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Business Practices

Congratulations! As an Artist you are a small business owner!

10 Steps to Starting Your Small Business

*This article is adapted for artist from Small Business Administration ( For more information on any of the steps visit article.

1. Market Research

2. Write a Business Plan

3. Fund your Business

4. Pick your Business Location

5. Choose a Structure

6. Choose Your Name

7. Register your Business

8. Get Federal and State Tax IDs

 9. Apply for Licences and Permits

 10. Open a Business Account


Tax Preparer for craftspeople, Linda Metzger, provides her tax tips for new businesses.


Here are some other links with Tax information:

For General art business practices;

Art / Work by Bhandari & Melber is an excellent book about being a professional in the art field.