Friday, October 17, 2008

Official Business Owner

Well, it's been about 3 weeks since I opened for business. Only the future will tell if I opened it at literally the worst time in my working life! I am officially incorporated as Kerrie Robertson Illustration, Inc. I have to place my papers in a local newspaper or other approved source for 3 days in a row, otherwise my incorporation will be dissolved.

There's so much to do that you just can't learn without all of the small business resources out there. Thankfully, I've been able to find a little help getting things done. But the paperwork! Whew, I'm a full time illustrator, designer, admin, accounts receivable, marketing person. Yep, the list goes on and on.

Every day, I keep thinking, I need to do this, that and some of that too. First up is to get my REAL website up and running. I feel so weird sending people to my blog to see my portfolio. I've also been networking like a crazy person. I have made a few contacts and there are a few people interested in my work, and luckily I've been able to do some local freelance for some companies around town.

The only thing I'm still waiting for is my actual business license.


Rylan Francis said...

Kerrie, get the domain name NOW! From there, you can point your clients (or would-be clients) to that URL and just have it forward to your blog until you get a real site up. You can have a domain point to something then change it down the road and the price for a domain is really cheap.

Arabian Acres said...

I'm very proud of you Kerrie! I know that with your talents, you will go far.