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When Should You Hire Help?

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 and Time Clock Software

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.

Best Practices for Vetting Craft Instructors

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.

How to Hire a Model for Your Next Photo Shoot

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.

The Ins and Outs of Hiring an Intern for Your Creative 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.

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