Spoonflower to Offer Small Business Grants

Spoonflower, the Durham, North Carolina-based print-on-demand fabric company, has announced a new grant program for small businesses. Are you getting ready to launch, or do have a new product in mind? Are you preparing for a craft fair or big event? A Spoonflower small business grant will get you a $1,000 credit to use for custom fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap to help make your dream a reality.

A Taxing Endeavor: Navigating State Sales Tax in a Post-Wayfair World

img src=”/CIADecember2018/1218-taxing-endeavorE.jpg” class=”leftexcerpt”>“I love sales tax!” said no retailer ever. Sure, sales tax can fund good things, like better roads, but for most retailers, collecting and remitting sales tax is a real headache.

Blockchain’s Potential for Creative Industries

At some point in the past 10 years, you’ve surely heard about Bitcoin or blockchain. These new technologies are being hyped as potential cures for all sorts of problems, but it’s difficult to know whether to believe the hype without knowing what the heck these things even are.

Recorded Webinar: Smart Financial Planning for Craft Entrepreneurs

Mary Beth Storjohann, CFP® and Founder of Workable Wealth is a financial planner and accountability coach who helps clients across the country make smart, educated choices with their money. She focuses on working with entrepreneurs do personal and business financial planning. We’re excited to have Mary Beth join us for a frank discussion about money […]

Recorded Webinar: Vickie Howell on Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding projects are *the* wave of the creative financing future. What Uber did for ride sharing and Wikipedia has meant for information gathering, sites like Kickstarter are doing for entrepreneurs and artists. That is: encouraging individuals to reach out to their community to fulfill specific needs. Running a successful campaign to finance a project, however, […]

What You Need to Know about GDPR, the EU’s New Data Privacy Regulation

On May 25, 2018, the European Union will begin enforcing a new law, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) governing how companies collect and store user data. All businesses with customers in the EU will be affected. Maeri Howard explains what craft business owners need to understand about the new regulations.

The Art of Selling (or Buying) a Website

Buying and selling is definitely a viable option for many websites and can be a positive experience, but there’s some things to consider before you jump in.

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