Bookkeeping & how to overcome your fear of numbers

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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!

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

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, …

Does tracking the cost of your handmade items have you frazzled?

Tracking Costs of Handmade Items Got You Frazzled?

Is tracking the cost of your handmade items have you frazzled?  Need a solution?  I have one for you – a FREE Project Pricing Worksheet. As handmade business owners tracking the costs of our finished items is every bit as important as keeping tack of ALL the costs to run our business. Do you: rely …