Ceramic Business Financing – Part 3: Where do I find the Money?

Tweet This article builds on Parts 1 and 2 in this miniseries on Financing a Ceramic Business. In a market niche of small ceramic arts businesses, there are no easy answers to where to find money. It’s a very personal question and one with very personal answers. For start-ups Since the amount of money would […]

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[Chapter for Premium Members] Ceramic Business Financing – Part 2: Money you need for your business

Tweet How money is generated Armed with the wisdom about how you should think about financing your studio (see part 1), let’s start to work on how much you need and, later, some ideas where to find it. Your needs will be totally dictated by the stage your business is in. Not yet started? Recently started? […]

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Ceramic Business Financing – Part 1: Money Makes the World go around

Tweet When you are in business – big or small – you will need money to operate it. To finance your business right is crucial to your survival and the more you know about it the better off you are. You can survive, at least temporarily, with less inventory and less capital equipment, such as […]

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What do I do when my business is down?

Tweet Remember what we said in the beginning of this article series? Look under category Start-up: “Think about your business to last for the long run.” We all wish that our sales curves would be that ideal straight line going steadily upwards. year after year. And your profits along with that line.  Since, when you […]

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The Overhead Monster in your Ceramic Business – Part one

Tweet This story is heavily influenced by my interview with Mary Rab of the Benson Agency Real Estate, which is the leading brokerage firm in the city of Oneonta, NY. She had a lot to say about carrying overhead… thanks Mary! The definition of overhead costs is the same as for fixed costs in accounting lingo. […]

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Top 10 questions you should ask when selecting your accountant

Tweet If you have read my article on the selection of one of the most important support members of your ceramic business, you know that selecting/keeping a first class accountant ranks very high. Recently readers have asked: Which questions should I ask? It’s a tough question to answer in a concise way. Ranking the questions […]

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