Turnover & Indirect Costs

This post is a complement to the analysis undertaken for Artquest in the March – May 2010 newsletters. For more details on our partnership with Artquest click here. Remember – a short column is a good thing in this graph … you don’t want to spend too much of your income on your overheads! The Read the full article…

Ellen’s views on the 2008-9 benchmark data

Ellen O’Hara, Head of Business Development, Cockpit Arts and Sarah Thelwall, Founder, MyCake had a long chat about this year’s benchmark data over lunch this week and Ellen kindly agreed to pitch in with a contribution based on a comparison of the MyCake post on jeweller’s and her own experience with the data they gather Read the full article…

Benchmarking artists vs. designer-makers (2008-9 data)

We’ve been comparing MyCake data for 2008-9 between artist users and designer-maker users. This makes for some really interesting comparisons between two types of object/product based practice. In both cases we are looking at sole traders (some have a ltd company others just registered as self employed). In both cases there are sets of figures Read the full article…

A benchmark just for jewellers (2008-9 data)

As we have quite a cluster of jewellers using MyCake we thought we’d do a brief benchmark just for this sector. Here are some of the highlights: All the jewellers are sole traders with two thirds making all their own work (the other third subcontract some of their production either to other jewellers or to Read the full article…