As a sculptor you make and create things and in many respects you have the same challenges as any other company that makes a product or provides a service. There is a field of study and practice in business management that concerns itself with making things called “Production and Operations Management”.
Production and Operations management is all about managing all of the things that go into making a product or service like materials, supplies, technology, methods and labor (called “Inputs”) and transforming them into a finished product or work of art (called “Outputs”). The overall goal of production and operations management is to produce goods and services in an efficient, cost effective and profitable manner while maintaining the desired level of quality – a goal you should have for your art business as well! Continue reading