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Nov. 8th, 2012

Steps to starting your own business (at least in California)

  1. Come up with name - check

  2. Fill out fictitious name form - not needed when your last name is in the name of the company

  3. Print fictitious name in paper - see #2

  4. Set up e-mail address and, if desired, get domain - check

  5. Get Seller's permit - check

  6. Get Business Permit - check

  7. Get Business account at bank - done!

Seem to have forgotten something though... I need a banner for the Etsy site, and now that I actually have a domain, it might be wise to at least have some sort of a web site. ACK! I knew I was forgetting something. sigh

And of course, I try to do all of this in November when I'm also trying to do NaNo.

I truly must be insane...


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Nov. 11th, 2012 01:26 pm (UTC)
You need all that for an Etsy store?? Or are you just making your own online business and then linking it to Etsy?

Good luck!
Nov. 11th, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
Believe it or not, if you live in California, you need all of that for an Etsy store. Etsy doesn't require it per se, but since it is considered to be a store front, you technically need all of this to be legal. Not to mention the book keeping, and tracking who buys from CA and thus must pay sales tax and how much it is for your area.
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