It’s hard to go from contemplating the words of John Paul II to writing about business matters. But, when I remind myself that our business will be helping to support my family, then, it’s as if a circuit is connected which allows the spiritual principles continue to flow into the material needs.
The Etsy shop is set to open on January 1st – if I make it to midnight on New Year’s Eve, then I’ll open the shop then with a few clicks. The 1st of January is a great Feast day, dedicated to the Mother of God, and I like to attend Mass on that day, to dedicate the whole year to Our Lady, and through her, to God. Opening the shop on that day is my way of dedicating the entire business venture to the Lord.
I’m also working on a Facebook page for the shop; there’s not much there yet, but I should be able to post some photos today.
Here are some of the resources that I’ve been gleaning information from:
How to Start a Home-based Online Retail Business by Jeremy Shepherd
Etsy posts a number of really helpful tutorials about all facets of starting and growing a craft-related business. Some of the topics I have looked at are: costing, designing a shop banner, photographing shop items.
I’m always interested in finding out more about running a small business, so fell free to leave some links that you have found helpful.
We are also going to be moving house in the New Year, so pray for me that I will be able to keep it all together.
God’s blessings to you all.