Quote for Monday, October 12, 2015

Aside

“At least for the novitiate, some period of artistic recapitulation is both inevitable and, by most accounts, beneficial. …But once having allowed for that, the far greater danger is not that the artist will fail to learn anything from the past, but will fail to teach anything new to the future.”

Art & Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland

To Buy Wholesale, Prove You’re In Business

We’re talking about what you need to access wholesale-only areas of retail shows, and wholesale-only shows. Besides your business and/or resale license, there may be other proofs required by shows. Advertising, websites, business cards and brochures, line sheets—all of these can prove to wholesale-only show gatekeepers that you’re really running a business. Costs can be high, for these, but then, if you are in business, you’ve probably already created some of them. If you haven’t, here’s a quick run down on the possibilities.    Continue reading

The Business of Buying Wholesale

Congratulations! Your jewelry work is catching on. You have a following on Etsy, your website is beginning to outsell your day job. You’ve been contacted by a gallery or department store. You are ready to formally go into business.

Now it’s time to take off your artist’s apron, put on your power-suit jacket, and get serious about the business end. Continue reading