Tuesday, May 6, 2008

I'm in business

I went to the courthouse at lunch yesterday and filed the paperwork to start my business. Fire Lizard Studios LLC is now a real entity, not just a dream, and I'm a small business owner! Next step: setting up shop on Etsy and getting some products up there. This is so exciting. The ladies at the courthouse were super nice and encouraging, too. Huntsville has a lot going on, but it's still very small-town-y in many ways that make life pleasant. It's a great place to live.
All of the legal stuff about starting the business seemed impossibly overwhelming at first, but I think I've got it under control. The only thing that's not done is setting up an account for county sales tax for my county, and I sent off the paperwork for that today. Even that isn't really super urgent unless my first Etsy customers happen to be from this county.
Well, that's the news. After I took care of that stuff, I felt like queen of the world, but I was ready for a nice, relaxing knitting night. I packed my bag yesterday morning with the two yarns I'm most eager to swatch with: the purple bamboo yarn and the fancy pink organic cotton yarn.

You can't really tell from the picture, but the pink in the organic cotton (Rowan PureLife in Brazilwood) has beautiful subtle variations to it. That's why I bought it.
Anyway, I drove over to knitting night, reached over to grab my yarn bag, and discovered I had left it at home! Duh! I was so mad. I figured I'd stop in and say hi and then just go home and crochet, but I had so much fun talking to everyone, time flew by and before I knew it, Barnes & Noble was closing and throwing us all out. I sat around all evening and did absolutely nothing. The knitters are such a cool group of people, it was a lot of fun. About the only thing that would have made it more fun is some yarn!


Cara said...

congrats on the business! I'm sorry about the mug, but maybe you would like to trade fiber for mugs ...?

the other cara
cara in exile

~ P ~ said...

Hi Cara, Thanks for your comment on my blog. In answer to your question I have not read the Elm Creek Quilter series. Several of the ladies in the group have. I'll have to pick up a copy and give it a try. Since you are a knitter have you read the Knitting Mystery series by Maggie Sefton? They are a good read also.

Good luck with etsy. I'll be watching for your shop.