A wonderful friend to have when you’re starting out is Lesley Ochoa at www.weeksoffun.com.
The below is all resources she’s found from research! I’ve bought the Etsy Shop for Dummies book and am starting to comb through it.
Not only that, but she made me an AWESOME necklace, those who see me at work have seen it often. I will take a nice pic in the future and post.
This book was helpful – a step by step guide but also tells you stuff to think about/do:Here are some links/info I have in my own project list (haven’t’ checked them all out:· Research if I need to get a license to sello http://www.sba.gov/community/blogs/community-blogs/business-law-advisor/making-money-online-when-are-you-businesso http://www.sba.gov/community/blogs/run-home-based-business-%E2%80%93-find-licenses-and-permits-you-needo Chicago biz license: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bacp/provdrs/bus.html§ Home based business license:http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bacp/supp_info/home_based_businesses.html· Steps to setting up biz (legal): do this: http://www.sba.gov/content/follow-these-10-steps-starting-business· Running a corporationo http://www.atotalwaste.com/money/scorp.html (this has the minutes)· Online business law (review) : http://www.sba.gov/content/online-business-law· Starting an online business (got this from SBA): http://www.oncallgeeks.com/· Women’s businesses resources: http://www.sba.gov/content/womens-business-resourcesTaxes & Banking· Sales tax –o **Charge 9.25%*** (Source = https://www.revenue.state.il.us/app/trii/index.html)· Create corporate bank account and get company credit card and checks. Need EIN.Chicago Etsy Shops for NetworkingRefineryMegan Lee DesignsPolicies: Illinois residents will be automatically charged 8.75% sales tax through paypal.Chicagoist ListChicago Girl VintageCirca Ceramics – check then out