My guest this week is my neighbor of sorts… He’s San Francisco-based Jacob Fisher and he runs the Etsy shop RetoolSF where he sells his handmade all-vegan accessories that are durable, stylish and very reasonably-priced.
Retool started out as a partnership business. Along the way has evolved into a one-man sole proprietorship.
If you’ve ever considered getting a business partner OR going it alone you’ll get some great firsthand insight form someone who’s done it both ways.
Jacob shares the pros and cons of both setups and sheds some light on how to determine what works or will work best for you.
RetoolSF Topics Discussed
- Transitioning from full-time outside employment to full-time self-employment
- Pros and cons of different business structures i.e. partnership vs. sole proprietorship
- Keeping vegan accessories stylish yet affordable
- Strategies and resources for building handmade and crafting skills
- Craftsy – I couldn’t find the exact course Jacob took but it’s a great resource for a wide variety of crafting courses nonetheless
- State Board of Equalization and Franchise Tax Board -varies from state to state but these offices are where you typically will need to go to get your seller’s permit
- Etsy Shop Update tool
Jacob’s Etsy Shop ShoutOut
- Theo Ellsworth – original artwork, drawings and prints by Theo Ellsworth
Best Ways to Reach Jacob
- Etsy shop: RetoolSF
- Email: RetoolSF [at] gmail [dot] com
- Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
- Website: RetoolSF.com
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