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

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 …

3 Things EVERY handmade/creative biz owner MUST do-Bookkeeping basics

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 …

Keeping track of expenses in your handmade business

Keeping Track of Expenses for Your Handmade Business

Keeping track of expenses for your handmade business is just one piece of your bookkeeping, accounting, record keeping, or whatever you choose to call it. In our last blog post, we talked about why you need to do bookkeeping for your handmade business. In this post, we’re going to do a basic overview about what …

Bookkeeping & your handmade business

Why do I need to do bookkeeping for my handmade business?

Business and bookkeeping go hand in hand – it’s a fact of life just like death and taxes.  The moment you decide you are going to start a real handmade business and not just be a hobbyist anymore – EVERYTHING changes! One of the changes is that you now need to do some serious bookkeeping …