The launch of JJDouglasPaperCo happened months ago…now I am gearing up for a re-launch. I am reading every small business book I can get my hands on. I am pretty much doing things backwards. Like having product prior to having all the foundation pieces completed. Did you know that you are still required to have state license even if you do transaction via the internet? and this includes a city license! I do now.
There are hundreds of little details that I will be working out over the next few months. April’s goals will be concentrating on setting up the work space, May is all the legal issues (licensing) plus branding and June will be a flurry of production for all things paper with a re-launch in July!
I will be adding a new section of my Etsy shop too. My mother is making handmade handbags! Branching out already!
Now I am off to write out the to do lists!
In the copious amount of free time I have, I read blogs….dozens upon dozens of blogs. Again I say, I love Google. I use the Google reader to review all the various blogs. I add about two to three blogs to my reader each week. Yeah, the reader could average about two hundred new posts per day. Do I read every single post? Um, it depends. There are a few that I save for later, especially if it pertains to Etsy or green ideas. Some of the posts are mostly full of pictures which I do review and pin to Pinterest if it truly captures my eye.
This week I wanted to share the love with the small business blogs I review. Take a look at these gifted bloggers.
Handmadeology ~ the go to blog for all things pertaining to small business crafters
The Boss of You ~ everything a woman should know about being your own boss
Everything Etsy – This sister site to Handmadeology, the title speaks for its self
Just Love.ly Things – Great resource for information on branding your business
design*sponge – The Biz Ladies section is valuable source of information about doing business on-line