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For theatrical layout scholars and theater pros, this is the basic advisor to advertising your abilities, furthering your occupation, and working a profitable enterprise! within the enterprise of Theatrical layout, layout veteran James Moody stocks his confirmed strategies to assist dress, scenic, and lights designers turn into winning businesspeople. here's the newest information about IRS, kingdom, and enterprise liabilities; wage and cost scales; apparatus charges; specialist organisations; union and agreement concerns; and masses extra. Plus dozens of operating manufacturers, promoters, and architects percentage their insights and provide an intensive, true-to-life profile of this aggressive undefined. An integral source for someone seeking to pursue a occupation within the theater!

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So, be very careful when choosing a business manager, and make sure yours is reputable and able to provide the type of advice you need. In New York and California business managers are specifically legally prohibited from engaging in activities that amount to being an agent for their clients—that is, to actively seek work, which is the job of an agent. Certified Public Accountant You must plunk down some money and go see a CPA very early on in your career. A certified public accountant will have the most up-to-date information on the tax code, forms, and filing deadlines.

Well, neither was I, really. I don’t pretend to be a trained accountant. I do know, however, from many personal experiences, the pitfalls of not having good accountants and of keeping sloppy records. But that is a book all its own. I believe strongly in an artist/designer knowing the basics of accounting. When you are talking to your accountant you can save time and money (you are paying hourly for the lesson, after all) by collecting the records she asks for in advance. I can’t emphasize this enough.

Some even allow you to download your online banking information and import it into this system for easy account reconciliation. No more wondering if you have deducted those bank charges; you will have an up-to-the-minute balance to work with. If you have payroll, these programs can make all the appropriate entries, even calculate union fees, employer expenses, and accruals such as vacation and sick leave, along with tax deductions. A time billing program lets you bill for your consulting the way an attorney does, by the clock, so there is no question from the client as to what amount of time you put into the project.

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