I have my first art/craft festival coming up and I’m still unclear about something. I don’t have an official, registered business yet. I am a photographer and I plan to open a studio in a year or two, and my plan was to make my business official at that point. Right now I use the name “Kristen Keller Photography”, which I plan to have as the name of the business, but it is not an actual business yet. My questions are:
Can I participate in art festivals without having an official, registered business? (I know I have to collect sales tax either way)
If so, if it okay to have “Kristen Keller Photography” on my booth, even though it’s not official?
Lastly, I’ve read that business cards are extremely important to have at your booth. Can I get one without having a business, for example having just my name and contact information? Or can I have Kristen Keller Photography written on them as well, even though it’s not a legal company yet?
Thank you so much for any insight you can share.