In this first every round up of handmade business links I have some useful ideas, tax info, and a call to action about the CSPIA.
First about the CSPIA. Read up on a class action lawsuit over the CSPIA and consider gettig involved if your business will be directly impacted of potentially shut down by CSPIA.
Now for the useful idea. Suzy Q Jewelry has a post on her blog about using a wiki to collaborate with clients on custom orders. There are a number of sites that allow you to set up a wiki and Suzy Q reccomends pbwiki.
Now taxes can be overwhelming and you can get lots of conflicting advice especially when it's the first time you've had to do self-employment taxes. Here's a link to the IRS Small Business and Self-Employment Tax Center.