bookkeeping system for your creative biz

Tired of struggling with the bookkeeping for your handmade or creative biz?

Of course you are, otherwise you wouldn’t be here right?

You've spent hours researching bookkeeping systems for your creative biz and nothing seems to fit. Learn to design a bookkeeping system for your handmade business - webinar & workbookI totally get it!

Let me take a guess as to where you’re at in this whole “bookkeeping” thing. I’m betting you’ve:

  • downloaded every free Excel based “bookkeeping” template known to man
  • bought some Excel based bookkeeping spreadsheets
  • agonized over the fact that the things you’ve tried just don’t quite “cut it” for your creative biz
  • spent countless hours piecing together advice from blogs, YouTube videos, podcasts and online courses
  • gotten to the point where you are ready to give up in sheer FRUSTRATION!

Bookkeeping is tough ….. and running a creative biz is no small feat!

There is NO bookkeeping system that is right for every type of handmade business and Excel is NOT bookkeeping software!

The problem? 

There is NO one bookkeeping system that is right for EVERY handmade or creative biz….

What most creative businesses need is a bookkeeping system that is designed specifically to meet their needs and you just aren't going to get that with pre-formatted Excel based bookkeeping spreadsheet. Each handmade or creative biz is unique.  What most creative businesses need is a bookkeeping system that is designed specifically to meet their needs and you just aren’t going to get that with preformatted spreadsheets.

PLUS, spreadsheets ARE NOT real bookkeeping software – sure the savvy tech people and even a lot of CPA’s will tell you that it can be done – but REALLY spreadsheets were never designed or intended to be or to replace bookkeeping software – they are just too cumbersome and require you to update too many individual spreadsheets.  Which translates in way to many errors.

I know.  Shocker.

Introducing our course

How to design a bookkeeping system for your handmade business

Bookkeeping is a necessary evil when you own a business – there’s just no getting around it.

And we firmly believe that each creative or handmade business is unique.

In this course you will learn how to:

  • determine if your bookkeeping needs are simple or complex
  • decide what you want and need to track (there is a difference)
  • handle inventory
  • design an Excel based TRACKING system (if that’s the way you really want to go) and learn how to use it
  • learn about various bookkeeping and accounting programs
  • choose a bookkeeping program
  • learn how to set up the bookkeeping program
  • learn how to use the bookkeeping program
Course - Learn how to design a bookkeeping system for your creative biz

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What makes us and this course different? We believe each creative or handmade business is unique.

We focus on YOU & YOUR biz

You know how most bookkeeping type courses seem to talk in general terms without offering any real “how-to’s” or specifics, leaving you to put the pieces together?

Yeah, we don’t believe in that type of educational philosophy around here.

We believe that each creative or handmade biz is unique – AND that there is no one size fits all bookkeeping system.

Sure, bookkeeping procedures are pretty much the same across the board – but let’s face it, a maker is going to track different things than say pattern designer.

Most bookkeeping type courses seem to talk in general terms without offering any real “how-to’s” or specifics? Yeah, we don’t believe in that type of educational philosophy around here.

 Hi I'm Nancy Smyth aka the Yarny Bookkeeper. I'm a career bookkeeper and handmade business owner just like you.

A direct line to your instructor (that’s ME)

You know how when you take most courses or webinars – it’s the old “once it’s over – IT’S OVER” kind of deal?  Meaning you only have access to the instructor during the webinar – and if your questions aren’t answered, oh well – too bad, so sad.

I’ve set up a “secret” Facebook group just for this course, that you’ll have LIFETIME access to.   Inside this group, you’ll have direct access to me EVERY single day.

(Just a little hint – in my 30+ year long bookkeeping career I’ve worked with thousands of business owners and have taught them to successfully do their bookkeeping and project tracking.  I can help you do that too!)

Top-of-the-line training 

Without mention any names (wink*, wink*) I’m not into:

  • repurposing a bunch of content from our blog and calling it “an online course” – instead, I expand on what you find on the blog and personally help you apply it to your business
  • getting someone to write the content for me (while I take the credit)
  • getting someone to teach the content – who has no idea about what it takes to run a business

I personally plan, create, and host everything that you see on this website and everything you’ll learn in this course.   This way you don’t have to worry about receiving second-rate materials and information.  (That doesn’t mean I’m perfect though!) 

 Learn about business finances from someone that knows the ropes.

Is this course actually right for me though?

Well, let’s see if I can answer that question for you……

This course IS for:

  • Makers (knitters, crocheters, jewelry makes, quilters, etc.)
  • Pattern designers
  • Yarn dyers
  • New handmade or creative business owners
  • Brick & mortar shops
  • Bloggers
  • etc.
This course is NOT for:

  • Complainers
  • Get rich quick seekers
  • Know-It-Alls
  • Negative Nellies
  • Anyone not willing to put in the effort
  • Those of you who detest change

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