I designed a line of jewelry (all still only on paper) for a store my
friend works at. She showed it to her boss and they want it. That’s
the good news. The bad news is I am a rookie business person in need
of advice on many subjects. I also need advice and about
CAD/CAM. (I’ll start there…)
I know a local jeweler who has the whole cad/cam system and I’m
wondering what sort of ballpark price to expect to have him 'grow’
the models. Many of the models will be identical, just different
size/scale. Is there a comparable alternative to use for designs that
require crisp lines and lettering? I’m going to need many models so
I want to approach it the easiest way, but economically.
I have my sales/use tax info but what other sorts of licenses or
legal documents do I need to do business on this level?
How does copyrighting really work and do I need to contact someone to
safeguard my designs?
Even though the initial line is taylored to this store, I want to
maintain ownership of my deigns, etc. I need advice on contracts!
How do I go about getting a name (legally) for the business?
It really is a small line, but I want to avoid the pitfalls that
would prevent it from growing. I know I will think of a million more
questions. Thanks for your patience and advice. --Julie