Business Tip #3 for Writers: When Does a Business Start?

July 2nd, 2012 → 8:00 am @

It is key to know when your writing business officially starts. I can help with that! Read this passage from my book, Business Tips and Taxes for Writers:

“For many writers and authors, it may not be easy to tell when your business started. A shop owner can name the date he opened his store for business, but writing can be less defined. Here are some guidelines to help you determine when your business was born:

The date your website goes live

The date a contract is signed

The date a book campaign is launched

The date of your first sale of a book

The date your book advance check is received

The date you begin advertising your services as a writer or publisher

The date you are paid for an article you wrote

The date of incorporation”

Authors, keep these dates in mind and you’ll never doubt when your writing business started! Find tips around the start of your business in Chapter 7 of my book.

Carol Topp, CPA

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