With just under a year remaining, there are things that have to be done for me to break out on my own. I am standing up my own business and laying the foundations for what I hope will be a success. Some things are easier than others but in order to do this right, they all need to be done. From the top:
1. Find a name. This has got to be the biggest pain in the ass! I am trying to pick the perfect name so I can do all the rest. I have lots of ideas but it's hard find one that no one else has thought of. In today's market, one must also consider whether the URL is available. It's enough to make me want to pull out my hair.
2. PAPARWORK! Once I have a name I will have to file all the paperwork needed to legally operate a business. It's not complicated, but I can't really do it until the name is locked in.
3. Tell the world. Once I have all those little details together I will be ready to tell the world. I figure if I take on a couple of clients now, I can build a portfolio and be ready to go solo.
With time counting down, I plan to get this all knocked out in the next week so I can really start to move before I punch.
Wish me luck!