I’m here to help you learn to handle the bookkeeping tasks for your handmade or creative business with confidence!
Hi, I’m Nancy Smyth, the face behind the Yarny Bookkeeper. As a career bookkeeper, I’ve been helping business owners learn about bookkeeping tasks and how to handle them for more than 30 years.
I’m also a handmade business owner, just like you.
In 2016, when I started my handmade business (Fanciful Things, LLC), I joined several membership groups that focused on starting a yarn related business. I soon realized that no one was talking about the important aspects of running a business. Things like:
- How the IRS views handmade businesses,
- What you have to track to PROVE you are a professional business
- Business structures
- Employer Identification Numbers (EIN’s)
- State and/or Local Business Licenses, Permits and Taxes
- Bookkeeping and Accounting terms
- Bookkeeping in general
Most of the information you find on the internet about starting a handmade business focuses on selling your handmade items with little information on the behind the scenes tasks involved in actually starting and running a business – which can be totally overwhelming!
And few were talking about bookkeeping for a handmade or creative business. Sure, there is a ton of very general bookkeeping advice out there – but not much in the way of bookkeeping tips for the handmade industry.
As a career bookkeeper, small business owner (where I write software and teach people how to use QuickBooks by day), and a handmade business owner my goal is to help other handmade business owners learn to handle their bookkeeping and other behind the scenes stuff with confidence!
So, how can I help you?
I love Nancy! She is so knowledgeable! And it’s all tailored towards a handmade business. If you have ever attempted to research bookkeeping, it’s more general or for other industries. The fiber and handmade business has a lot more small parts to account for, and Nancy is always offering relevant information. Because I keep up with her blog posts, I am actually tracking my crochet business expenses monthly, if not biweekly. I feel that I have a much better understanding of what’s coming and going, as well as an overview of the year so far. Thank you Nancy!
What I do is simple – I teach handmade business owners, without using accounting speak, how to understand many of the behind the scenes tasks involved in setting up and running a business.
My super power (if you want to call it that) ……… is knowing that handmade business owners can learn to handle their bookkeeping tasks with confidence – they just need someone to speak their language!