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by BlueSkyArt
Fri 26 May, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Handepay merchant services
Replies: 4
Views: 3684

Re: Handepay merchant services

aceframer wrote:I now use izettle or sumup which have no contract and I switch to whoever has the better rate that month
Sorry to hijack the thread a bit but what do you mean by whoever has the better rate that month?
by BlueSkyArt
Wed 10 May, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Card terminals - who is best/cheapest?
Replies: 17
Views: 10543

Re: Card terminals - who is best/cheapest?

We use iZettle with a Star TSP100 printer (about £120) and cash register. Claimed the VAT back and the equipment costs back on tax. Boom. Can honestly say its the best POS system we have used. On average we get charged about 1.6% due to the percentage dropping the more it's used. I really like that ...
by BlueSkyArt
Tue 09 Feb, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Name Droppers Anonymous
Replies: 22
Views: 15220

Re: Name Droppers Anonymous

Yay! What do I win?? :D
by BlueSkyArt
Tue 09 Feb, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Name Droppers Anonymous
Replies: 22
Views: 15220

Re: Name Droppers Anonymous

Way way way before my time but Evel Knievel?
by BlueSkyArt
Sat 06 Feb, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fake email with CV from a 'Dan Jantzen'
Replies: 6
Views: 1751

Re: Fake email with CV from a 'Dan Jantzen'

I emailed back saying the job was his. Still waiting for a reply.
by BlueSkyArt
Wed 13 Jan, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Move off the highstreet??
Replies: 9
Views: 8072

Move off the highstreet??

Hi all. Please bear with me. We have a shop and workshop directly on the high street. We've been here for about 5 years now. We rent the property and in general it's not in a good state of repair. There are various leaks which we have tried over and over to fix but the problem is the roof. Our landl...
by BlueSkyArt
Thu 24 Dec, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Buying a framing business
Replies: 50
Views: 28236

Re: Buying a framing business

I started my own business from scratch when I left school and then bought an existing business a few years later as well. Basically I moved my business into the old businesses premises. The business I bought was incredibly run down, really badly managed, not turning over a lot as a result of that an...
by BlueSkyArt
Sat 19 Sep, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Work footwear
Replies: 10
Views: 3419

Re: Work footwear

Karrimor Hiking boots for me. Can stand in them all day no problems.
by BlueSkyArt
Thu 20 Aug, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 23
Views: 17917

Re: Windows 10

Hi all, update on the speed issues I had with my Gunnar after updating to windows 10. First of all, big thanks to Sarah for all the help. The problem was eventually solved by updating the driver for the USB converter. Now it works 100% again.
by BlueSkyArt
Wed 12 Aug, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 23
Views: 17917

Re: Windows 10

Just updated to 10 and now my Gunnar F1 Hybrid as running at half speed and I can't figure out why so I'm thinking of going back to 8.1 on this PC so I can get some actual work done. Works great on my laptop though!
by BlueSkyArt
Sat 25 Apr, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Close gallery and use as a framing showroom?
Replies: 32
Views: 16979

Re: Close gallery and use as a framing showroom?

Thought I would update this thread as we've been running the 'new' business for about 6 months now. In a nut shell, it's the best move we could have made and we are busier than ever. Spontaneous sales are much more common now that we have more 'affordable' artwork on show. We've made up an 'inspirat...
by BlueSkyArt
Fri 24 Apr, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: frame for oil painting commission (progression)
Replies: 1
Views: 2888

Re: frame for oil painting commission (progression)

Wow. Jealous. Make sure you post up the finished piece!
by BlueSkyArt
Fri 24 Apr, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding identification
Replies: 6
Views: 1516

Re: Moulding identification

J/0057/S from DJ simons?
by BlueSkyArt
Wed 22 Apr, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: PCI compliance
Replies: 11
Views: 5094

Re: PCI compliance

I've been using iZettle since September and its great. Way better than the card service I had before. I would definitely recommend it. I really like the accounts software on their website which allows you to see exactly how much you have been paid, what it was for and how much your fee will be at th...
by BlueSkyArt
Tue 21 Apr, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: First cove box attempt
Replies: 1
Views: 2271

First cove box attempt

Just finished my first cove box frame and I must say, I love working with cove boxes. So much easier than working with spacers and deep rebate mouldings etc. From now on, everyone's getting a cove box. Thanks Sarah at Gunnar for getting me started and John Mcafee for the useful tips! 20150421_130453...
by BlueSkyArt
Sat 18 Apr, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Submariners Dress Uniform and Cap Badges
Replies: 12
Views: 9555

Re: Submariners Dress Uniform and Cap Badges

That's awesome. One of the best framing jobs I've seen!
by BlueSkyArt
Sat 18 Apr, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: WW1 Medals&Photos
Replies: 0
Views: 1721

WW1 Medals&Photos

Framed these medals and photos. The customer gave me free rein with the design as long as it was fairly compact to fit in his small office. The central photo was smaller slightly so I staggered it to hide this and add another element to the design.
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by BlueSkyArt
Sat 18 Apr, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best way to carry samples
Replies: 9
Views: 2449

Re: best way to carry samples

I used to carry around big A1 art folders with samples on an MDF sheet to customers houses. Did that for a few years before getting my shop. Bit bulky but worked ok.
by BlueSkyArt
Tue 02 Dec, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: McLaren Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 4675

Re: McLaren Caps

Nope. Used an extra deep rebate. Thought I'd have to do something on the back to make a bit more room but they just about fitted with about a 3mm gap between the caps and the glass.
by BlueSkyArt
Tue 02 Dec, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: McLaren Caps
Replies: 6
Views: 4675

McLaren Caps

Finished this for a customer a few weeks ago. It's my first slightly complicated job on my new Gunnar F1 hybrid a got a few weeks ago. Sorry about the reflections...I tried to talk the customer into AR glass but he didn't want to fork out the extra £.
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