Consignment

In consignment shops, it is usually understood that the consignee (the seller) pays the consignor (the person who owns the…

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Retailing

  retailing your work means that the craftsperson is selling directly to the end user/consumer if an artisan is selling…

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Wholesale Shows – National

These shows plan months in advance.  You will need to have your product adjudicated and approved.  It is a good…

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Funding / Financial Programs

Having a conversation with any of these funding agencies is so important.  All of them have contact people whose job…

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Wholesale Shows – Provincial

Contact:  Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Jurying:  Every maker at this show needs to have their products juried.  The…

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Business Insuracne

Do you run your business out of your home and/or studio? You should let your insurance company know ASAP if…

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Craft Alliance

Craft Alliance Mandate “To provide marketing opportunities for Atlantic Provinces producers of quality craft, apparel and giftware products.” “To encourage…

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Craft Organizations

Here you will find links to craft councils in other provinces and how to become a member.  As well you…

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Wholesaling

For our purposes, wholesaling means that an artisan is selling their work to a sales outlet, product distributor, or dealer,…

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Hiring Employees

There are many things to consider when hiring employees. For example: Job description, training, Workplace Health and Safety, EI premiums,…

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Creating a Business Plan

Business plans are an integral part of a business start-up or growth.  Below are links to organizations who will help…

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Applying for Gallery Shows

Every gallery will have slightly different criteria when accepting applications for a show.  You will need to check their website…

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HST / Business number

Applying for an HST Business Number only takes a few minutes.  Once you fill out the application you will get…

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Craft Residencies

These links will provide a listing of craft residences provincially, nationally, and internationally.   Things to Consider when Applying for…

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Self-employment Assistance Program

This program is under the Advanced Education, Skills and Labour department of the provincial government.   It provides successful applicants with…

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Product Development

The concept – what are you going to make Who will buy it, and how big is the market? Is…

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Business Start-up / Plans

Links  below to several organizations that are helpful from beginning to growing a business further. There are a ton of…

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