The Ultimate Setting Up Shop Course

  • Our beautiful and inspiring four week, self-paced format walks every type of creative entrepreneur through the steps necessary to get their business up and running, the right way.

    Do you dream of starting your own business, but don’t even know where to begin? Or did you throw down and start your own business, only to have that gut feeling you missed some critical steps? Does handling the administrative side of your biz make you want to hide in a corner?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, go ahead and breathe a sigh of relief. You’ve come to the right place. Our 4 week Ultimate Setting Up Shop course covers every single aspect of starting a new business, from general business setup and structure, to legal and accounting matters, to your perfect online presence and so much more.

    The Ultimate Setting Up Shop Course is designed to be completed over 4 weeks and by the end of the course, you’ll have checked all the boxes for:

    • Creating and organizing all of your critical business information and recurring tasks
    • Hiring a fantastic CPA and setting up a business structure
    • Registering for an EIN, business license, and sales tax license
    • Securing proper business insurance and contracts
    • Implementing smart systems for your accounting programs
    • Launching the most effective online presence


    We designed this course for creative entrepreneurs, just like you! We know creative businesses are infinitely more successful when they make the ‘business side’ a priority.

    Because we’re 100% dedicated to your business’s health and success, you won’t find any fluff here. Each week, we provide robust content with a smart task list to keep you focused, along with worksheets to work through the most difficult to-do’s. We walk you through every single step of the entire process….literally all you need is to get started!

  • • 65+ pages of actionable content presented beautifully
    • Smart worksheets to guide you toward success
    • Effective website and social media strategies

    The guide can be read in any PDF viewer, and the worksheets are 8.5x11 and can be printed on your home or studio printer. 


    Compatible with Adobe Acrobat, Windows & Mac
  • A few notes from Design Aglow about our products.

    Customization: This product is an instant download and is fully customizable unless otherwise noted. A support guide is provided with your product, or in our Tutorials section. It offers a generalized overview for customizing the template. NOTE: Both the template and tutorial are designed specifically for professional photographers and assume a working knowledge and intermediate experience with Photoshop and a familiarity with layer masks.

    Printing: Unless otherwise noted, all template layouts are formatted for standard professional lab printing. You can print your final products anywhere professional services are provided, however we do include a recommended lab with your download.

    Fonts: Most fonts used in Design Aglow products are standard system fonts that may already be installed on your computer, or are easily attainable by downloading from the creators. Due to copyright protection, we are unable to include these files directly in the template, but a quick Internet search for the font online will typically yield several resources (font style names are included with your product for easy searching).

    About Your Purchase: We understand inspiration knows no boundaries and that you're probably eager to get started. This product is designed to be used immediately, which is why we made it digital! We do hope you understand, however, that since it is digital, we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges. Before you finalize your purchase, take one more look to be sure it's exactly what you need and that you have the appropriate software.

    One more thing: If you haven't purchased from us before, take a minute to review our Copyright Information, for important details on how you legally use this product. It will probably answer most of the questions you may have, and explains key product usage guidelines.

    Have questions? Contact us anytime. A friendly, intelligent member of Design Aglow will be happy to offer assistance during our operating hours, M-F 9am - 5pm (U.S. Pacific Standard Time).

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