I am a CPA, financial educator, AND maker passionate about helping YOU get clear on your financial responsibilities. I know you’re excited about working for yourself and running your creative biz. And I also know that sometimes it can feel overwhelming figuring the money side of things out on your own.
That’s exactly why I started Paper + Spark in 2014 — to bring you in plain English resources about the biz side of running your biz. Confusion about the financial side of running your shop should NOT be something that holds you back from achieving your entrepreneurial dreams.
Agree? Great! Let’s get going! You got this!
One of the hardest things about setting up a new online shop is that you don’t know what you don’t know. What steps do you need to take to get legit? Which rules apply to you and which ones do not? Are you supposed to register as business yet?
I get it. If you need help getting your financial ducks in a row, download the simple two-page get legit checklist here. This baby is a step-by-step list of exactly what you need to do to get your financial foundation set up correctly.
Want an easy peasy lemon breezy introduction to the top 5 financial topics you need to know about as a biz owner? Subscribe to my free 5-day email series, CFO 101. Each day you’ll get one super educational email. By the end of the week you’ll feel a lot better about dealing with your shop’s finances.
If you’re just getting started (or if you’ve been selling for a while but haven’t gotten your financial ducks in a row just yet), start with this free 45-minute workshop answering all your biggest financial questions.
After this workshop, you’ll understand if you’re a hobby or truly a business, and what that means when it comes to your tax responsibilities.
Paper + Spark has lovingly designed bookkeeping templates just for you! All my bookkeeping, inventory, and pricing spreadsheets import directly from sales platforms like Etsy, Shopify, and more. Each spreadsheet comes with step-by-step video instructions so you can SEE how the work is done.
If you’re ready to feel confident about your money, grab your bookkeeping bundle today!
Lack of funds is the #1 reason handmade shops fail. Your finances are directly impacted by your pricing strategy – which can make or break your business.
If you’re not sure your pricing strategy is rock solid, check out this one-hour workshop on the Top 3 Signs You Need to Fix Your Prices ASAP. This workshop will set you on the path to build PROFIT into every item you sell and ensure the ability to PAY YOURSELF for your hard work.
I’ve got a library full of informative + in plain English guides on financial topics that I see a lot of makers struggle with…things like sales tax, inventory, and much more.
If you’re ready to get educated on the basics, check out our newbie guides here.
There you go – the best of Paper + Spark in a nutshell. I encourage you to spend an afternoon poking around the site. Read about the topics you have questions about. Download a free checklist or cheat sheet to help you out. Explore the shop and upgrade your bookkeeping skills. Let me know how I can help you!