July 28, 2017

What's the difference between being a Vendor, Renting a Booth & Consignment? 

VENDOR: AKA "supplier," a person or business that supplies goods or services to another. 

BOOTH RENTER: AKA "independent contractor," a person who leases space for a fee.

CONSIGNOR: Trading a...

July 26, 2017

Sooooooo many people name Time Management as their #1 issue when running a business.  Balancing business/kids/personal/family time can be quite the juggling act.  

Here's my suggestion for starting your time management.  It's easy to do, and a great habit you can s...

July 25, 2017

As furniture painters and artists we LOVE color! We love experimenting with different colors, often even mixing our own! We love combining colors. We love layering colors. We love accenting with colors. We love painting weird, bold, soft, loud, extreme, trendy, unusual...

July 25, 2017

So I’ve been working on this adorable vintage pink dresser, and just couldn’t find the 8 knobs I needed to make it look fabulous!  I searched on all the usual websites and BST sites, I was at a loss. The knobs I really, really, really wanted were over $8 each, plus shi...

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...

July 1, 2017

Hey there... boring but well deserved topic here... INSURANCE!

Have you thought about it? Do you realize what risks you're taking if uninsured/self insured? 

If you are a sole proprietor & do not have GL, you risk losing everything you/your spouse own along with future i...

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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