Business Tips Category

Selling licensed products – the do’s and don’ts

August 17th, 2019 by Arlette Mendenhall

Consumers love having something made sporting their favorite team name or movie character. But crafter beware – unless you have obtained a license from the holder of that design, using it without that permission is ILLEGAL! What is a trademark A trademark can be applied to almost anything. A distinctive design, word, or logo that… [read more]

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All about Business cards and brochures

July 22nd, 2019 by Arlette Mendenhall

Business cards and brochures. What do they say about you and your business?  If done correctly they can say a lot. If done poorly they can say a lot also, but not necessarily what you want. Your business card is your customer’s first impression of you and your business and you want to make it… [read more]

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Marketing Resources – What’s best for me?

June 22nd, 2019 by Arlette Mendenhall

Now that you’ve decided to start your own business, how best should you go about marketing your products and services? There are several avenues that you can take but what is going to get you the greatest return on investment? Well, that depends upon your product and who your intended customer may be. The Printed… [read more]

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Selling your product, selling yourself.

May 26th, 2019 by Arlette Mendenhall

So you’ve spent hours and money making your products. You’ve invested in displays and props. You’ve ordered business cards, brochures, and even a website or e-commerce store. So now what? Do you sit back and wait? Absolutely not. Now you need to promote more than ever. And not just your product and services but also… [read more]

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How do I get a business license in Arizona?

February 22nd, 2019 by Arlette Mendenhall

You’ve determined that, yes you do indeed need a business license. Now what? Getting a business license in Arizona is a very simple process, and is at this time, a ONE TIME $12 fee. You will need to go to the Arizona Department of Revenue website and fill out an “Arizona Joint Tax Application (JT-1)…. [read more]

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Do I need a business license to sell my products?

January 25th, 2019 by Arlette Mendenhall

Generally YES, in most cases you will need a business license.  Arizona imposes a “transaction privilege tax” or TPT on the privilege of doing business in the State of Arizona. If you sell tangible personal property of ANY kind, including crafts and foods, you MUST  be licensed and pay the TPT or sales tax on… [read more]

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