Monday, October 18, 2010

Baby Steps in Business

So in my brother is the math, science, and business whiz. Which is good because he works in finance and he is good at it. I on the other hand am better with the creative side of things...I hated math and loved English and Art. But he is a great resource for me. As I've mentioned before I want to start my own business selling handmade accessories. So I made up a business plan (which I've never done) and my brother read through it. He made some very good suggestions: keep it simple in the beginning, get a domain name, get business card, keep it legal, set goals, etc. He made a very good point that this is the perfect time to do this since J is gone and I have time on my hands. So I'm going to use this blog to help keep me on's my current to do list (in no particular order):
  • Create a business name ~ mncollins designs
  • Get a domain name  ~ mncollins (not live yet)
  • Get a tax certificate and a DBA (doing business as)
  • Get business cards
  • Make purses and jewelry
  • Set-up an Etsy site
  • Open a bank account
  • Set goals for sales and business
  • Start spreading the word
So we're on our way to having a business!!


University of Iowa Meg said...

Go to Vista Prints for your business cards! I think your first order is free! That's where I got mine, and they turned out super cute :)