Recommended Vendors

Neil Howell
Mac Friendly Solutions
(510) 502-9899

Neil has been providing Macintosh Support and Consulting services for 15 years. He specializes in working with artists through a knowledge of graphics applications and tools on the Mac, and an ability break down and communicate technical information into laypersons terms. Neil is certified by Apple and available for phone and onsite consultations.


Carol Cohn
The Balancing Act
(925) 381-3556

Carol performs accounting, bookkeeping and financial record keeping services for small companies and individuals in their homes or offices.  She can set up an accounting system (Quickbooks) and train people how to use it, or come in weekly, monthly, or quarterly to input the data for you. Carol is especially good at working with artists and people who do not have a financial background. She can also help set up a budget which is advantageous for planning and decision making.


Patrick Hart, Creative Director
DualStar Digital

PO Box 56900
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 21-DUALSTAR
(510) 376-0817 Mobile

If you want to increase your exposure and become a household name, the branding and marketing consultants at DualStar Digital can give you that extra professional edge to be taken seriously and sell more work. Our decade plus of experience specializing in promoting artists shows in the great results we achieve for you. Artwork reproductions, postcards, banners, website galleries, online stores and more: we do it all, we do it well.”


Richard J. Lee
Lee, Lawless & Blyth

11 Embarcadero West, Suite 140
Oakland, California 94607
Telephone: (510) 272-0200 x304
Facsimile: (510) 451-3931

Lee’s practice includes business transactional matters, including nonprofit corporations.  He has set up and represents many nonprofit corporations, including numerous film makers and mediamakers.

Lee assisted in the founding of Film Arts Foundation in 1976, whose services have now been taken over by the San Francisco Film Society.  He was one of the first panel members of Bay Area Lawyers for the Arts (now California Lawyers for the Arts).  The emphasis in his commercial practice is in assisting clients in their small business endeavors, with an emphasis on problem solving.


Wendy DeWitt
Wette Music

DVD/CD Services
510 223 8499

Wette Music will give your CD / DVD release  the right professional look for promotional or retail release. They are experienced in assisting artists with releases to be sold at events, on the internet or distributed to bookers and fans. Wette Music has worked with world class painters and musicians for over ten years and has experience in getting it right and on time. They can help with all aspects of putting a project together and are happy to share advice and answer questions.


Rosalind Hall
PrePaid Legal

(510) 828-7784

Getting help early in a legal situation is like calling the fire department before the fire gets out of control.  It is easier to put out when it is a small spark rather than a raging blaze.  Prepaid Legal plans are available for a modest monthly fee.  The collective buying power of each member is combined to make them the provider firm’s largest customer.  Now you can get legal advice without having to consider the cost.  Attorneys can write letters on your behalf or review contracts and other legal documents.  These are just some of the services that a legal plan provides.


Marlene McCall
Creative Office Services

(510) 669-9321

Creative Office Services provides a full range of outsourced office and administrative services for musicians, artists, writers, and other creative folks. If you don’t have the time, the expertise, or the desire to handle the business tasks needed to turn your passion into a successful livelihood, we can help.  All client work is done in our office, and we specialize in working with our clients virtually. Bookkeeping, virtual assistance, document production, copyediting, creation of marketing materials, database design and data entry, writing for websites or brochures, handling correspondence and scheduling, bulk mailing services, and more.

Bryan Mazzarello
Mazzarello Media and Arts, LLC
(510) 761-6360

Mazzarello Media and Arts cultivates creative ideas and hand-crafted designs. We create logo identities, print materials, websites, and photography, and we love to work with artists.


Sydney Metrick, PhD
Professional Artists Coach
(510) 223-3882

Artists who want to sell their work are not always entrepreneurs. They may not have a business plan, goals or action steps for developing sales. With my help, my coaching clients gain focus, direction and increased success.


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