October 20, 2017

Before you throw it out, ask yourself, can it be repurposed or up cycled?

Upcycling & Repurposing have been around for centuries. Yet they seem to be the latest fad. 

I can recall my Great-Great Grandfather, Lawrence Churchill, saying, "Waste makes haste."...

October 17, 2017

You've got your EIN, Insurance, Business License, etc taken care of & you're thinking about opening a shop.

Ask yourself quesions;

Who? What? Where? When? How? Why?

WHO do you want to be your market audience/customers/clients?

WHO will your business attract?


October 16, 2017

As Artisans we love to create a unique refinished piece of furniture. 

But as artisans we wear many hats!

We are consumers - we find a pieces, paints, supplies, etc to purchase

We are contractors- we make repairs, at times make pieces, sand, etc

We are cleaners- we prep an...

October 13, 2017

As a furniture painters we like to remove all hardware, drawers and doors from each piece we paint.  This gives us nice, clean, professional finish and is really makes painting the piece much easier. 

One problem we were encountering was having the doors fit back o...

October 12, 2017

When thinking about creating your business name, you want it unique to you/your business! 

The right name can make your business the talk of the town! 

And word of mouth will always be the best & cheapest form of advertising. So you need to make your business name w...

October 10, 2017

Have you thought about creating a SHOP section on your FB Business Page?

If not, the time is now, because FB has added Business Page Shops to their Marketplace. And that means additional exposure for your business!

*Be sure to see the bottom portion of this blog for scre...

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 6, 2017

Are you thinking about starting a business?

(If you are selling for profit and not just a hobby then you need start thinking about forming a business/business entity. See my previous BLOG; Business vs Hobby)

Have you thought about what Business Entity is best for y...

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;




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

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

October 2, 2017

When you have a Facebook Business Page it is important to utilize the tools provided. Insights are a FREE tool that Facebook offers & provides valuable information. When using your pc and on your business FB Page you can access Insights at the top navigation bar. Once...

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