Episode 46 - Janet LeBlanc of Paper & Spark on Tax101, Handmade Pricing, & Hobby vs. Business Mindset

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Bookkeeping and taxes can be one of the hardest parts of owning a handmade business, but Janet LeBlanc of Paper & Spark makes it easy to understand and easy to do! We discuss how to treat your business like a business and not a hobby, taxes and how to be prepared for them and how to price your work. You can find all of Janet's products at Paper & Spark.

About Janet:
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.

In 2011, I started selling handcrafted jewelry on Etsy. In 2014, I founded Paper+Spark and debuted a line of personalized desktop goods. Throughout this journey, I kept getting called back to my love of numbers and accounting. I finally succumbed to the pressure and created the first iteration of the Etsy Seller Spreadsheet in 2015. 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.

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The Positively Creative Podcast was created by Dorothy Collier, artist of Dorothy Art, for creative entrepreneurs. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing! Join her as she chats with other small business owners, discussing the ins and outs of how to run a creative business and how they make it in their respective fields.

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