The Ultimate Setting Up Shop Course

  • Our robust four week, self-paced system 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. Our 4-week program covers it all, from general business setup and structure, to legal and accounting matters, to your perfect online presence and so much more.

    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 accounting
    • Launching the most effective online presence


    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
  • Here at Design Aglow, we firmly believe that our education will help grow your business and lead you to achievable success. All of our courses have been thoroughly tested and are proven to work. We stand behind our rich content and promise real-world results.

    That being said, if you’re not satisfied, we’re not satisfied.

    If, after diligently working through your course for the designated time period, you are unsatisfied with your results, we want you to write in and tell us. We ask that you show that you've completed all of the work and exercises because we know how powerful they can be when applied properly. We have no desire to keep your money if you feel you have not received value, but we do insist that you commit 100% to taking action if you want our promised results.

    Please email us at within 30 days of your purchase, and we will do our best to help you succeed or offer you our full money-back guarantee. That means you can purchase any course with confidence knowing that, even if it takes a little longer than planned, you will get the right results.

    Thank you for choosing to grow your business with us!

    Cheers to your success,
    The Design Aglow Team
  • 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).

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Priceless resource

Having been in business for 12 years there is a lot of information in this bundle that I did not have at my disposal as a start-up business. I flew by the seat of my pants and learned as I went. Even now, as I am beginning to restructure myself in a new location, this is helping me reorganize my structure and implement new actions in managing my office that I wasn't utilizing before. Writing down my thoughts and ideas as I went through the material is important to me so I appreciated the space for making notes, the checklists, the provided resources in helping me along in my revamped business plan. This is a priceless resource for anyone who is looking to start up their entrepreneurial business or simply looking to restructure it.

Includes everything

The Ultimate Setting Up Shop Course is a thorough bundle of information and worksheets of actionable steps to be taken over a 5 week period. Viably, one should be able to legally get their business up and running in just over a month if the step by step setup process is followed. As a professional photographer with close to 15 years experience, I can honestly say that this course includes everything that a novice needs to do. Sure, it’s possible that you can research this information and find it on your own but the time that it would take is far too costly and time is money. Also, there are so many details and productivity tips in this resource that even an experienced creative can learn from it. What I love best is the simplicity of the course…it is broken down so clearly. I really wish that this course had been available when I started out; instead, I had to muddle through so many different kinds of learning mediums; this course is just the opposite.

Here are some notes that I took:

***Love the idea of the business binder. So organized and easy to access important docs instead of digging through files. It is great to go back and gather/collect the info for an already-established business.

***The accountability checklist is handy and practical.

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