Posts Tagged: Business

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What is good self-publishing advice?
September 24, 2012
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  The last few days have seen advice from several trusted sources regarding the best way to make your book available. A large amount of it is contradictory. It reminds of my days in the army. The constant stream of advice offered was like drinking from a fire hose and you were led to believe that every tidbit of information was life or death important; don’t walk along walls, bullets follow them, don’t forget nuthin, get up before dawn, that’s when the enemy attacks, never […]
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Lets go to the bank
August 19, 2012
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The next step of this whole company-building process is to establish a banking account for your sole-proprietorship. The reason for this is simplicity and taxes. You’ll want to establish your business account with both checking, and a credit card issued in the name of your business. All your business transactions, from this point forward, should be done using one of these two forms of payment. I took the extra step of opening a PayPal account using the company credit card as well. Fortunately, banks are […]
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Dealing with the Press
August 10, 2012
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Once you have your certificate from the state and your tax certificate from the county, it’s time to make a declaration. I am a publisher, hear me roar! Actually, it’s just a small ad in the business section of your local paper informing the public that you’ve created a publishing company and declaring what name you’ll be doing business under. It’s a formality, but one that has to be done. It’s formally known as an Affidavit of Publication and the state requires it. What it […]
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Big Brother Part Due
July 20, 2012
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Just when you think you’re done with the government they tell you there’s more to do.  This time it’s on the county level. Once you’re done with the state and you’ve received your paperwork from them, it’s time to make a visit to your county government for more red tape. You’re actually doing two things; registering with the county and obtaining a tax certificate. Yes, it’s required. To do this you’ll need the certificate from the state, picture ID, your new business address (PO Box) […]
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God bless the U.S. Postal Service
June 22, 2012
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If you’re old enough to remember a TV show named Cheers you may remember Cliff Clavin, the lovable, trivia-challenged postman who held the bar down with his best friend Norm. Norm had the above passage tattooed on his ass after a drunken night on the town with Cliff. To his credit, Cliff had “I love Vera” on his ass, a tribute to Norm’s wife. Evidently there was some confusion at the tattoo parlor. As a result, I always call my mailman Cliff. To her credit, […]
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Big Brother
June 4, 2012
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Big Brother Forming your own publishing company requires registration with the state your business intends to operate in. It’s about as much fun as it sounds. Since it’s a business you’re starting you need to decide what type you’ll be registering as. There are several options, and I won’t go into them here as I don’t write that type of book, you’ll have to research that yourself. I chose to file as a sole proprietor. It’s the simplest form and basically says that the business […]
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Theres no place like home
May 12, 2012
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Theres no place like home. Okay, Okay, Okay, so maybe I’m not truly starting at square one with this blog. Obviously I needed a website in order to even have a blog to begin with. So allow me to backtrack a little and I’ll talk about that. A website starts with money. Plain and simple. Unless you have a good friend or the skills to do it yourself, your website will reflect the amount of money and time you invest in it. When doing all […]