Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Business and Legal Forms for Crafters

Once in awhile my husband will check out a book for me at the library when he sees something that he thinks I will like.  Last weekend he brought home Business and Legal Forms for Crafters and I was pleasantly surprised at how informative and useful it is.  The book comes with 30 forms from basic invoices to licensing contracts plus shares how to use the forms.  Included with many of the forms are negotiation checklists to help you as well.  The book was published in 2012 so the forms should for the most part be up to date.

I wanted to share this with all of you because when I started out as an independent designer, there were a lot of things I didn't know.  For example,  I didn't know how to write something as basic as an invoice.  I can remember the first time a magazine requested one from me and I was a little overwhelmed by it.  I ended up using Sage One  to send out my invoices.  And I should say, I'm still learning as I go.  I don't have it all figured out.

If you get a chance, check this book out at the library.  And if your library doesn't carry it, see if they will transfer it in from another library.   I decided to buy a copy of the book and it was only $2 on Amazon.  Click here to see the book

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

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