Happy New Year! Are some of your 2018 resolutions to make more money, become more successful at freelancing, or get more organized in your business? If those goals sound good to you, please sign up for my new class at Shoestring Studio!
Often, we’re artists first and business people second, and sometimes the business side of art can seem overwhelming to us. I’ll break down some “scary” concepts into bite-sized steps you’ll work on during the class. We’ll cover everything from making a product and pricing it to how to get more freelance work by exhibiting. We’ll also talk about the “not-so-fun” but very important aspects of keeping track of your earnings, banking, and taxes. We’ll also touch upon contracts and time management. All in 3 hours – WHEW!
Probably the biggest question on everyone's mind is how Trump's new tax laws will affect you. This class is on February 24th, well before taxes are due mid April, so you'll have time to sort it all out. Take deep breaths - we'll get through it together! Although I'm not a "tax professional," I have one, and will share what I've learned from them and point you in the right direction. Really, the whole class is me presenting you with information that I've learned through trial and error, but what you DO with that info is entirely up to you. I'll provide you with work sheets so you can start taking concrete steps on topics immediately.
Business Basics for Freelancers is a one session workshop on:
Saturday, February 24th from 2-5pm
Shoestring Studio is 640 Classon Ave in Brooklyn, NY
You must sign up through the Shoestring site (no walk-ins) here: http://shoestringstudiony.com/classes/business
It's $75, which is cheaper than other Shoestring classes, but in the bigger picture, you'll be saving money in the long run with the knowledge you'll gain. Feel free to email me any questions about the class at [ mindy at mindyindy dot com ]. Very excited for the class!
Meanwhile, what are your other new year's resolutions? My theme for 2018 is to "simplify my life," starting with lots of decluttering and cleaning in January!