See Building a Business for articles in this series.
I've mentioned in a few places that I am currently building a new business. This is in addition to further developing the education company, MetaPrep Education Group LLC, under which Rounding the Earth technically operates. While I am not yet announcing exactly what the new business is, and there are aspects of the long game that I'm keeping to a small circle, I'd like to announce this article series, and my plans to document the process in an organized way so that others can learn from it.
This will be a paywalled series, but anyone serious about building a business might be able to access and absorb the information in a month, so it might be as little as an $8 cost, which is perhaps a third the cost of a lot of business books, if you want to look at it that way.
I'm risking this undertaking despite the dramatic financial upheaval in the world, which I've suffered the slings and arrows of predicting in gradually focused specificity for 30 years. As such, this may turn into documentation of how the process changes as we head through a sort of wormhole between Epochs of Human Civilization.
My plans are to incorporate simple general information and "How to" articles such as "How to register an LLC", "What Does a Registered Agent Do?", and "What You Can Spreadsheet on the Cheap". I also plan to talk about overcoming basic fears and misunderstandings of the process. While it could be worse for us in the U.S., there is a bureaucracy that makes the rules, and sets up the hoops that you need to jump through along the way. In a lot of cases, these hoops look scarier than they really are.
Most of these articles will be shorter than my usual articles. Short and to the point.
Today I filed for expedited set up of my new LLC. It is initially a relatively low-cost enterprise, but there may be an intermediate capital raising step somewhere down the road once economic feedback loops are established. I plan to talk about that more next week.
Sigh. I can't believe the typo was in my title this time. Fixed.
Very intriguing for a couple reasons! I’ve set up a few businesses, two LLCs, one S-Corp, and now one non-profit. As an average Jo, I had no idea how — so I took the lazy way out and used LegalZoom and still do….So far so good, but I will say it has been one heck of a journey. So I will be interested in how you structure your service!
What was really intriguing was your comment about “What you can spreadsheet on the cheap”!!! I just created the most awesome spreadsheet for people that are exiting their 50’s (aka me) that received a letter from social security suggesting we think about when we should start collecting. They give your information and monthly amount if you start anywhere from 62-70. I tell you - the answer is very surprising. There are many factors considered including cost of living increases and so much more included in the spreadsheet. I was going to post it for $5.
I also have another elaborate gardening spreadsheet to help plan out your planting a schedule (seedling or direct sow) that considers zones and frost dates etc. My garden plan has 39 different plants!! So much fun! Maybe I’ll post that too.
What was your intention for spreadsheets???