(National) This website will give you basic information to help you deal with your freelance taxes and freelance finances.
Harvard University Transactional Law Clinics
(Boston, Massachusetts) The Transactional Law Clinics are a clinical program of Harvard Law School, providing low-fee legal advice to small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Entertainment Law Clinic works primarily with musicians and performers, while the Business and Non-Profit Clinic serves entrepreneurs more generally.
(National) IndieGoGo offers anyone with an idea – creative, cause-related, or entrepreneurial – the tools to effectively build a campaign and raise money. Started in 2008 with a focus on film, but now serves any artists/creatives/entrepreneurs, and doesn’t have an all-or-nothing policy.
(IRS) Internal Revenue and Self Employed
(National) Link to the IRS’s site for self-employed individuals, which offers free forms, help and guidance.
(LMCC) Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
(Lower Manhattan, New York) The LMCC hosts two major professional development programs for artists (Artist Summer Institute & Basic Finance for Artists), sponsors grants and residencies, and offers countless workshops and lectures covering all areas of creative entrepreneurship.
Mass Cash Back
(Massachusetts) Search for a local agency in Massachusetts that can help with free tax preparation, including simple business returns.
Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network
(Massachusetts) The MSBDC Network provides one-to-one free comprehensive and confidential services focusing on business growth and strategies, financing and loan assistance, as well as strategic, marketing and operational analysis.
Media Education Foundation
(Massachusetts) MEF produces and distributes documentary films and other educational resources to inspire critical reflection on the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. MEF welcomes the use of the Frances P. Crowe community meeting room by non-profit organizations engaged in civic, cultural, educational, recreational, and public information meetings.
(NBEDC) New Bedford Economic Development Council
(New Bedford, Massachusetts) NBEDC works collaboratively with local organizations and dozens of agencies at the city, state and federal levels to promote a business-friendly environment. They actively seeks new business investment by marketing New Bedford worldwide as a top location for business growth and expansion.
(NEFA) New England Foundation for the Arts
(New England) NEFA’s mission is to creatively support the movement of people, ideas, and resources in the arts within New England and beyond, make vital connections between artists and communities, and build the strength, knowledge, and leadership of the region’s creative sector.
NYC Business Solutions
(New York, New York) Resources and workshops for NYC-based entrepreneurs. Support services include legal advice, financing assistance, and help with permits & licenses.
(NYFA) New York Foundation for the Arts
NYFA serves emerging artists and small arts organizations with fiscal sponsorship, professional development programs, grants, and a fantastic online classifieds section.
Self Employment in the Arts
(National) Entrepreneurial and small business articles for small and large projects, creating budgets, tax guidance, and saving money.
(SBDC) Small Business Development Center
(New York) Find free, one-on-one business counseling anywhere in America.
South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation
(Massachusetts) Based on Taunton, MA, SEED serves entrepreneurs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island with small business loans, free workshops, and a business library.
What Art School Didn't Teach You
Whether you’re an emerging or established artist, What Art School Didn’t Teach You is here to assist with the business aspects of your creative career. We’re a resource for artists, makers and creatives who desire to improve their arts entrepreneurship – from business tips & marketing to balancing art, life and our inner critics – we’re here to help build balance between our creative passion and our business necessities.
(National) An up-and-coming online marketplace for fine art.