How to Start Your Own Art and Design Business

“Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.”

Andy Warhol

Artist create. Business, however, is part of bringing your talents to market. If you enjoy working as an artist, but feel overwhelmed by legal and business issues, let StartUp, Legally! help.

What happens if there is an unforeseeable emergency and you can’t work? What liabilities will you assume when you ship your art across the country? What city, county, or state should you obtain a business license for? What obligations do you owe employees or galleries? For answers to these and other questions count on StartUp, Legally!

You could waste thousands of dollars in legal fees. You could also waste your time looking to the internet for your solutions. Instead, let StartUp, Legally! help guide you to appropriate solutions tailor-made for artist and designers at a fraction of the cost. As business lawyers we’ve worked to create an affordable way to provide you with the legal information and documents you need to begin your company. StartUp, Legally! will address the following topics questions:

  • Do I need a Trademark?
  • What kind of business license do I need?
  • How do I set up an LLC? and What’s an S-Corp?
  • Are contracts needed and how enforceable are they?
  • Is there anything I need to know about my website like disclaimers or terms of use?
  • Do I need an EIN from the IRS?

Answers to these questions and much more are addressed in the StartUp, Legally! course. You will also receive legal documents to help you get started. Operating your own art and design business can be difficult if you do not have the right resources. Don’t let legal questions prevent you from obtaining the career of your dreams. Look to StartUp, Legally! for the guidance you need to get creating.

Note that this is distinct from my law practice. If you are searching for personalized legal advice for your business in South Carolina, please contact me, Wesley Henderson, directly at or check out our firm’s website for more information.

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