paper + spark

You crave more time in your day to do what you love, and I’m here to help. Dealing with your business finances should NEVER be something that holds you back from reaching your entrepreneurial dreams.

My goal is to break down the financial side of your creative business into easier-to-understand concepts in plain English. With my experience as an accountant AND a maker, I create tools especially for the maker community 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!

Paper + Spark's

Here at Paper + Spark, we value


  • Create tools & resources to help you confidently figure it out yourself
  • Spice up traditionally dry & boring topics to look at them from a different, unique perspective
  • Develop out of the box approaches and processes to help you run your biz with ease
  • Do our best to keep the door OPEN
  • Empower you to take ownership of ALL aspects of being a business owner
  • Keep asking the hard questions & pursuing better, more efficient answers
  • Keep things FUN!


  • Talk down or hoard knowledge
  • Dictate or create one-size-fits all answers
  • Make you feel like you aren't capable of doing things on your own (with the right knowledge or skills)
  • Act like there's only one right way to do something

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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.

Why should you listen to anything I have to say? Because I’ve been in your shoes. I started a handcrafted jewelry shop on Etsy back in 2011 as a side hustle from my accounting job. During my time in the handmade community, I heard a lot of the same frustrations and questions over and over. Concerns like, when am I supposed to register my shop? Do I have to charge sales tax to my customers? When do I claim this on my tax return? What sort of bookkeeping system am I supposed to use?!

In 2014, I finally united my love of numbers and accounting and founded Paper + Spark. In 2015, the first iteration of the Etsy Seller Spreadsheet debuted. 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 and I am grateful to serve you today!

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So happy with this spreadsheet – I can’t thank you enough. I almost look forward to accounting now! Paper + Spark were super helpful with the tweaks I needed and everything is up and running perfectly. 🙂