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« on: February 03, 2005 10:04:25 AM »

My friend and i recently had the amazing idea of not only going on holiday to france (which weve been planning for a long time) but also selling our craftiness (bags, skirts purses etc) while were there.  probably mostly at fairs etc, or setting up stalls in streets if we can.

Does anyone have any experience of doing this? Or doing anything similiar, even just hairbraiding in streets?  Would we need permits, where can we get these from, what about taxes, how do we find out about fairs/festivals etc?

This is one of those annoying ideas that you discuss for ages with your friends and that never actually happens, but were determined to make a go of it if we can!  So any advice, experiences or even anyone slapping me (virtually) and telling me to stop dreaming would be fantastic  Kiss

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2005 09:22:58 AM »

This is an interesting idea. I know I read an article about someone selling their paintings while traveling (at outdoor shows). I will see if I can locate it.

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2005 06:00:02 PM »

i could give you advice from a u.s. standpoint, but i don't know about Scotland...  In the u.s. you would need a business lisence (depending on your state) and then your income abroad doesn't count unless it is over a certain amount (although you still have to report it).
one benefit of this is that your vacation is a buisiness trip and you can deduct travelling expenses.  thus you may not actually have any 'profit' when all is said and done.
the u.s. also has a minimum amount you have to make as an individual before you have to report it at all.
also, we would have a customs issue if transporting things that we are planning to sell...

anyway some questions for you to ask of your tax/city office maybe:
-business lisence?
-minimum income amounts at home and abroad?
-sister city relationships?  maybe a way for you to get in touch with some helpful other town offices.

now, whether in punishment or reward, through all eternity, she must love and believe in what she did not understand.  -dennison
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2005 07:37:24 AM »

wow lots of food for thought  Roll Eyes thanku muchly  Smiley

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