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Business Apps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carol Larsen Apr 11, 2019. 3 Replies

I was hoping to streamline and modernize the business aspect of my art fair selling.  I was wondering if any of you are using any apps to help with your record keeping, business expenses, mileage,…Continue

Thank You Art Fair Insiders

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christina L. Towell May 15, 2017. 3 Replies

Completed my first art show last weekend, the "Chastain Park Arts and Crafts Show" in Georgia, and it was a big success.  My first show and I've made half of my Art Fair investment back, very…Continue

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Exhibit Panels for Art Fair Display

Started Aug 6, 2016 0 Replies

I work for a trade show exhibit company and am trying to get into the art fair business.  My company was throwing away several sets of fabric counter panels so I snagged them and am trying to see if…Continue

Booth for Review

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karole Bowlds Mar 26, 2016. 5 Replies

I'm trying to start attending local art fairs, so this is my first attempt at setting up a booth and taking pics. Simply set it up in the driveway and went from there.  I know it's not great so any…Continue

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Matt Ganote replied to Sonja Jones's discussion What's the rudest comments you've had towards your art?
"I do digital aviation and have only been to a handful of shows so far.  People are always curious how I create my work.  They can tell it's not a painting, but that it's not a photo either.  When I describe how I create the…"
Nov 11, 2019
Carol Larsen replied to Matt Ganote's discussion Business Apps
"I use QB Entrepreneur for my main bookkeeping. I originally started with Xpensetracker and still use it during shows so I can easily look-up the contract details, track all the minutiae expenses easily lost or forgotten and a direct lookup to…"
Apr 11, 2019
Richard L. Sherer replied to Matt Ganote's discussion Business Apps
"At various times I used Peachtree and Quickbooks just for journal entries and printing out reports. No I do everything on Excel from show scheduling, sales tracking and all of my business accounting. "
Apr 10, 2019
Larry Sohn replied to Matt Ganote's discussion Business Apps
"Learn MS Excel or Open Office Calc.  You can do a lot with them."
Apr 10, 2019
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Business Apps

I was hoping to streamline and modernize the business aspect of my art fair selling.  I was wondering if any of you are using any apps to help with your record keeping, business expenses, mileage, etc.I've just stared searching and there are several out there, but some seem overkill or just do one thing.  Would love a single, easy to use, closest to helping with art fair necessities.Thanks,MattSee More
Apr 10, 2019

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At 9:04pm on May 29, 2015, Richard L. Sherer said…

Hi Matt, Send me your email at and I can send you some articles I wrote about business of art and shows. 

At 11:32pm on April 17, 2015, kara unland said…

I really like your website. Your art is different than what I have seen here in Socal. You do beautiful work and since I have taken 3D classes I can say WoW very nice and mean it from a technical side as well. Welcome I hope you find what you are searching for.

At 3:53pm on March 27, 2015, Connie Mettler said…
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At 9:47am on March 24, 2015, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Matt,

Welcome to AFI!  We're delighted to have you join us here and hope you'll take some time to familiarize yourself with the site and enjoy all the excellent information to be had here.  Thanks and best of luck to you.


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