Did I Make Any Money in 2023? Preparing For the Year End and Planning For a Profitable 2024

Preparing for 2024

December, 2023

Just when you're trying to catch your breath after the holidays... taxes, inventory, and all of that fun year end accounting stuff hits you. Learn how FrameReady can help you make tax season a little less painful, and how you can set some New Year's resolutions to have an even more profitable 2024!


How to Survive and Thrive during the busy Holiday Season

Holiday Season

Are you dreading the upcoming holidays? Keeping on track of the extra work during this busy time can be overwhelming. Luckily FrameReady has some features and tricks that can help manage your production, your team, and make you record profits this year.


Shadowboxes: Are They a Money Maker or Money Pit?


May, 2023

I have a love/hate relationship with shadowboxes; it seems like no matter what I charge, it’s never enough. If the construction wasn’t tricky enough, like most framers, I loathe pricing shadowboxes. So how can we make these challenging projects profitable?


Is your shop having an identity crisis?

Mirror Mirror on the wall

Mirror Mirror on the wall… who is the best frame shop of them all? Are you getting an authentic reflection of how your business is perceived by potential customers, or do you need a reality check… and maybe eyeglasses?


The 80/20 Rule; or Why Do I Have 24 Cans of Cream of Mushroom soup?

The 80-20 Rule

May, 2023

Accurate inventory accounting is the key to running a successful business. If you don’t manage your inventory, your inventory will manage you, and poor inventory management can cripple a business.

So why do I have 24 cans of cream of mushroom soup?


Small Business Survival During Tough Economic Times

Part 1: Small Business Survival During Tough Economic Times

February, March, 2023

This two-part article addresses small business survival during lean times. In this blog post, we share suggestions from financial experts to help you stay afloat and prosper during the forecasted economic storms.

Read Part I ...   Read Part II ...

Profit is Not a Dirty Word

Profit is not a dirty word

April, 2023

Is profit a dirty word? In some circles, it seems that way but, in reality, profit is what keeps businesses afloat and thriving. If you're a business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, in this article we cover six things to consider when calculating your profit margin.


"Mind Your Business" by Sheila McCumby. © 2023, FrameReady