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Let’s talk about talking about money We’ve been lucky enough to work with some incredibly talented and successful artists who have seen the ups and downs of running a creative business. But let’s face it: talking about money can be a little uncomfy sometimes! We are here to change that by inviting you to join […]

Making Makers Talk About Money – Drewe and Kate Branding Co.

Why we love Quickbooks

5 Reasons You NEED Quickbooks It might seem like this is a sponsored Quickbooks fan account, but really we just believe so much in the product! We talk about it a lot, so we figured we’d condense all of the reasons why we think you need it HERE!   GET SIMPLE START!   1. Your spreadsheets […]

Why we LOVE QuickBooks

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WHAT ARE THEY? AND HOW CAN WE GET MORE OF THEM? tax deduction / taks dih-duhk-shuhn / noun :   A purchase of something “ordinary and necessary” for your business, and the subsequent use of that amount to lower the taxable income you have made.   See what the IRS has to say   HERE […]

Let’s talk about write-offs!

Let’s talk about talking about money We’ve been lucky enough to work with some incredibly talented and successful artists who have seen the ups and downs of running a creative business. But let’s face it: talking about money can be a little uncomfy sometimes! We are here to change that by inviting you to join […]

Making Makers Talk About Money – Melissa Tyson Designs

  Who’s a 1099? Am I a 1099? (maybe?) What is a 1099? Contract labor is an area that is often fuzzy for creatives. Let’s start with the basics:   If you pay someone to do something for your business who isn’t your employee and is not a corporation you could have a 1099 situation […]

Who you calling a 1099?

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BOOKKEEPER / ˈbu̇k-ˌkē-pər / noun :  “a person whose job is to keep records of the financial affairs of a business” As you know when running your own business you have to wear many hats and (at least in the beginning of your business) bookkeeping should be one of those hats.  HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD CARE 1. The […]

What is bookkeeping and why you need it.

I HAVE BEEN WHERE YOU ARE I went to school to learn about art. After college, I fell hard into co-owning a company that kinda blew up (in the good way). The restless nights, the small victories, and the weight that comes with owning a business- I’ve lived it too. We were a team of […]

I’m not a CPA and why that’s good for you