Licensing, inspections, training, insurance, taxes, and zoning — these are all things you need to be aware of when building your business. What challenges are you facing, and how do you manage costs while growing? Ask questions and help others with their business in this group.
I don’t know a ton about it, but from what I have gathered from talking to people:
- It’s not typically practical to offer free shipping
- It might be more lucrative to split it into two fees. For instance, a shipping fee and a separate handling fees. Experiments have showed that customers are willing to pay more when the fees are split.
- For many…
Although most states’ cottage-food laws do not allow shipping, some do. In particular, the new changes in Florida do allow shipping.
That means I am now permitted to ship my products to customers without being restricted only to farmers markets, etc.
How does one determine how to set up the shipping charges on a website? Do any of you have…[Read more]
Have you ever sat down to work on bookkeeping and your first though is “Oh no”?
Many of my clients Quickbooks are a MESS and there is no way for us to move forward until it gets cleaned up. Sometimes it never does. It is so daunting to go back and fix the past.
But what IF this didn’t have to be your story about your financial tracking? What…[Read more]
Croftery started the topic Croftery: New and Upcoming Student-Made App for Cottage Goods in the forum Business 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Our name is Croftery and we are a team of students at the UW passionate about the small but rich community of the Cottage industry! We are currently developing an app that will provide cottage businesses with a platform to share their homemade goodies with a larger consumer base. We would truly appreciate it if you could take the survey…[Read more]
I tried asking this (as a sample chart of accounts) a couple of years ago, but never got any real responses. Since then, I have started using Wave Accounting and it has been VERY easy to use.
Here are my expense categories from Wave. Much of this is from the default categories initially provided by Wave, but some are categories I have added to…[Read more]
If you use a free accounting software like Wave Accounting, you can just use the default categories they have. But in general, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. When you add expenses, you can add new categories at that point if your existing categories don’t fit.
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