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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:Hey there guys...
I had a major flash of inspiration this morning and I have decided that I am going to start up my own tee shirt business call 'picksee'
I need a wee bit of advise like where would I start?
I am going to design the tee shirts and start by selling them at the markets on the weekend...
I wonder where I would get the tee shirts at wholesale prices?
and I alreday have a shop that will sell them for me too!!

any ideas? confused


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"


Puk
Puk

Sweet talented nutter
Location: Brisbane Oz
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2002
Total posts: 2615
Posted:I've got a friend thats doing a very similar thing i get some advice from him .

that shrewd and knavish sprite

Called Robin Good Fellow ; are you not he that is frighten of the maidens of the villagery - fairy

I am the merry wander of the night -puk


Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:um anyone? (thanks puk)

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"


Flynt
Flynt

Intrepid Penguin

Member Since: 12th May 2002
Total posts: 5635
Posted:apply for an abn number, through the ato tax website, even if you arent going to be paying gst if you are under a certain earning bracket, You cant operate a business without one. Also, please find out about copyright laws, and registering your business name, because if you copy anyone elses design thats illegal, and if you are drawing your own designs you want to be legally protected.

You can find information on getting an abn number here: http://www.abr.gov.au/ABR_BC/
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and information about setting up a small business and registering a business name here: http://www.business.gov.au/Business+Entry+Point/
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not to rain on your parade honey, but this is a hard thing to do if you want to do it properly. I'd advise working for a while to raise some capital. Have a look around at local manufacturing business and find out if they will sell you tshirts at wholesale prices. Have you thought about getting some labels made? also, here's a webpage with information regarding Australian Copyright laws: http://www.copyright.org.au/
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Good luck!!!! xoxoxoxxo


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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:YAY flynty! thanks!!!
I am going to save and save and I was guinna get an abn
But you have helped so much. Thanks sweetie
!


TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"


Mele
Mele

A perth girl gone walkabout...
Location: Back home in Perth WA
Member Since: 30th Oct 2003
Total posts: 396
Posted:What about funky business cards maybe?
So that anyone who likes your shirts know how they can get in touch with you for more for themselves or family or friends. Especially if you will be selling them thru misc stalls and won't have a fixed permanent shop somewhere.
Check out a printing place for costs of doing a run of a one hundred maybe to start with, and see how it goes...?

Good luck with you plans, Hope everything goes fabuously! hug


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Charles
Charles

Corporate Circus Arts Entertainer
Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:The BEST advice anyone can ever give you is the most boring one.

Start keeping ALL of your receipts, and put them into a concertina file sorted by month.

Do this for ALL receipts, regardless of whether they are business related or not.


If you don't have your receipts, you may end up making a loss and STILL having to pay tax as you can't claim your expenses, making it look like you made money.

Oh yeah, and record EVERYTHING. Every cash sale, every cancelled order, every kilometre you travel in a vehicle. Trust me on this, get into the habit right now...


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13919
Posted:Oh, and you don't do jack squat in cash. Going to McDonald's? Charge it. That way, you still have a record if you lose a receipt.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura


Kyle McLean
Kyle McLean

Living it up
Location: Brisbane/Berlin
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2003
Total posts: 364
Posted:Hola val!
Hugs and greetings hug
I have a friend doing a bit of funky street retail in your part of the world. I think she is mostly selling her stuff in Brisvegas, not sure if she also goes to the GG but she is very sweet and may be able to give you some tips and or contacts. PMing her email to you now...
Say howdy to Arsn for me
Love & Stuff,
K


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A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film



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