How To Start An Etsy Shop {in Less Than A Week!}

How to Start an Etsy Shop {in less than a week!}

Today I am excited to host Steph from Zero to Biz. Steph founded Zero to Biz as a passion project after seeing her own dreams come true. It all started with a few invitation designs and an Etsy shop. She used the platform to turn her hobby into a money-making business - and eventually a full time job! Steph wants to…

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Five Financial Mistakes Etsy Sellers Make

Five Financial Mistakes Etsy Sellers Make

Hola friend! I've been helping Etsy sellers and creative entrepreneurs get their finances in gear since 2015. So I've been around the block a few times. Today, I'd like to briefly walk through the top five financial mistakes I see Etsy shop owners making. Before I dive in, let me say there's no shame in setting up your shop without…

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When Do I Need To Worry About Taxes For My Shop? {The Hobby Vs. Business Myth}

When do I need to worry about taxes for my shop? {The hobby vs. business myth}

All information on this site is provided for general education purposes only and may not reflect changes in federal or state laws. It is not intended to be relied upon as legal, accounting, or tax advice. Please read my full disclaimer regarding this topic. Alright friends. Today I'm going to talk about something serious. Something that keeps rearing it's ugly head around the internet, basically…

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The Business Of Bling: How To Run A Profitable Jewelry-Making Business

The Business of Bling: How to Run a Profitable Jewelry-Making Business

Today I'm thrilled to have Roxy Burg from Beads of Cambay sharing her wealth of knowledge about the business of jewelry-making with us! Roxy loves the multifaceted world of gemstones, beaded jewelry making, and crafting in general. When she isn’t blogging for Beads of Cambay and The Bead Traders, she’s most certainly got a glue gun in one hand and a bead…

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What Is My Tax ID Number? EIN Vs. Sales Tax ID

What is my tax ID number? EIN vs. Sales Tax ID

For this Creative Accounting post, I'm going to discuss something I've seen lots of confusion about on the Etsy forums and out on the inter webs - your tax ID number...and what exactly it is. Going into business and being a small biz owner opens up the door to a whole new confusing world. There are taxes. There are forms. To…

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Separating Business And Personal Funds

Separating Business and Personal Funds

All information on this site is provided for general education purposes only and may not reflect changes in federal or state laws. It is not intended to be relied upon as legal, accounting, or tax advice. Please read my full disclaimer regarding this topic. If you're setting up shop (or even if you've been selling for a while), you've probably found yourself wondering about separating…

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An Overview Of The Schedule C

An Overview of the Schedule C

Today we're going to meet a very tricky guy (I feel like it's safe to assume that all tax-related things are male, yes?), the Schedule C. The Schedule C seems to pop up around this time every year, and he can get a little confusing. So, let's take things nice and slow, and I'm going to walk you through an easy…

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What It’s Like To Work With A Tax Professional

What it’s like to work with a tax professional

I've been talking a lot lately around here about getting ready for taxes. We've discussed how to get your numbers caught up for 2016, doing your year end inventory count, and organizing your documents. Once you've got your numbers ready to go, you might be asking yourself - should I do my own taxes, or should I hire a professional? Maybe you're not sure…

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Year End Inventory Workshop

Year End Inventory Workshop

Right around the end of the year, you may start hearing a lot about counting your inventory. Today I’m hosting an Inventory Workshop, which is my fancy way of saying I filmed a video answering the big questions I see about year end inventory. This is my attempt to explain inventory, cost of goods sold, and the dreaded year end count in about…

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Organizing Financial Paperwork For Taxes

Organizing Financial Paperwork for Taxes

I recently discussed how to tackle your finances and bookkeeping if you've fallen behind this year. Today, I'm talking more in depth about getting your financial paperwork organized for year-end so that you're ready for tax prep. This applies whether you plan to do your taxes yourself, or turn the work over to a tax professional. Get ready to wrangle, sift, and sort…

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