The Business Chat – HST Part Two

There seems to be some confusion about this HST stuff so I thought today that I’d take another kick at it. The government has several websites with all the appropriate information on them. They are clear as mud. I have had very good luck with the people manning the phones at 1-800-959-5525. Just press buttons until you find a human, they know what they’re talking about. On a bead forum the other day there were several discussions about collecting tax. Let me say this loud and clear: artist made goods are NOT exempt from HST or in provinces without the …

The Business Chat – HST

Hello people! My name is Catherine Winter and my company is Sailorgirl Jewelry. For 7 years I’ve made my living as a lampwork artist and jewelry designer. No I didn’t win the lottery, inherit money or marry money (and I’ve been asked all those questions). I actually pay my bills with my jewelry and beads. When I first learnt lampworking (at Beadfx) I said “I’m going to make a living making beads”. There was silence. Several years later Dwyn suggested I lead a workshop and share how I’d managed it. For the past 3 years I’ve taught Start Your Own …