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How (and Why) to Restore Your Computer's...

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Is your computer running slow? As a last-ditch effort consider restoring it to factory settings. Find out how to restore to factory settings and see a few alternatives to this extreme measure.



Learn How to Use Jump Ring Pliers

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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.



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

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

Learn how to pick a name for your new arts and crafts business. Find out about name recognition. Also discussed is picking out a name for your business that is descriptive of the type of art or craft you plan to market, taglines and picking out a website domain name.



Walking Through Form 1120 Schedule J and K

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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.



Writing a Good Product Description

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

Writing a good product description is an art. However, once you have a base for your arts or crafts product descriptions, it can be quickly modified for most of your other items. Most arts or crafts products descriptions require size, weight and material information. Find out how to write good arts and crafts product descriptions.



Basic Paper Mache Techniques for Beginners

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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.



Four Keys Facts to Consider About Arts and...

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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.



3 Types of Business Entities: Which Is Right...

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

Learn about sole proprietorships, corporations and flow throughs, which are the three different tyeps of business entities. When selecting a form of business entity, compare the tax, liability and management impacts of a sole proprietorship, corporation or flow through.



The 3 Different Types of Financial Statements

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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.



Keeping the Books for Your Arts and Crafts...

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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.



Easy Instructions for Making an Adjustable...

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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 snug fit.



6 Low-Cost Marketing Ideas for Artsy Businesses

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

Free and low cost advertising is always a good idea. Find out about different ways you can promote your arts and crafts business on the cheap.



Business Mileage Tax Deductions at Standard...

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

If you drive your car in the normal course of running your arts / crafts business you have two methods to choose from when figuring your business mileage tax deduction. This article discusses using the standard mileage rate.



How to Calculate Schedule C Gross Income

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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.



Guide to Using Licensed and Derivative Works In...

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

copyrights,copyright violations,derivative works, licensing



Essential Materials for Collage Making

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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'.



Using Celebrity Images for Commerical Resale

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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.



Searching for Local Arts and Crafts Shows

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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.



Preserve Your Favorite Photos in This DIY Resin...

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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.



Sample Chart of Accounts for an Arts or Crafts...

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

Learn how to prepare a chart of accounts. The Chart of Accounts report is a complete list of all the accounts you create for your business and their current balances. You can use these accounts to enter transactions to create various reports for determining profitability, cash liquidity, how much is due to you, and how much you owe.



How To Turn Your Knitting into a Business

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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.



Your Planning List for Starting Your Arts and...

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

Want to start an arts or crafts business? This business startup check sheet takes the mystery out of starting your business. It also reminds you of business start-up steps you may have forgotten about.



Selecting a Schedule C Activity Code for an...

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

When sole proprietors fill out a Schedule C to report business taxable income, they must include an activity code. Here is what you need to know.



5 Different Types of Crafts: Textile,...

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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’re just so busy doing the everyday tasks that make up our business that we forget there are other complimentary craft areas we can expand into.



Learn the Basics of Preparing an Income Statement

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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.



Finding Out If Casual Income Subject to Income...

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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.



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

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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.



Sell Online Wholesale Through Wholesalecrafts.com

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

Wholesalecrafts.com brings retailers and arts and crafts business owners together for arts and crafts business owners who want to sell online. For an annual fee crafters build a web marketing presence to showcase their arts and crafts products to interested retailers.



3 Tips for Soldering Jewelry Crafts

2016-09-27T11:01:34Z

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.