I have had a chargeback from Paypal, but it didnt go through because I had proof of delivery (It was an expensive item on ebay and I made sure I sent it registered mail).
Now is this person claiming they never received it, or that their credit card was charged without their knowledge?
If it's them saying they never received it, then you will need proof of delivery. If you sent it by Priority Post, you should have it. If you didn't, you're out of luck.
If they are claiming their card was wrongly charged, then you have a fight on your hands, probably one you can't win. If you shipped to a confirmed address, this may be proof that you did ship it to them. But still I have seen credit card companies do chargebacks against Paypal, who of course come after the seller for the money.
In my neighbourhood in Toronto I have begun to see notices posted up calling for crafters for this event.
I remember going last year and there didn't seem to much buying action, but it still might be worth checking out if you have some lower priced items (I dont think higher priced goods would sell). Or maybe you want to try your hand at a craft fair and this might be a good show to start at.
Most of the items for sale were jewellery and kid's stuff. Dog stuff might be good too.
Since I've had my site up, Ive been getting lots of spam in my email. Almost all of them are for logo companies Like I would buy anything from a spam email, let alone make a business decision based on them!
What is the best way to keep them from getting my email and stopping the spam? Is it ok to do a clickable phrase, like Contact Me, or should I spell it out like "info at urbandestiny.com"?
Those are great ideas you have, but I think it may be too much for one, even two people.
Can you start with a core idea, like the wedding/event planning, and slowly branch out from there? (I call it The Baby Steps Approach to Business!)
After you have your event planning business underway, you can introduce the other services (like giftbaskets) as a value-added service for events.
You will be spreading yourself thin and never really have the time to devote to any one area if you take on too many tasks. Also, you may confuse potential customers who never may figure out what your business is about.
Were you planning on designing the brochures/business cards? I would contract them out and just consult with the designers/printers.
My advice (since you asked!) would be to decide what you really would like to do, do market research to see if it's viable, and concentrate on that. I'm sure some of the craftsters here will tell you that running a soap/printing/woodworking business is a full time job in of itself.
I don't mean to discourage you - just the opposite. I think if you try to do too much, you will be overwhelmed and may end up failing, when a focused business has a better chance of succeeding.
To me, it seems like the event planning is a great idea, and the gift basket and the invitation printing a valuable add on.
I think you have the beginnings of a great business idea.People today are time-poor, and any business that addresses this can be a definite success.