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I suppose Rym and Scott aren't isn't going to be the main contributors here.
I figured out how much money I have to pay and what forms I have to fill out to legally sell T-shirts online. (I am confident that almost noone we know in the podcasting world is doing this fully legally).
I figured out how much money I have to pay and what forms I have to fill out to legally sell T-shirts online. (I am confident that almost noone we know in the podcasting world is doing this fully legally).Do you really expect to make enough money from selling podcast t-shirts that the government is going to come after you for tax money?
Today I made it so that frontrowcrew.com automatically tweets out a link to an old episode every morning.
Rym works in a field where fucking around with your money is a bad idea. Even if the government doesn't come after him big time, if it came out that there was unreported income or illegal sales going on, it could be icky. It's probably advisable for him to do this the legal way since he doesn't need the extra income.
Go to theNew York State Small Business Development Center, if you haven't already. There's an office at LaGuardia Community College and another at York.
If it's not money you're looking for, are you alright with us coming up with our own t-shirts and passing them around? I'd like to see how the creative commons works with apparel.
I take it "Warm today, Warm yesterday" and "WOMAN!" aren't trademarked.
Did you already trademark GeekNights and/or Front Row Crew? I thought you hadn't actually done that yet.
There really ought to be a specific exemption for people below a certain annual amount of business.
Like Rym's idea, on a recent show, of a hobbyist business license. Pay $50, or whatever, and everything's taxed at income tax rate, no business deductions, or whatever.
I wonder if perhaps you could find a way to classify your business as something else. Internet sales are closer in spirit to a mail-order company that doesn't operate its own warehouse. Maybe try that approach?
It's probably different in NY, but if the lady on the phone was unable grasp what Rym is doing, then your state probably doesn't make a distinction either.
And by hurt, I mean Paperwork, inspections, restrictions, and lots of other rigmarole.
I've determined that being an astronaut is easier than opening a small brewery.
It's odd down here - You'd be able to sell your brew or any other food item at market, most likely get away with it in the brew's case
Oh, I'm sure Icoulddo it, but I'm also a public figure, and my department is one of the agencies responsible for regulating breweries.