Category: Microbusiness

I’ve moved from a true microbusiness to a hobby, but I’m still having fun crunching numbers to find material costs, looking into various marketing ideas, and other things business related. Older posts deal with taxes, and who knows, maybe in the future I’ll start the business up again!

  • Expanding My Etsy Store

    I really haven’t done much with the Etsy store since the first— for the most part it’s been a placeholder until I can finally get some products uploaded, which I hope to do this weekend. The basic rule on Etsy is that you can sell finished crafts, crafting supplies, and vintage items (things over 20 […]

  • Calculating Model Horse Body Costs

    Because I use project costing to calculate COGS (Cost of Goods Sold) for the model horse customs, my micro-business is responsible for keeping track of the cost of the individual finished and average unfinished inventory costs. Now that my first ‘body order’ has come in, it’s on to the fun part of breaking out how […]

  • January Stablemate Body Replacement Costs

    Even though I am tracking the average costs of each model horse body that I buy (details to follow) I use the Replacement Cost to calculate the body costs for custom orders and for bringing in stock from my own personal collection. Replacement costs are calculated from what it would cost me to buy a […]

  • Looking Back at 2011’s Grand Plans™

    This is the smallest of the yearly updates, but probably the most impactful in terms of what’s planned for 2012. Sure, the three NaNo’s, fifty-two horses, and 366 miles aren’t to be sneezed at, but starting the small business again will make a much larger (and longer lasting) impact on my day-to-day life. This year […]

  • FEIN, Form R-1, BPOL and Other Grand Adventures

    I scooped up a PO Box on Monday (running a bit behind) and today the first of the forms went out in the mail. Due to the oddities of Newport News, the second set of forms won’t go out until the first, but starting a home crafting business is much easier than I remember it […]