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The Craft Artist's Legal Guide

Protect your Work, Save on Taxes, Maximize Profits
Stim, Richard (Book Plus CD - 2010 )
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Take care of the legal and business side of your business and focus on creating your crafts! Crafting for profit is on the rise, and you may find yourself relying more and more on the income generated from your creative enterprise. At the same time, the legal and business side of crafting can be daunting for artists, consuming time and money that could be better invested in creating new products -- and possibly even leaving you open to copyright violation or tax troubles. With the instructions and explanations in The Craft Artist's Legal Guide, you'll learn how to: get a design patent or license your crafts work price and sell works, online and off select the right studio and deal with leases, noise restrictions, and zoning laws find and utilize free ways of promoting your business online hire workers and sales reps choose the right insurance complete and file required business forms The Craft Artist's Legal Guide will help you focus on your creative works, simplifying procedures and avoiding problems. Each chapter of the book starts with an engaging profile of a working craftsperson, then identifies and discusses the nuts and bolts business and legal issues that you're likely to encounter as an artist. The book also provides helpful legal contracts for the most common crafts business activities, as well as various money-saving online resources that will save you time and money.
Authors: Stim, Richard
Title: The craft artist's legal guide
protect your work, save on taxes, maximize profits
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Nolo, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 400 p. :,ill., forms ;,23 cm. +,1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Statement of Responsibility: Richard Stim
Notes: Includes index
Contents: Pricing and selling
Your studio
Going online
Hiring workers and sales reps
Business forms & legal liability
Protecting appearances with copyright
Protecting appearances with design patents and trade dress
Names and trademarks
Licensing
Taxes
Lawyers, contracts, and lawsuits
ISBN: 1413312128
9781413312126
Branch Call Number: 343.730787455 S858c 2010
Subject Headings: Handicraft Law and legislation United States Popular works Handicraft industries Law and legislation United States Popular works Artisans United States Handbooks, manuals, etc
Topical Term: Handicraft
Handicraft industries
Artisans
LCCN: 2009046168
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The Craft Organization Directors Association reports that 22% of craft households derive all of their income from craft. The legal and business side of crafting can be daunting to artists. The Craft Artist's Legal Guide takes the mystery out of the business side of crafting, offering a comprehen... Read More »


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