I’ve officially done it: become a company. I’ve informed the government, I’ve given my company a name (Louisville Rag and Bone), and I am ready to start selling my art and my wearables.

This is a frightening venture. I have grown comfortable creating scarves, wall hangings and other pieces that I have given as gifts to friends and now have even sold some of my work. But now I need to be a business. Keep track of sales, inventory, supplies … It’s a whole new ballgame.