At the end of this post is a bit of a teaser for the project I’m currently working on (my own project and family business). Here’s the wireframe layout for The Paper Craft Co’s homepage. What do you think? I’m just looking to get the basic placement of everything down while I work on my business plan at the same time.
We’ve decided on the Etsy shop as just being a secondary source of income and a place for Etsy customers to purchase crafting supplies from us, but the main concept is going to be the website shop and blog. Essentially they will have 3 ways to buy:
1) Via the “inspiration blog” which will contain posts of how to make an individual craft with step by step instructions, photos and or videos and an ad items to cart button to add all needed items for the craft in the post to their cart
2) Adding individual items to the cart for their own craft projects
3) A monthly subscription box with mini Inspiration projects sent monthly
I’m also currently looking at ways to fund the startup of the business and website and cost of purchasing wholesale the crafting supplies to resell which we plan to package, brand and ship ourselves for the subscription box and just purchase and resell for the individual items. I’m looking into business startup programs for Nova Scotia and Canada, grants, loans and other sources of funding.
So what do you think? I think we have a solid plan for the business started. Any suggestions on finding sources of funding? Registering the business? And all the rest of the stuff that comes along with starting up a small business that will need a small-medium inventory?
Also what do you think of our plan? Do you think it’s solid? Are missing anything? Again this is just the start of the business planning.