The "birth certificate" of our business arrived last week.
We now have a valid, state-recognized name for doing business. We have also purchased a County Merchant's License for Phelps County, Missouri. We are heading to business.
The only paperwork we are still waiting for is the tax-exempt number from the state. When it arrives we will start tackling the next hurdle - finding quality, appropriate materials.
During this waiting time Richard and I have been negotiating to define our jobs in the business. We have come to the agreement that Richard is the ARTIST responsible for product design and production. I, on the other hand, shall be called MANAGER responsible for finances and marketing. Small steps they may be, but progress by any other name is still progress.