I have been reading, researching and googling like crazy these past few days. As I am trying to get my Etsy shop set up...there are tons of things to do!! I am reading the book Craft Inc which has tons of great info on everything you need to know if you are planning on starting your own creative business. There are so many things to think about...what should I name my shop? , how should I design my banner, how to best take pictures of my art...it is so exciting yet overwhelming all at once! I am hopeful and fearful and thrilled because I have wanted to do this for such a long time! Here are some amazing resources that I have come across (for those of you thinking of taking the plunge into your own creative business!)...I came across this super lady Alease Michelle who shares all sorts of wonderful tips and advice on creative business building. There are so many resources here...it's a treasure trove! Also-I love Design* Sponge! Their Biz Ladies section is simply amazing! You can find anything and everything biz related here...in words I can understand! And of course Kelly Rae's Flying Lessons has been super helpful...both practical and inspirational and I am constantly going back and reading through the class material. I am also researching printers and scanners too. I want a super high quality printer that is also reasonably easy to use!!! Lots of reading reviews and comparing etc. Also, Tara has stopped taking her nap in the mornings so that has eliminated a chunk of time I used to use for my blog postings! So thanks to everyone for leaving these kind messages in my comments-I will stop by your blogs soon.