Do The Math for the Juried Art Exhibit

Jim Carpenter Painting

An anonymous artist sent me an email with these stats. The painting she is sending to a juried art exhibition sells for $1200. Other fees involved – which don’t include material, labor, or office time – are:

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Organizing Financial Invoices and Receipts Electronically

2013 finances

If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to update your files to 2013. I thought I’d share how I organize my finances electronically to avoid finding more space for paper files. Here’s how my Finances e-file looked a couple of days ago.

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5-Step Income-Generating Plan for 2013

income generating plan for 2013

Decide now that you will make more money in 2013. You with me so far? Okay, so how are you going to do it? Let’s think through this. It’s never a bad idea to make more money, but your idea has more of a chance to become reality if you create a plan.

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How to Know It’s Time for a Change

©Gina Barry Harris, Joyful Tree. Acrylic on wood, 18 x 24 inches. Used with permission.

Change helps us innovate and become better leaders. I understand that change can be debilitating for many people. If you are open to change, there are two criteria I advise you to use when deciding whether change is necessary.

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Did You Find Any Surprises in Your Businesss Tracking?

finance-forcasting

Yesterday I encouraged you to track your business growth. Presumably, you’ve been doing some of this already. Deep Thought Thursday: What has surprised you in your tracking?

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Track Your Business Growth

My tracks at Nye Beach, OR. Photograph ©Alyson B. Stanfield

For years I’ve been tracking monthly numbers in my business. When I slack off on the tracking, my numbers decline. It’s the exact opposite of “Ignorance is bliss.” I believe that tracking numbers tells the Universe that you are committed to your business. And the Universe doesn’t give you more of something until you’re ready to accept more.

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How to Act Like The CEO Of Your Art Business

You are the CEO of your art business. The CEO is the person at the top of a company’s hierarchy. The buck stops, ultimately, with the CEO. Start acting like the CEO of your art business with these 5 tips.

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What Is Your Art Business Costing You?

Even if your sales are good, have you taken time to evaluate your expenses? You may be surprised to learn that venues where you have decent sales don’t necessarily increase your income.

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Money-Savvy Artist Tip #4: Beware of the It’s-a-Write-Off Excuse

Empty Pockets

Guest blogger Luna Jaffe offers insight into why you don’t need Write-Offs but instead need Right Ons and money-savvy benefits in her fourth Money-Savvy Artist Tip: Beware of the “It’s a Write-Off” Excuse.

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Money-Savvy Artist Tip #3: Track It!

Guest blogger Luna Jaffe shares best practices for tracking business expenses, creating documentation and money-savvy benefits in her third Money-Savvy Artist Tip: Track It!

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