The first edition was a Selection of
Crafter's Choice Book Club
in there! Home business expert Barbara Brabec seems to have encapsulated
everything she has learned in more than 20 years of operating
and writing about home-based businesses into this user-friendly
volume. This book will remain on my desk to be used as a reference,
along with my AP Stylebook and dictionary. I recommend you keep
the book handy as well."
- Bernadette Finnerty, former editor, The
does indeed understand the just plain puzzlements of everyday
self-employed business lifewhether related to crafts or
not. The information is truly a boon to even the experienced.
One hundred percent serious? Not quite. Brabec gleefully reports
useful from-the-front stories, and she doesn't hesitate
to express some rather strong opinions." - Barbara Jacobs, Booklist
. . . A highly informative, practical and authoritative compendium
of information . . . a sound information base that will enhance
the reader's ability to operate at a profit and succeed in today's
diverse and highly competitive marketplace." - Midwest
"This comprehensive reference book is both informative and
encouraging, enlivened with human interest stories about problem
solving and anecdotes of running businesses. Armed with this handy
guide, even the most timid beginner will be able to successfully
step into unknown territory: the home-business experience."
- Montclair Craft Guild
and interesting . . . a handy reference. - The
SMALL SAMPLING of some of the hundreds of questions this
local, state and federal laws and regulations apply to craft sellers?
(And what happens if I break them?)
I really need a separate checking account for a small homebased
kind of books do I have to keep to meet IRS requirements?
home-business expenses can I deduct on my Schedule C form? Should
I hire my spouse or children?
are my chances of getting a loan for my homebased business?
can I collect on bad checks and unpaid invoices?
much will my sales increase if I offer charge card services to
my customers? Are the extra costs worth it?
can I tell if my prices are right for the wholesale markets
I want to reach?
the Internet an effective marketing outlet for artists and craft
sellers? Should I set up a Web Site?
do craft malls and rent-a-space shops operate and what costs
are involved in this type of selling?
the difference between a copyright, patent and trademark, and
what do I really need?
it okay to make items for sale from patterns found in magazines
if I sell only a few things?
the profit potential of a crafts or home-business newsletter?
can I get my craft or needlework designs and projects published
in books or magazines?
THE ANSWERS YOU NEED! ORDER THIS BOOK TODAY FROM
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