If you are selling your art, you are operating a small business. Many artists shy away from the “business aspects” of their art, but it is important to treat your business as just that. The Alexandria SBDC has assisted many of the artists in Alexandria to embrace the business aspects of their art and to learn to market their art successfully.
It is important to know the requirements for obtaining a business license, accounting principles and taxation, and how to market your art in a way that reflects who you are as an artist and what image you want your art to project. Many of the business topics on this site apply to all small businesses. Those specifically for arts businesses can be found in the Interactive Resource Library.