It is very shameful that we are wasting our time dealing with spammers. Spam hurts the overall impact of the discussion and the best solution is deletion of posts. Spam guarding plug ins are also helpful.
Treat events as part of business and give enough time for it. Create a schedule and time table for everything like public relations, printing, marketing etc. Promote your event in every sphere to make it a success.
You will need a shopping cart software program to take orders, calculate taxes and send order notifications. Also you need to obtain a internet merchant account from your bank to accept payments online.
As a long time serial entrepreneur (over 30 years) I know there are challenges we face that one time entrepreneurs don't. This is a place for us or those looking to be serial entrepreneurs can share their experiences, challenges and successes.