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Shopping for Christmas gifts online this year? Of course, you are. It’s 2017. Not that we judge anyone who dares to walk through Target’s door in December. Personally, we prefer spending our time with clients or seeing what you guys are up to on Instagram . So, it’s all online shopping for this team! But, the […]

December 3, 2017

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When you charge a fixed rate, a pricing strategy is part art, part science, and part wine. Trust me; you need the third one to take the edge off. In short, there’s not a one-size-fits-all formula for setting your project rate. Creating a pricing strategy takes time, thick skin, and loads of flexibility. What you […]

Does Your Pricing Strategy Support Your Goals? Here’s How to Know

November 30, 2017

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You know you need to pay yourself. And you’ve even been told how: ask your accountant, don’t take out more than you need, be consistent yet flexible, use last year’s performance as a benchmark, and anticipate your gross profit for the next 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. All great tips. But knowing when it’s […]

When to Pay Yourself: 5 Signs You’re Ready

November 8, 2017

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As a creative business owner, your mornings aren’t always consistent. Some days begin with quiet cups of coffee and peaceful meditation. While others are a blur of granola bars, last night’s makeup, and missed deadlines. In your defense, Halloween was on a weekday this year. Either way, the beauty of being an entrepreneur is flexibility. […]

4 Daily Bookkeeping Tips to Keep Your Creative Business Finances In Order

November 3, 2017

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In the last two blog posts, we talked about shifting your money mindset, building wealth, and raising your prices as a creative entrepreneur. As bookkeepers, our instinct is usually to emphasize the bottom line, the spreadsheets, and the dollar bills — important stuff…100%! However, in light of recent events, we decided to circle back to […]

Why Improving Your Money Mindset is Important As a Woman Entrepreneur

October 28, 2017

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Budgeting can be a roller-coaster. One day, you’re on top of bookkeeping. You organized your receipts, your credit card is paid up, and you have a nice buffer of savings in place.   But the next day, everything starts to go downhill at a rapid pace. Your hands may not be in the air, but […]

The 2 Best Budget Management Apps That’ll Upgrade Your Business Skills

October 22, 2017

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In last week’s post, we showed you how to determine your living (and desired) hourly wage. If you missed it, bookmark this post and then come back after reading Part 1. This week, we’re diving into how you can set higher prices your customers are gosh darn excited to pay! Get to know your market […]

How to Shift Your Mindset and Build Wealth as a Creative Entrepreneur, Part 2

October 18, 2017

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Every creative entrepreneur experiences uncertainty. Your workload feels overwhelming. Your creativity is stretched thin. And when you look back at the week, the value you gave out doesn’t equal the cash you took in. So, is the hustle worth the entrepreneur life? Yes! You’ve got options. And mail…probably. Some of those options are by-the-book financial […]

How to Shift Your Mindset and Build Wealth as a Creative Entrepreneur, Part 1

October 9, 2017

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Whether you’re a new entrepreneur or launching your second venture, it’s no picnic making a consistent income — the type that pays your bills and you, every month. But, before you go melting into a pile of stress, agony, and Red Bull, give yourself some credit. After all, one survey shows 37 percent of wannabe […]

Consistent Income

September 29, 2017

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If you’re like most creative entrepreneurs, you crave knowledge. You read 10 to 15 blog posts per day. Listen to a podcast every time you drive. And watch YouTube tutorials while chopping veggies. And while being self-taught is admirable (seriously, we’re impressed), many of these information rabbit holes lack the substance of a good old […]

5 Top Finance Books for Creative Entrepreneurs

September 21, 2017

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