In addition to our digital spreadsheet files, Paper + Spark offers various courses to help you get more confident about being CFO of your shop.
A step-by-step guide for makers & creatives for building your shop’s financial foundation with confidence
You’re starting an Etsy shop. You’re selling your artisan goods online. Your creative talent and your entrepreneurial spirit is fueling you. Founding a creative business is so exciting! Kudos to you for striking out on your own and beginning this amazing adventure. The hard part’s over!
As you set up shop, you spiral down the blackhole of Facebook forums and Google “research” and quickly realize that there’s a lot more to operating an Etsy shop than taking photos, writing item descriptions, and figuring out shipping (though that’s plenty on it’s own!).
How does sales tax work? And how much money should I save each month for taxes? I don’t have to worry about reporting this until I make a certain amount in sales, right? What’s an LLC and should I be one? I feel like there’s something important I’m missing, but I’m not sure where to look…
Questions about how to get your financial ducks in a row may leave you feeling overwhelmed and anxious faster than you can say “quack”. Why isn’t there just one big checklist out there that tells you what you need to do to get your shop legit so you can do it and then be done with it?
How to reach your goals faster and get more done while keeping your sanity
Print postage labels. Check Etsy convos. Post in VIP Facebook group. Forget you ran out of that fabric you need. Scribble that on a piece of paper within arm’s reach. Baby wakes up from nap. Package an order. Search for that receipt from last week. Check your email – can’t remember if they ordered from your Etsy shop or Shopify site. Try to update books but give up after 5 minutes. Need to create a Pinterest graphic for this blog post. Time to pick up kid from carpool…day’s over! ….
If you often feel like the hamster on a wheel, constantly working on your business to do’s without actually moving your business forward, you aren’t alone.
Most of us spend weeks, months, and even years caught up in the daily grind and hustle of running our creative businesses. But we rarely (if ever!) take time to work ON our businesses – or doing the things we need to do to actually meet our goals, get to that next level, and achieve the great things we’re capable of.
Stop procrastinating, hold yourself accountable, and get help with your finances.
Annual Membership to the Accounting Accountability Club includes:
For a full run-down of exactly what you get with the AAC, who it’s a good fit for, and how the annual membership works, click here.
The Accounting Accountability Club is designed for our existing spreadsheet users.
That means those who have previously purchased a P+S spreadsheet in the past, or are about to purchase one along with this listing.
After you purchase, you’ll be sent an email where you can select which spreadsheet(s) you’re using, in order to ensure personalized checklists for your needs.Hold me accountable! >