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
A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.
Business Basics

Why you need a budget for your handmade or creative biz

Do you have a budget for your handmade or creative biz? Ya, I know, that’s kind of a personal question isn’t it?  Sorry if it’s a little too personal – but here’s why I’m asking……… We’re half way into the year {YIKES!} Are you on track to meet your goals? Are you hitting your financial …

3 Things EVERY handmade/creative biz owner MUST do-Bookkeeping basics
Bookkeeping Basics

3 Things Every Handmade/Creative Biz Owner Must Do-Bookkeeping Basics

3 Things Every Handmade/Creative Biz Owner Must Do – Bookkeeping basics. 1) Open a separate biz checking account. 2) Do your bookkeeping. 3) Create a budget. These are 3 things every handmade or creative business owner must do. As if you don’t already have enough stuff on your plate to do being a small handmade …

Time tracking-Why it's important to keep track of the time you spend for your handmade or creative biz
Behind the scenes in your handmade biz

Time tracking-Why it’s important to keep detailed records

Time tracking, the art of keeping detailed records of the amount of time you spend on EVERYTHING you do in your business. As handmade or creative business owners we tend to think that time tracking is only important when we are working on a project.  That’s just not true. Time tracking is important and we …

Bookkeeping & how to overcome your fear of numbers
Behind the scenes in your handmade biz

Bookkeeping & how to overcome your fear of numbers

Keeping on track of your numbers (finances) determines your success or failure.  If you are constantly avoiding your bookkeeping you’ll never get a handle on your financial numbers. Bookkeeping & how to overcome your fear of numbers Bookkeeping & how to overcome your fear of numbers is this weeks topic, because I hear things like …

A behind the scenes look @ yarnybookkeeper.com
Yarny Bookkeeper-a behind the scenes look

A behind the scenes look @ YarnyBookkeeper.com ……

A behind the scenes look @ yarnybookkeeper.com.  What goes on and some new offerings that will appear in the very near future. This is a very different type of blog post – in fact it’s not one of my normal blog posts at all. It’s more of a behind the scenes glance at what’s going …

It's tough to go digital in the paper world of a handmade business owner
Behind the scenes in your handmade biz

Tools & Tips for going digital in a paper world

Tools, Apps & Tips for going digital in a paper world is our topic this week.  Going digital in a paper world can create quite a few stumbling blocks – change can be difficult and you do need to be organized! Sometimes the stumbling blocks happen because we just can’t wrap our heads around the …

Internet safety-Protect yourself & your information. Don't reuse passwords!
Behind the scenes in your handmade biz

Internet Safety-Protect yourself and your information

Internet safety is often overlooked, you need to protect yourself and your information in this online world that we live in. The internet is a wonderful thing – it puts a ton of information at our fingertips and allows us to come into contact with people from all over the world.  We’re no longer limited …

7 things I use spreadsheets for
Behind the scenes in your handmade biz

7 things I use spreadsheets for

Spreadsheets – I really do love them and I use them for a LOT of behind the scenes things in both my handmade business and here on yarnybookkeeper.com.  Spreadsheets are versatile and there are lot of different ways that they can be used without the huge learning curve of creating mathematical formulas, macro’s, pivot tables, …

CPA, tax professional, business advisor, accountant, bookkeeper
Behind the scenes in your handmade biz, Business Basics

Tax Preparers, Business Advisors, Accountants & Bookkeepers

Tax preparer, business advisor, accountants and bookkeepers are all terms that you’ll hear in the business world.  These terms are quite confusing to any business owner – not just a creative or handmade business owner.  In this article I’ll provide you with information about each of these professionals and what they do. The term “Tax …

Bookkeeping for your creative biz may cost you money up front, but it will save you time & money in the long run.
Bookkeeping Basics

Bookkeeping using software

Bookkeeping using software, will cost you money- but it is going to SAVE you a LOT of time in the long run! Unlike spreadsheets, which we talked about last week, bookkeeping software costs money.  Money is something that many handmade or creative business owners lack, especially when they are just starting out. BUT, time is …

Bookkeeping using spreadsheets-is it right for your handmade biz?
Bookkeeping Basics

Bookkeeping using spreadsheets

Bookkeeping using spreadsheets was the most popular answer to a poll I created this week in my Free Facebook community.  I asked the members of the community to tell me what they would like to learn more about: creating a bookkeeping system using spreadsheets setting up QuickBooks Online to do your books using QuickBooks Desktop …

Tax time is approaching-Advice from the bookkeeping fairy
Bookkeeping Basics

As Tax time approaches-Advice from the bookkeeping fairy

As TAX time quickly approaches, I’m betting most of us wish we had a bookkeeping fairy to turn to for advice (or one that could simply work her magic and our books would be done).  Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a bookkeeping fairy – but I can offer up some advice. Unfortunately, there …