Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Planning for a July official opening

Due to the schedule requirements at my current day job, I will not be trying to launch the business publicly until July. During June I will be concentrating on getting advertisement methods ready so I can start adding public clients in July. During this time I will also be acquiring some basic hardware devices to have available to customers on a whim (mice, cables, flash drives, adapters, etc.). Hopefully I can avoid having to sell fidget spinners.

Monday, May 15, 2017

I guess it's official now

Today I registered my Employer ID number with the IRS and my seller permit with the state board of equalization. I can officially do retail sales now :)

Saturday, May 13, 2017

(Un)Officially open-er

The business license arrived today. Hurrah! I can soon start advertising and accepting more clients! :) I have a few more things to get sorted before I open to the general public and start advertising.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Unofficially Open

I've mailed off my business license application :)
Since businesses are allowed to do up to $2500 in a year without requiring a license, I've decided to open unofficially until the business license is valid.
Current days of business are Mondays and Tuesdays until I can afford to scale back hours at my retail job. I plan on being completely independent by June 01. Fingers crossed.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Credit cards accepted

Credit cards can be accepted for transactions! :)
For now I will use a PayPal reader, which can use chip, swipe, or manual entry. Once I have an actual shop, I'll change to a regular retail card processor and save the PayPal reader for on-the-go work.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Trying out a new look

I changed things up a bit in prep for getting this page ready for customers. The background image is temporary, but will do until I create something custom.
The customer sign-in stuff was added back to the right column. If I start getting spammed with fake customers, I will disable that feature entirely.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Automatic Open/Closed/Lunch sign

On the left of this page is an image which shows whether we are open or not. If working correctly, it should show as an "Open" sign during business hours and "Closed" during non-business hours. Also, between 12-1PM, it should show as "Lunch". Saturdays and Sundays should also override the hourly settings with a "Closed" sign all day.
I think it works, but will need to check it over time.