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Thread: Heading Into Business!!

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    Heading Into Business!!

    I've taken the plunge and I'm officially taking this hobby into a small business. I know everyone has said not to turn your hobby into a business, but I figured that I already had done it. Everyone keeps coming to me to make a baby quilt for this or that, and as long as they actually are willing to cover costs and labor, I accept the job. Now it's time to make it official. On Friday I filed my DBA with the county clerk's office and applied for a NY State tax ID number. Yesterday I applied and received a federal ID number. Just waiting to get all of the paperwork before I can start selling. And the best part? I'm trading labor for labor with a friend who wanted a quilt made for his son. He's covering the costs of materials and I'm doing the same for my stuff, but I'm going to make the quilt for his son and in turn, he's setting up a website and facebook page for me and at his business he's printing off my business cards, stationary, envelopes and order forms. How neat is that?? I'm just so excited. And I can create what I love, sell as I make, take custom orders and do it all from the comfort of home.
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    Sounds like a win/win to me! As long as you are happy and satisfied with your profits don't listen to anyone else! Your life, your job, your happiness! Lots of luck to you!!!
    I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!

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    Congratulation! Wishing you lots of success!!

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    Congrats, i wish you all the best!

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    Congratulations on your new adventure!

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    Congrats. Sew on!!!

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    That is wonderful. I know you will be blessed as you bless others. Congratulations!

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    best of everything to you!!!
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    Sounds like you will have a good foundation. Be sure to leave your Biz cards with your LQS for referral. Even JAF use to have biz cards available if anyone asked for a reference. I am retired from custom quilts and I don't miss it. Now I have time to work on my charity quilts. I wish you the best of luck.
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    Congrats! Best to you~~
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    How exciting! Congrats to you and good luck with your new adventure!

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    Sounds like you've got all your ducks in a row and are ready to go! Good luck on your new adventure!

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    Good luck with your business. Looks like everything is falling in order.
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    Congratulations on taking the plunge. What's the name of your new business?

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    Congratulations, sounds like you are doing it right. You have business before you start a business. So much smarter than throwing money at a dream. Wish you the very best and hope your new venture soars!

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    Here's wishing you every success!

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    Here's to wishing you "Business Blessings"!! Good Luck! Sounds like you're already off to a good start.

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    That's wonderful! Good luck, and have fun!
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    Wishing you well with this venture.

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    Wishing you lots and lots of SUCCESS.

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    All the best in your adventure!

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    Bartering is one great way to get things you need done without having to pay full price, isn't it?

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    Congratulations and best of luck on your journey into the world of small business!

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    Big Congrats!!!!!! Ya gotta love the bartering system too lol lol [smiling]
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    Congrats! I wish you luck and joy.
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