Welcome to the Yarny Bookkeeper
Welcome to the Yarny Bookkeeper
So you want to start a handmade business
So you want to start a handmade business
Webinars & Courses
Webinars & Courses
The simple act of setting a goal, even if it’s just in your head, doubles your chances of success. But, if you take it a step further and actually write those goals down, you’re 10 times as likely to succeed.
Business Plans, Goal Setting

My Handmade Biz-Business Planning, Writing Things Down

Writing things down is the most important part of business planning and goal setting. In the last 4 weeks we’ve talked a bit about business planning and goal setting.  Have you been thinking about what your plans and goals are?  More importantly, have you been writing things down?  Most people don’t and that’s a HUGE …

Sometimes business planning involves working backwards in order to set goals for your handmade or creative business.  Wondering how this works?
Business Plans, Goal Setting

My Handmade Biz-Business Planning, Working Backwards

Sometimes business planning involves working backwards in order to set goals for your handmade or creative business.  Wondering how this works? Business planning and goal setting are often tough things to do. Mainly because we tend to set vague goals for ourselves and our business. How to work backwards to set your business goals. One …

Increasing traffic, subscribers, and customers is how you grow your income to boost your bottom line.  We all know that.  But, where do these new subscribers and customers come from?  That’s the tough part.
Business Plans, Goal Setting, Marketing

My Handmade Biz-Business Planning, Increasing Traffic

Increasing traffic, subscribers, and customers is how you grow your income to boost your bottom line.  We all know that.  But, where do these new subscribers and customers come from?  That’s the tough part. Welcome to Week 3 of our Business Planning challenge! In Week 1 we talked about how planning is the “secret” to …

Business planning involves knowing where you’re at right now in order to measure growth and figure out what you should be working on.
Business Plans, Goal Setting

My Handmade Biz-Business Planning, Know Where You’re at Now

Business planning involves knowing where you’re at right now in order to measure growth and figure out what you should be working on. If you’re ready to take your handmade business to the next level (whether it’s through baby steps or explosive growth) over the coming months, it’s important to stop and look at where …

When you create an overall budget for your business, your Revenue and Expense budgets get “married” – so to speak.
Budgets, Spreadsheets for your creative biz

My Creative Biz-Let’s Create a Budget

When you create an overall budget for your business, your Revenue and Expense budgets get “married” – so to speak. Together they can tell you all kinds of wonderful financial things about your business including: what your fair hourly wage is (or should be!), how much you should be setting aside for taxes, helps you to …

My Handmade/Creative Biz-Creating an Expense Budget. An expense budget helps you to keep track of your monthly fixed costs - the money you need to pay out EVEN if you have NO income.
Budgets, Goal Setting, Spreadsheets for your creative biz

My Creative Biz-Creating an Expense Budget

Creating an expense budget for your creative or handmade business helps you not only make the dollars you spend work for you, but also prevents your dollars from flying out the door!  It also provides you with the amount of your fixed costs that you need to pay each month or year – even IF …