, easy and inexpensive. This article shows you how to use two-part epoxy resin to make a resin pendant.



Introduction to Inventory

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

Wondering what exactly goes into inventory and how to account for it? Find out about inventory items for retail and manufacturing inventory.



Tax Advice for Self-Employed Arts and Crafts...

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

Handling 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.



How to Calculate Schedule C Gross Income

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

Sole 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.



Love to Knit? Turn It into a Profitable Business

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

Thinking 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.



Searching for Local Arts and Crafts Shows

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

It'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.



The Surprisingly Easy Way to Color Metal with...

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

Using 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.



Examples of Arts and Crafts Product Descriptions

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

It 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.



10 Steps You Need to Take Before You Start a...

2016-12-09T11:01:20Z

Use 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.