If for your jewelry business you sell your jewelry from a brick-and-mortar store or from your home studio to friends and family, there’s only one kind of sales tax you need to worry about: the one that applies to the location where you live and work. Once you start to sell on the road or […]

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How to Deduct Jewelry Business Trip Expenses

Net Profits: Business-Related Trip Deductions How much you can deduct on a trip that involves some business and some pleasure comes down to the primary purpose of the trip. Mix business with pleasure — I do this almost every time I travel — and deductions can get a little complicated. A little common sense goes […]

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Net Profits If you’re comfortable on camera and like to teach, consider streaming a demonstration on Facebook. If you spend any time on everybody’s favorite social platform, you’ve probably seen announcements in your feed that so-and-so is “now live.” How effective is Facebook video as a promotional tool? “I think it’s incredibly effective for some […]

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  Net Profits: The Invoice I recently asked several small-business advisors what jewelry artists should know when they start to sell their work. We started with common mistakes such as not tracking business expenses and relying too much on personal credit. (See my column in the November 2016 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist for […]

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