about paper + spark

You crave more time in your day to focus on what’s meaningful, and I’m here to help. My goal is to break down the financial side of your creative business into easier-to-understand concepts in plain English. I create tools that will help take you from confused to confident and capable. You are ready to learn, to build your creative empire with a solid financial foundation, and I am here to guide you through that process!

janet leblanc

I’m a Louisiana girl now living in Texas, a Certified Public Accountant, a serial-entrepreneur, and a mama of two crazies (though not in that order!). My passion is helping other creative ladies bring their entrepreneurial dreams to life with confidence. As an accountant and spreadsheet nerd, I love creating tools + resources to help you achieve financial success in your biz or personal life.

In 2011, I started selling handcrafted jewelry on Etsy. In 2014, I founded Paper+Spark and debuted a line of personalized desktop goods. Throughout this journey, I kept getting called back to my love of numbers and accounting. I finally succumbed to the pressure and created the first iteration of the Etsy Seller Spreadsheet in 2015. This product completely changed the course of my entrepreneurial journey. Creating spreadsheets isn’t the sexiest or most glamorous product to design (although I like to think they’re pretty, for spreadsheets), but getting the chance to help creatives feel more confident about their money has been SO fulfilling.

If you’re new here…

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If you’re a creative biz owner…

Download our free ebook, Take Control of Your Bookkeeping here; it’s a guide all about setting up a bank account for your biz and getting your record-keeping processes started with confidence.

etsy seller spreadsheet bookkeeping template by paper + spark

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If you’re interested in collaborating…

I love sharing my knowledge by collaborating on joint webinars, live workshops, or virtual summits. I’ve also got experience speaking at creative conferences and demystifying financial topics for my fellow creative entrepreneurs. Learn more here.

And finally, you can always contact me with any questions or feedback you have! Thanks for visiting me here!