Hi! I couldn't find a thread for this so I started one. If there is one, please put this in it.
I'm thinking of starting a business. Not a "real" business yet, but a shell of a "business". I want to start promoting my face-painting and glitter tattoos in the neighborhood this summer to earn a bit of money to pay for all the classes and supplies. It's more of a hobby-business if that exists.
I have so many questions and if anyone has any suggestions or would like to discuss their own businesses, I thought this would be a good place.
Now, realize that I am stooooopid about having a business. Never done it. Don't know what's all required.
- Firstly, I'm trying to design a business card. I've gotten a few ideas together and my sweetie, who is a graphic designer is trying to make my ideas make sense and look good. But once I have a design do I just get some printed at a Copy store?
- Then I figured I needed an invoice pad and a receipt book for any events I book. Got those at Staples.
- Then I have a calendar where I can write down what events I'm booked for so I don't forget.
? - Do I need to open a bank account to keep things separate?
?- Do I need to get a domain name secured?
?- Do I need a website or webpage for people to see photos of my work?
?- Should I get a separate e-mail address than my regular one?
?- I know I don't need a business license because this is more like a busking type of thing. I checked with the City and you can apply for specific places, which isn't what I'm wanting, or you can apply for each individual festival that you may want to sell your wares at. Which isn't what I'm wanting either.
?- What else do I need to do? I consider this to be something similar to hosting a home party for make-up or kitchen stuff. Except that I go to their homes.
Any ideas would be very helpful. Thank you in advance.