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!


You crave more time in your day to do what you love, and I’m here to help.

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Paper + Spark’s Core Mission

Here at Paper + Spark, we value taking ownership, approachability, unique approaches, innovation, creative problem-solving & education.

We Will:

Create tools & resources to help you confidently figure it out yourself

Create tools & resources to help you confidently figure it out yourself

Develop out of the box approaches and processes to help you run your biz with ease

Do our best to keep the door OPEN

Ensure people of all races, gender identities, affiliations and communities feel welcomed by P+S & empowered by our resources

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!

We Will Not:

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)

Further perpetuate the exclusion of marginalized communities who historically have lacked access to financial education

Act like there’s only one right way to do something

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral parts of Paper + Spark’s mission.

My goal is to ensure ALL people feel welcome within this community and empowered by Paper + Spark products and resources. I strive to ensure that varied perspectives, backgrounds, body types, gender identities, and abilities are represented in my marketing materials, and welcomed & appreciated within my student & customer audience. It’s especially important that I am able to connect with and support marginalized groups who have historically lacked easy access to financial education & legacy-building resources. I hope to be a small part of bringing more financial equity to the entrepreneurial community.

I commit to treating every Paper + Spark customer, student, and community member with respect, kindness & dignity.

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I’m a Louisiana girl now living in South Carolina, 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!

Meet Janet LeBlanc, Founder of Paper + Spark

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