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The WyzGuy Radio Show with Jason Michael -Helping Today's Glass Artist Think Like an Artistic Entrepreneur

The WyzGuy Radio Show is dedicated to Educating and Inspiring through conversations with todays top-talents in the world of glass. Along with Artists, Host Jason Michael shares conversations with experts in areas pertaining to law, health, and business in hopes to bring light to areas of concern. Whether its heavy metal toxins, paying taxes, or how to properly set up a glass studio, we have a ton of fun in store for you.
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Oct 26, 2018

     In the ever changing environment of the functional glass scene it is more important to be a well-rounded glass artist. Between the changes in state laws and the technological advances in vaporizers, you have to be able to evolve and pivot with the market.

     If your having trouble with sales currently, it's time to take a 30,000 foot view of your situation and ask yourself what areas can you refine or merchandise you can create that will help you financially get through the down times while still keeping the integrity of your style and voice in your work.  If you find that your still searching for your voice then continue to further educate yourself with classes and get fresh perspectives in areas of the art that might need some polishing. This should help to inspire ideas of potential product that you can begin to create while finding your voice and sharpening your skills.

 

DO research and don't give up...

 

-Jason                                                  EPISODES PAGE

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Oct 15, 2018
EPISODE 202: Chris Piazza returns to discuss  the difficulties of running a glass business
 
Managing a glass business takes effort but can be simplified to make the tasks necessary to keep it running easier to maintain. In the previous chat with Chris he shared his growing pains after a successful first experience as a vendor at Glass Roots Art Show in 2016.  Now we get a chance too peel back the curtain and see where Chris is now and how his business is being handled and the lessons learned over the last 2-years. He shares some major value bombs along with his process of figuring out base-line calculations with his product line. 
 
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Episode website page:www.wyzguymedia.com/202
 

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Oct 12, 2018
      In my opinion starting off Melting glass as a hobby is ideally the way to go until you have a strong enough technical foundation that you can manufacture several types of product lines consistently as well as consistent  sales.  If you have a 9-5 this is the best way to allow yourself to take he time , stress free, to learn this unforgiving medium.  There's nothing worse then trying to crank out an order of product that you barely know how to make while under the gun of you power bill or rent!!!!    If you're fortunate enough to apprentice under someone with years of experience you will have a greater advantage monetarily sooner then someone who is learning on their own.   
 
Ask yourself when working if this medium and niche of art is something you can see yourself doing for the next 30-50 years.   It's a struggle.  No matter how many artists are making 6-7 figures annually this doesn't represent the community as a whole.  In my estimation 40-60% of the artists in the industry are working from order to order.  This can be taxing on the soul but also give you a better appreciation for the "THINGS" you have in life as well as the medium of glass.   That being said if you are going to turn this "hobby" into a "business" you need to get smart about your money.  
link to download your questions and answer then honestly
downloadable PDF
 
 
Keep records, track spending, and understand what your baseline costs are (Episode 84)   Episode 85- Baseline calculations
 
These are all important.  Here's a link to the IRS website that explains what they require for you to qualify as a business or hobby.   Depending on what state you live in there's a ton of info available at your finger tips regarding all these topics.   Do some research and understand that this is only my opinion and the way my business is handled.
 https://www.irs.gov/uac/business-or-hobby-answer-has-implications-for-deductions 
 
Love you bunches and Happy Melting       websites page
 
Jason Michael
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