So, the grief site is up and running, the store has inventory which is on it's way to me for me to personalize when I get orders (The response from internet shops has been utterly mindblowing! I got another resounding yes this morning!) but there are other things I still need, and to be honest, I don't know where to begin! First off is traffic, but that will improve as the search engines pick me up... (hint hint, a link to poetic acceptance for grieving parents would be MOST appreciated!)
To legally operate as a charity, I need to register as such with the government and get a charity/non-profit tax ID. I'm not sure what this costs, but I know it isn't free and I know I have no idea how to do it. I'm pretty sure I won't need a lawyer, I gave the website a preliminary look last night and it seems pretty straight forward, just a 25 page book to fill out, a bit like doing my taxes, only there are apparently an extra 20+ pages lol.
Anyone out there with advice or who wants to donate to the cost of the legalities? To be honest, some experienced advice/help would mean more to me right now than the money to cover the application.