I need to tell you all about a wonderful project I have discovered recently. It is a non profit organization called SCORE, and they help people like us start or build businesses. These are retired, successful business people that want to help you MAKE IT. whether it be a small start up, or you have growing pains, they give you all the information you need to do whats right, and steer clear of common business mistakes. All you have to do is call you local chapter, they are all over the US. Make an appointment and ask all the questions you want. It is totally FREE. Free people! they even gave me Quickbooks! FREE! It is amazing.
Here's a link for you:
Call them- you have NOTHING to lose! they even do free online counseling for any questions you may have.
Good Luck Fellow artists!