Maire Loughran is a former writer for ThoughtCo and contributed work for five years. She is a certified public accountant and a book author with 15 years' experience assisting new business owners with their startup process, including figuring breakeven point, preparing financial statements, and tax return preparation. As a craft business owner herself, she is very familiar with the unique challenges facing the craft business industry.
Maire has lectured extensively on how to start a new business, covering such topics as selection of business entity, business licenses and sales tax collection, bookkeeping, and how to write a business plan. She is also a university professor teaching accounting, auditing, and taxation classes. A second-generation designer, Maire built her craft business from the ground floor up and writes and lectures on the topic to help others do the same.
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