Most of us begin our businesses as one-person shows. We make our product, take the photos, make the listings on Etsy and answer the emails. And that’s great! Starting small (with as little debt as possible) is a good way to begin your business. You’re agile with your product, can test what’s working with your customers and get a hands-on feel for what needs to change. But at some point it may be wise to hire help so that you can grow and professionalize. Here’s how to know when.
Payroll services can keep you on track, keep you compliant, and save you time. Time card apps can help you and your employees and contractors keep track of their hours.
Payroll software is easy, affordable, and reliable. The right system can make sure that bringing on help will save you time instead of causing you headaches.
In the absence of a national platform for assessing craft teachers and class experience, show owners and event organizers are on their own for vetting instructors. Some best practices are emerging, especially as students’ expectations rise and professional teachers raise standards.
Even for small business owners an employee handbook is a tremendous resource. Here’s what you need to consider in creating one for your creative business!
The key to having a sustainable business (one that can survive anything life throws at you) is to plan for the stuff life throws at all of us.
Designers who create knitted or sewn garments often face the added challenge of finding and hiring models for photoshoots. It can be tough to find a model that has the right look, is experienced and at ease in front of the camera, and is also affordable. Read on for expert tips on how to do just that.
Knowing the difference between an independent contractor and an employee is an important protection for yourself and your business.
If you’re knee-deep in orders and way behind on just about everything, finding an intern who will work for experience instead of money might seem like an obvious answer. But bringing in help for your creative business, even temporarily, isn’t an endeavor you should enter into lightly.
Health insurance enrollment sounds as fun as taxes or going to the doctor. But it’s a necessary discomfort that can save you a lot of hassle.
Owning a business that both spouses work for can be wonderful. Here are some things to consider about this type of business relationship!