Thanks for your post, Angus.
I know a woman who set up two corporations (one profit and one not-for-profit) by herself. . . without the aid of an attorney. She did her homework, much like the way you seemed to have done your homework. She is one of a few who business role models for Amy and me. She started out knowing absolutely nothing. Zip. Zero. She, now, has her hand in both businesses (a little bit less with the not-for-profit, though, because of time) which are running smoothly.
FYI: Her not-for-profit business is a successful after-school program offering a variety of activities for pre-teen, early teen children. These activities were art, music and sport related. Amy used to be one of the instuctors and taught theater & performance.
Her for-profit business (the one the brings in all the $$$ for her household) is actually with her husband. Her husband is educated and is an expert in setting up programs for states that condition vans for handicapped people. Like, quadraplegic people who have the minimal (enough) arm and hand motion to drive these condition vans. Never heard of such a thing before I met her and her husband. Anyhow, she was the one who did all of the research, filled out all the papers and established their S - Corporation. She is also the "business manager" of sorts while her husband meets with the appropriate people to set up these programs. (I know I'm over simplifying the nature of their business because I'm not quite sure, myself, what exactly they do except put handicapped people into van that they can drive. . . and work with some kind of state program. . . )
Ahh. . . but I ramble on and on. . .
P. S. Please let us know when your book is published. Consider me in line for a purchase.