Who Is a Subcontractor or an Employee? When to 1099 or W2

I just came from a meeting with a Certified Public Accountant. He gave me a guideline to follow when considering one an “employee” (W2) or “subcontractor” (1099). VERY eye opening. This was sent to one of his clients, by the IRS, when a subcontractor filed for unemployment insurance when the temporary job was over. So for […]

7 Ways to Manage Your Business. Assign One Day to EACH Task!

I’m by myself in my business. I have employees, I head the big jobs, we assemble jewelry to no end. I’m in the trenches with the Jewelry Assembly Chicks because that’s what I like to do the most, create things. Take apart and put together things. Solve the puzzle of this piece goes with that […]

Happy New Year From The Jewelry Assembly Chicks!

Happy New Year! The Jewelry Assembly Chicks are back in the studio and we’re once again, knee deep in assembling jewelry. I closed down the studio for the holidays, a first, because the last three months were CRAZY busy. I enjoyed a vodka soaked, roaring fire, roasted ham Christmas this year. Got a Go Pro […]

Keeping the Local Economy Going in the USA at a Place Called Necklace Town

Some serious work that has come into the studio very recently. A HUGE job, compiling of many thousands of necklaces, final figures aren’t in yet. One of our designers, got a spot on Steals and Deals on the Today Show!  We are going to make this happen, produce these necklaces, all here in the United […]

Letting Go Part 1

Jewelry designers are a fierce bunch. Passionate, articulate, intense, talented beyond. I am amazed at the glittering, sparkly fantasies they create. And every single one of them comes up with the most amazing ideas and go for it. And if they’re lucky, they get to sell their jewelry for a living. But a lot of […]