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    How to Get an Artist Grant

    How to Get an Artist Grant
    Do you have a great idea, but can’t afford to make your dreams into a reality? You need an artist grant. Grants are a great benefit to artists. They help beginning creative professionals reach career goals; provide support while working on a specific project and can even enable artists to research for a piece or collection. Sounds great, right? Not so ...
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    5 Things You Can Do Now to Prepare for Rising Inflation

    5 Things You Can Do Now to Prepare for Rising Inflation
    We all have our little fears: The frayed wire on the coffee maker. That knocking noise from the left-rear tire. The zombies staggering around in the backyard. For investors, one of the biggest fears today is inflation — a period of rising prices. Inflation erodes the buying power of your money at home and abroad. In a worst-case scenario, it can ...
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    Top Ten Odd Ball Tax Deductions

    Top Ten Odd Ball Tax Deductions
    Page 1: Artists and Designers! Get Organized Before Tax Day Page 4: Schedule C for Artists and Designers Page 5: What Can Visual Artists Deduct on Schedule C? Page 6: Tax Preparation Checklist Page 7: 5 Ways to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing Page 8: The 11 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions Admit it. As you've worked on your return, trying to ...
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    How Much Should You Save? Meet Your Retirement Goals with These Tips

    How Much Should You Save? Meet Your Retirement Goals with These Tips
    If you're 40 or younger, it's tough to predict how much money you might need when retirement is decades away. A few key calculations, however, can help you make sure your savings plan is on track. Saving Depends on Life Stage Rebecca Pace, a Cincinnati-based financial planner and CPA, recommends putting aside at least 10 percent of your income when you're ...
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    How to Jumpstart Your Art Career

    How to Jumpstart Your Art Career
    Are you an artistic person who loved to draw as a kid or took art classes in college, but was discouraged away from art at as a serious profession? Or maybe you are a frustrated or struggling artist who has to work a ‘real’ job, or rear children with no time to create. Obviously, we all have rent or house payments ...
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    The 11 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

    The 11 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions
    Page 1: Artists and Designers! Get Organized Before Tax Day Page 4: Schedule C for Artists and Designers Page 5: What Can Visual Artists Deduct on Schedule C? Page 6: Tax Preparation Checklist Page 7: 5 Ways to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing Page 8: The 11 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions TurboTax helps you find tax deductions you may have overlooked. ...
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    Schedule C for Artists and Designers

    Until a couple years ago I did my own taxes. As an artist, at least a portion of my income came under self-employment. Since freelancers need to keep track of all they have spent, by the time I had it prepared it for the accountant easiest part was left, filling in the blanks. It is always a good idea to have ...
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    What Can Visual Artists Deduct on Schedule C?

    A general list of what you can and cannot deduct on a Schedule C (Profit or Loss from Business) h2. Items you can deduct: • Supplies, materials and labor - excluding yourself • If you traveled for your self-employed business you can deduct the expenses of the trip: travel, meals, expenses related to the production of goods • Advertising: cost ...
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    How Artists and Designers File Taxes

    How Artists and Designers File Taxes
    April is just around the corner — if you are self-employed even for a portion of your income filing a straight 1040 is not enough. A schedule C and schedule SE will be required. Let us make this overwhelming task a little bit easier for you. Here are some helpful hints on filing your taxes this year. Page 1: Artists and ...
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    8 Successful Art-ternative Entrepreneurs

    8 Successful Art-ternative Entrepreneurs
    What do a flea-market ringleader, a popsicle maker, and an architecture nerd have in common? They—and five others—have built successful careers doing something truly novel: exactly what they want. Name: Sonja Rasula Project: Unique L.A. Years at it: Two Many people didn’t get what Sonja Rasula was talking about when she floated plans in 2008 to put on a massive, 90,000-square-foot ...
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    Tips for Deducting Work-Related Expenses

    Tips for Deducting Work-Related Expenses
    Commitment to your job sometimes requires digging into your own pocket to purchase a uniform or treat a client to 18 holes of golf. But such unreimbursed expenses can pinch financially, unless you learn IRS rules for deducting work-related costs from your taxable income. Fastidious record keeping and advice from a tax professional can also help mitigate the suffering. "Many of ...
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    How Has the Recession Changed the Art Market?

    How Has the Recession Changed the Art Market?
    Interview with Ed Winkleman from Winkleman Gallery, Chelsea, New York. Ed Wilkleman founded Plus Ultra. It quickly became a "hot" gallery in Brooklyn. After a few years he moved the gallery to Chelsea on 27th street and changed the name to Winkleman gallery. Ed has kept an active blog about the art world and life as a gallery owner since 2005. ...
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    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer

    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer
    We all know that before bringing you on board, a potential employer will do some vetting. They'll scour the internet searching for digital dirt, or any discrepancies from your resume. They'll try to get a glimpse into your personality. They want to know as much as they can about you. After all, they’re about to let you – an unknown quantity ...
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    Seven Steps to Get A Loan For Your Business

    Seven Steps to Get A Loan For Your Business
    Loans are a time-tested way of raising capital for your business. We would love to tell you that it is as easy as going to the bank and asking for money, but as you probably know by now it is quite the opposite. We wrote the following steps to help you raise the right amount of capital to get your business ...
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    Managing Employees on a Minimal Budget

    Managing Employees on a Minimal Budget
    Today's managers are charged with getting the most out of workers no matter what. But the reality is that many managers must coax top performances from their employees while working with a minimal budget that may require salary freezes; cuts in benefits, bonuses or perks; reductions in hours; or even layoffs. If you're faced with a less-than-optimal budget situation, follow these ...
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    Tax Day Freebies & Discounts

    Tax Day Freebies & Discounts
    To help lighten the blow of Tax Day across the nation, various dining establishments and retailers are offering consumers freebies, deals and discounts — just for today!Here are a few we dug up, but be on the look out for local deals in your area! • Chick-fil-A is offering a “Tax Relief Day Special” that, according to a SmartMoney.com article, ...
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    The Layman's Financial Crisis Glossary

    The Layman's Financial Crisis Glossary
    The current financial crisis has thrown terminology from the business pages onto the front page of newspapers, with jargon now abounding everywhere from the water cooler to the back of a taxi. Here is a guide to many of the business terms currently cropping up regularly, as well as some of the more exotic words coined to describe some of ...
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    Make Your Taxes Less Taxing: Tips and Tricks

    Make Your Taxes Less Taxing: Tips and Tricks
    Taxes are overwhelming and complicated. There is form after form and it gets tough to keep them all straight. The most painful part, however, is seeing the toll it takes on you wallet. TurboTax, Military.com and ArtBistro have brought you expert financial advice to make your taxes and painless as possible and hopefully save a lot of money in the process. ...
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    Look for Work in Troubled Times

    Look for Work in Troubled Times
    It's hard enough to job hunt in a thriving economy, but now, even the heartiest job seeker may be inclined to roll over and catch a few more z's rather than hit the streets. Don't quit looking before you start. Job hunting requires you to pull out all the stops and take the basics to a new level. You truly have ...
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    I Cut Office Costs by $500 Per Month

    I Cut Office Costs by $500 Per Month
    Learn how one business saved this amount each month by cutting back on non-essentials. Your business can use these methods to decrease expenses, too. There's no escaping it: The economy is officially dismal. Many companies are being forced to increase sales and/or decrease costs in order to remain competitive or, in some cases, survive. That's why we decided to do ...

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