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
Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing something and is often a coping mechanism associated with starting or completing an undesirable or difficult task or making a decision.
Productivity

Procrastination + Excuses = Lack of productivity

Procrastination + excuses = lack of productivity which leads to a bunch of things piling up and then total overwhelm. Procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing something and is often a coping mechanism associated with starting or completing an undesirable or difficult task or making a decision. An excuse is an explanation for …

5 simple ways to thank your customers, tech editing clients, or even your pattern testers. Reward them for choosing your business.
Customer Appreciation

5 Simple ways to thank your customers

Looking for 5 simple ways to thank your customers for their support of your handmade or creative business. Year end is quickly approaching and now is the perfect time for you to stop and thank your customers for supporting your handmade or creative business this year. Thanking your customers, tech editing clients, or even your …

What's your Owner's Equity? For sole proprietors (and single member LLC’s), equity is your contributions of cash and property into your business MINUS any withdrawals or money you take out of your business.
Finances

5 Things your Balance Sheet would tell you, if it could talk

Understanding 5 things your balance sheet would tell you if it could talk about your business is important for your success. You don’t have to be an accountant or super great with numbers to create one.  If you have accounting software, it’s prepared and updated automatically as you enter your daily information.  It just doesn’t …

Sales Tax is totally overwhelming and often confusing for handmade and/or creative business owner.  And it's little wonder -   few understand (or even want to think about) the impact that the Supreme Court ruling that went into effect June 21, 2018 had on every business that sells on the internet. Here's the DIRTY lowdown on Sales Tax and it's impact on your creative biz.
Taxes

Sales Tax-The DIRTY lowdown

Sales Tax-the DIRTY lowdown of how it impacts your handmade or creative business. Sales Tax is totally overwhelming and often confusing for handmade and/or creative business owners.  And it’s little wonder –   few understand (or even want to think about) the impact that the Supreme Court ruling that went into effect June 21, 2018 had …

First, let's look at a correctly formatted Profit & Loss (shown below) and then we'll do a deep dive into what goes where and the 7 things your report is trying to tell you and how you can use that information to make sound business decisions.
Bookkeeping Basics for your creative biz

7 things your Profit & Loss Report is trying to tell you

Did you know that your Profit & Loss Report is trying to tell you 7 key things about your handmade or creative business.  Do you know what they are and what it’s trying to tell you? Many business owner’s think that a Profit & Loss Report (or Income Statement) is just a bunch of numbers …

Bookkeeping & how to overcome your fear of numbers
Starting your handmade or creative business

Are you REALLY ready to run a handmade or creative biz?

Are you REALLY ready to run a handmade or creative biz?  Chances are you’ve read about how easy it is to become your own boss and have spent more hours than you care to admit fantasizing about becoming a handmade or creative biz owner – but, have you stopped to ask yourself if you’re REALLY …

When do I FINALLY get to pay myself from my handmade or creative biz? Good bookkeeping plays an important part in making this determination.
Bookkeeping Basics for your creative biz

When do I FINALLY get to pay myself?

When do I FINALLY get to pay myself?  That’s a question most handmade business owners often ask and one that I hear a lot. Yes, you’ve been working really hard on your handmade or creative biz, the money is starting to roll in, and YES, you deserve to pay yourself. BUT, before you can figure …

FREE bookkeeping & accounting checklist for handmade or creative business owners
Bookkeeping Basics for your creative biz

Bookkeeping & Accounting Task Checklist-Free Download

Need a bookkeeping & accounting task checklist for your handmade or creative biz?  Look no further – I’ve created a free one that you can download, WITHOUT giving up your name and email address or subscribing to my newsletter. Although I hope you will subscribe so you can take advantage of other freebies like this. …

A budget is telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.
Handmade or Creative 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 for your creative biz

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 STUFF in your handmade/creative 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 STUFF in your handmade/creative 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 …