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
Webinar Replay-10 Things EVERY handmade business owner should know!
Webinar Replay-10 Things EVERY handmade business owner should know!
Sales Tax can now be required to be collected for each state

Sales Tax, the Supreme Court Decision & your handmade business

Sales Tax tracking could (and probably will) get way more complicated for your handmade business.  On Thursday June 21, 2018 the Supreme Court passed a law in which every state who has not already done so may now pass laws requiring all online retailers to collect sales tax and remit it to the state where the customer …

Email Etiquette - Be Concise & Professional
Owning your own business

Email Etiquette – Be Concise & Professional

Another important aspect of email etiquette is to be concise and professional. Stop and think about a paper document, where it is absolutely essential to make everything completely clear, because your audience will not have a chance to ask for clarification.  With email, text and even Facebook posts, your recipient can ask questions immediately.  Like …

Email Etiquette - Making a GOOD first impression
Owning your own business

Email Etiquette-Making a GOOD First Impression

Email etiquette and making a GOOD first impression are so important for your handmade business. Let’s start by comparing the various ways that we initially meet our potential customers. Making a good first impression in a traditional meeting: Let’s say you are exhibiting at a craft fair, people are coming into your booth space and …

email etiquette
Owning your own business

Email Etiquette Basics – Why it’s important

Let’s start with email etiquette basics and why it’s important in your handmade business. It’s amazing to find in this day of technology and it’s high reliance on email and text messaging as a standard means of communication that some businesses still do not realize just how important their communications are. In the business world …

Email etiquette
Owning your own business

Email Etiquette & Your Handmade Business

Email etiquette in your handmade business is SO important!  Whether you love or hate email it’s here to stay – we can’t avoid it – but there is a lot to email etiquette that people just don’t seem to stop and think about. Now, I’m not talking about the email newsletter subscriptions that you’ve signed …

FREE 1 hour webinar
Starting your handmade business

FREE Webinar Replay-10 Things EVERY handmade business owner should know!

I recorded the webinar, so you can watch the replay. Here are the 10 things we’ll be talking about: 8 Things other webinars aren’t telling you!  Sure, you’ve attended other webinars – but did your hosts tell you about these 8 things that aren’t glamorous? How does the IRS view handmade businesses?  Hobby vs. business – learn …

Handmade business OVERWHELM!
Owning your own business

Handmade business OVERWHELM

Handmade business OVERWHELM!  A topic that few people discuss, mainly because everyone seems to want to lead you to believe that running a handmade business is EASY – and they focus on the glamour of owning and running your own business. Well, I’m different – I’m brutally honest.  Owning a handmade business isn’t for the …

Tips for tracking income & expenses by venue
Owning your own business

Tips for Tracking Income & Expenses by venue

Tracking income and expenses by venue or customer and the various jobs/projects you do for them is something every handmade business owner will want or need to do at some point.  After all, we want to know which craft fair we spent the most money on and the amount of money that we made from …

Sales Tax tracking tips
OMG I'm SO confused!

Sales Tax Tracking Tips for your handmade business

Tracking sales tax in your handmade business can be a total pain and it could get worse!  On Tuesday 4/17/18 the Supreme Court took up the battle between states and web retailers over the collection and remittance of Sales Tax and this could result in small business owners have to collect and remit Sales Tax …

best laid plans go down the drain
Owning your own business

Best laid plans often go down the drain

Sometimes our best laid plans often go down the drain.  That’s what happened to me this week.  Like many of you I have a a demanding “other” job and sometimes that interfere’s with EVERYTHING and my plans just go down the drain. If you have a job in addition to your handmade business or if …

How to calculate business use of home
Tracking costs of handmade items

Calculating Business Use of Home Costs for Finished Items

Calculating business use of home costs so that we can add that amount into the final cost of our finished items is important – but also very tricky.  Many handmade business owners (including myself) sort of work all over the house.   The IRS has some pretty specific rules for taking a business use of home …