Potters & Sculptors - Making Rock from Mud
Nolo Press has an excellent book called The Craft Artist's Legal Guide - Protect Your Work, Save on Taxes, Maximize Profits written by attorney Richard Stim. It can be ordered at www.nolo.com
The back cover states "The Craft Artist's Legal Guide is the crafter's bible when it comes to making a craft business work. It gives you the legal and practical information you need to:
decide on the best business structure
calculate the ideal price point
rent studio space
hire employees and contractors
protect and register your ideas
license your work to others
get tax breaks
Each chapter covers detailed aspects of it's topic. As example, Ch. 1 - Pricing and Selling includes:
The Pricing Dilemma: How Much Do You Charge?
Selling at Crafts Shows
Selling on Consignment
Custom Orders, Shipping and Delays
Returns and Refunds
Ten Tips for Collecting Past-Due Accounts
Selling and Buying Outside the U.S.
In addition, the book comes with a CD that contains examples of legal files such as:
Collectiion Letters #1, #2, #3
and 10 other forms, agreements and worksheets.
The book has FAR more information than I will ever need but its fascinating to thumb thru and every part of the book will be necessary reading for someone.