Hi studio owners, have you thought about hiring some interns to help out? It’s really tough to hire employees right now and some of you may not have thought about the fact that you could hire an intern. Now, I want to dispel some myths here, interns are not free labor okay.
When you talk about an intern or somebody who’s working to volunteer, there are no volunteer opportunities in a for-profit business. Those only exist in the nonprofit world in the governmental world. So, if you have somebody working in your studio, you must pay them at least minimum wage.
Now, there is one way to work around that a little bit, and that is through interns. There are some rules where you may be able to exempt somebody from being paid a full normal wage. If they are receiving college or high school credit, most of the time that’s going to be college in your case.
So, check with your local colleges and find out if they offer any ability for you to get an intern from one of their programs, they have a lot of art programs and even I would suggest looking at the business side, see if you can get a business related intern. Yes, they might not have the creative outlet like the art student’s mind, but they may help you with a lot of other things, marketing, getting your systems in place, documenting things.
So check with your local technical college as well as four year colleges. And see if there are any internships available that you might be able to fill in your studio. I’m Donna Bordeaux with PYOPAccounting.com. Please subscribe to our YouTube page. It means a lot to us to make sure that we have you there to follow along and you’ll also get the latest and greatest releases on our page. Thank you very much.
So if this is something that interests you, please let me know, shoot me an email, and I’ll be happy to get you some further details and get started with you. I’m Donna at PYOPAccounting.com. Please subscribe to our YouTube page and follow us there for the latest and greatest information and check out our website PYOPAccounting.com. Thank you.
Donna Bordeaux, CPA with PYOPAccounting.com
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