Join Petrula Vrontikis for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding business licenses, part of Running a Design Business: Freelancing.
If you commit to freelancing, you're running a small business and are likely to…need a few licenses. They are a City Business license, a Seller's Permit, also…known as a Resale Certificate, and a DBA.…Let's talk about a City Business License.…In Los Angeles, my small design office is required to get three different…licenses as part of this process.…They're separate because each is taxed at a different rate.…One is called Wholesale Sales, which means that my work is being resold to other…design firms and agencies.…
The other is called Retail Sales where I work directly with clients and sell…them tangible property.…The last one is called Professional Services, which covers my work being…performed directly with clients where there's no tangible property transferred.…You'll need to investigate what business licenses your city requires.…The next license you may need is a Sellers Permit, or Resale Certificate.…This is only necessary if you're selling tangible property.…
A resale certificate enables you to purchase materials tax-free that end up…
- What is a freelancer?
- Tracking expenses
- Paying taxes
- Understanding business licenses
- Creating contracts and invoices
- Preparing, transferring, and storing files
- Tracking billing and payments
- Managing your work-life balance
Skill Level Beginner
Running a Design Business: Designer-Client Agreementswith Terry Lee Stone1h 10m Appropriate for all
Running a Design Business: Starting Smallwith Petrula Vrontikis1h 33m Appropriate for all
1. What Is a Freelancer?
3. Agreements and Contracts
4. Professional Practice
5. Organization and Getting Paid
Creating past-due notices2m 47s
6. Long-Term Success Strategies
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