Hi Folks ~ I went to my bank this morning to see about opening a DBA account for my Etsy shop. I have to have a fictitious name certificate before I can open an account, which costs $50, I just checked online. There will be a bank fee of $17 a mo. unless I have a certain amount that will stay in the account. SIGH!
To get a sales tax # doesn’t sound hard, but I think I will have to get the certificate mentioned above first.
From what I can figure out from online is that I also need a business license even for an online store. I will be sole proprietor.
My mind is reeling! I wish I had someone to talk with and walk me through this. I am not good at figuring out this kind of stuff. DH was, I’m ‘FlowerLady’, he took care of all of geek/business stuff while I took care of home, gardens, worked for 17 years at my job, and create my needleworks.
I’m wondering if it is even worth it.
I’ll take a break again from thinking about all of this, in other words, procrastinate some more, and pray about it too.
I did read on Etsy that in order to do business there, you really do need the business license and the tax #. I think there are a lot of sellers who don’t realize this. We are led to believe we can just start selling on Etsy.
Other than that, I am thankful today for, flowers, shade, a.c. food to eat, a nice bed to nap/sleep in, bills are paid and my feet aren’t hurting.
This is a short little post to vent my somewhat frustrated feelings.
I’d appreciate prayers and any feedback with this issue. ~ FlowerLady
Indecision becomes decision with time.
Do not plant your dreams in the field of indecision,
where nothing ever grows but the weeds of "what-if."
Everything is something you decide to do,
and there is nothing you have to do.
I love to create! Right now I’ve been working on things that are to give to others rather than things that are for sale. This was the last piece I created for my Etsy shop and it is sitting, waiting for my shop to open up again.