Along with the design scouting, the demolition, and the logo design, we've spent a fair amount of time on the business end of things. From funding proposals to permit applications, operating agreements to accounting procedures, there's a lot of biz-ness to running a business.
My contribution has been the project plan - an early early early version was shown in Chris's blasts from the recent past post. It now has a lot more detail, names assigned, start and end dates, dependencies, etc. In my former life, I was a project manager for internet projects at Scholastic, Inc., so I have a fair bit of experience with project management software such as Microsoft Project. But, being a Mac girl, I am using something different for this - OmniPlan is what I decided to go with. I'm a big fan of The Omni Group's OmniGraffle application for structuring workflows and doing wireframes/thumbnails of web pages, so I figured I would continue in that family of apps when looking for some project software. I'm pretty happy with it. I update and send out the plan on a regular basis (or at least I try to) so that everyone can see where we stand and what needs to be tackled next.
I know, it's not as sexy as chandeliers and color swatches, but it's part of the deal!