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In this category, we will discuss what it really takes to effectively run a business. We will give you strategies to articulate your vision and fuel it, plan and organize, track your business income and expenses, embrace your expertise, determine costs and the right price to ask, effectively handle customers and clients and understand the difference between the two, and avoid burn out. Our goal is to help you increase your confidence and maximize your return.

March 26, 2018

Finding, prepping and painting a piece of furniture is the easy part!  Many furniture painters find selling their pieces the real challenge.  Utilizing the internet and social media for selling can be a big boost to small businesses.

Not all sites are created...

October 8, 2017

As a business owner you need to pay attention to taxes throughout the year, not just at tax time. It is important to know the rules and requirements. You also need to get yourself organized, keep records & receipts.

You can also hire a professional to hel...

October 5, 2017

Do you have a Business or a Hobby?

For some it is hard to determine, so let's define the terms before we get started;

busi·ness

ˈbiznəs/

noun

   1. a person's regular occupation, profession, or trade.

   2. the practice of making one's living by engaging in commerce....

October 1, 2017

Here are a few tips to help make your posts more effective. You don't have to be a novelist or a professional photographer but the 2 most important things to do are;

spell-check & stage in a clean/well lit environment.

These tips will help you create posts that are...

August 25, 2017

Most furniture painters are creative, innovative, ambitious, talented, and... terrible at keeping their financial records!

Owning a furniture painting business isn’t rocket science as far as keeping books but it does require some time and effort.  Many of us are small...

August 22, 2017

Owning any type of business puts us in a position to “do good” within our community.  Having a furniture painting business gives us a unique opportunity to share our talent while doing community service to help others.

In my community there are several thrift...

July 23, 2017

At the end of March, 2017 I was a member of many different furniture painting groups on Facebook. I enjoyed most groups and really appreciated seeing the work of my fellow artisans.  The suggestions, comments and advice given was uplifting to me as a home-based paintin...

July 23, 2017

One of the most important things we must do in a furniture painting business is give good

customer service. We are artists and hope that everyone loves what we do, when we do it! 

But, we know that’s not always the case. 

We also value “word-of-mouth” advertising, r...

June 29, 2017

Many small business furniture painters face obstacles because they live in rural and less populated areas. I totally understand this struggle. We raised our family in a small, rural community called Mud Lake, Idaho. There were only 150 kids in our high school! It was a...

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