Yay! Yesterday my first piece of paperwork arrived from the distant and inscrutable bowels of the government offices concerned. I have officially registered for five years the trade name "Statements of Faith" for the low price of $25 filing fee and two months of suspense.
I still await my tax ID number, my approval from the county and the board of planning and zoning, and my tax license. Not done yet, but hooray for progress!
In the meantime, I've had my first official commissions from outside the family. Very exciting.