Meet your biggest goals with Leonie Dawson’s Create Your Incredible Year Workbook, Planner & Calendar
This year is winding down quickly. Before December begins, I want to share with you something I hope will turn your New Year’s resolutions into New Year’s reality: Leonie Dawson’s Create Your Incredible Year Workbook, Planner & Calendar.
These amazing books are more than just a day planner or a yearly book of affirmations. Leonie’s books use simple yet powerful techniques to help you set goals, dream big and accomplish all you hope for in 2013. I recently purchased both the Life and Business Editions and after looking through the worksheets and templates to see what’s on the horizon for 2013, I couldn’t be more excited for January 1.Read More»
Small business owners don’t have to go it alone. There’s an amazing number of websites and online apps that can help make running your business easier – but finding them can be a chore. To save you time I’m sharing my favorite 10 tools you didn’t know you needed to run your business:
Pinterest Image Creator It’s a fact that pinning images with attention grabbing text increases the likelihood of Pinterest users clicking on your pin. Pinterest Image Creator’s stunning templates make creating them so simple that in less than a minute you can make eye catching pins with 40+ styles and more than 220 color shades to choose from.Read More»
Outright is a web-based easy accounting software that can make managing your accounts less time consuming to give you more time to focus on running your business.
One of the best features of Outright is its ability to automatically sync with all of your accounts (banks, credit cards, even PayPal) to put your essential information in one place without all of the typing. Once your accounts are synced you can easily see where your money comes from, and where it goes.
Anyone who’s run a small business knows the confusion that can come from looking at a maze of Quickbooks reports search for the bottom line. With Outright you can generate reports as pie charts or bar graphs to understand quickly who your best customers are, what you’re spending your money on and the overall health of your business.
Another major headache for most of us is tax season. Outright automatically categorizes your expenses the way the IRS does, to help make your tax estimations more realistic. While their tax estimator is a little conservative, thinking you owe more than you really do is much safer than coming up short when the tax man comes calling.
Because your information is stored in the cloud, it’s always available when you need it, and backed up safely in case something happens to your computer. You can even share your Outright access with your accountant to easily ask questions, pass on information at tax time or simply keep them in the loop without sending mammoth spreadsheets via email.
Outright offers a free 30 day trial so you can take their program for a spin, which makes it one of the more affordable and easy accounting options on the market.
What accounting solution do you currently use for your business? Leave a comment below and let us know.
There’s a lot more to selling on Etsy than just setting up an account. You need photos, descriptions, tags, social media accounts… it can be overwhelming. That’s where Jordan Moore and her business Handmade Success come in.
In 2007, Jordan opened her first Etsy store, selling toys for a collective of crafters. The site earn a lot of media attention, and it wasn’t long before people started asking Jordan for the keys to her success. She went on to write the guides that make up the Complete Etsy Success Kit, an amazing collection that can help you get your new Etsy store off the ground or revitalize an existing store with new customers.
The Complete Etsy Success Kit contains:
- The Etsy Seller’s Success Kit (newly updated and improved)
- The Etsy Seller’s Business Planner (new)
- The Etsy Seller’s Publicity Kit
- The Jewelry Designer’s Publicity Kit
- The Etsy Seller’s Internet Marketing Kit (new)
- The Etsy Seller’s Twitter Kit
- The Etsy Seller’s 30 Minute Social Networking Kit
The Internet Marketing Kit includes 58 fresh and effective ways to boost traffic and increase sales in your Etsy store. The tips include a good mix of beginner social media info and ideas more experienced users can put into practice right away when selling on etsy.
Using social media to promote your Etsy shop?
For those who are new to Twitter for business, Jordan has mapped out a step by step guide to get you Tweeting and gather followers in no time flat.
As an entrepreneur and the mother of a toddler Jordan knows that every minute counts, that why she created the Social Networking Kit. This guide will you expand your online marketing across Twitter, Facebook and your blog in only 30-minutes a week.
The Complete Etsy Success Kit is available for only $19.95. It also comes with a 100% no questions asked satisfaction guarantee. Visit Handmade Success to get yours today and get some great tips for selling on Etsy.
Running your creative business should mean following your passion, but it often means being buried by the details, like tracking inventory. But there is a solution - Stitch helps you dig yourself out by tracking inventory, expenses, customers, orders and payments to give you more time to concentrate on growing your business rather than just managing it.
Stitch can monitor multiple sales channels, including wholesale, retail, online and even Etsy and trunk show sales, to help you stay on top of your business. By tracking all of your product sales in one place, you can see what’s selling and where, to better focus your limited time and resources on the channels that do the most for your product. Because you know exactly what’s selling, it’s easier to know when to order new inventory and how much to order each time.
Staying organized is key to a healthy business, and with Stitch all of the information you need is in one place when you need it. From invoices to order fulfillment, from product linesheets to your customer contact book, everything you need to keep your business on track is integrated the way it should be. You can even scan and upload copies of your expense receipts to avoid misplacing them when you need them most.
Stitch can save you time by allowing you to export directly to Quickbooks, or email data directly to your accountant or bookkeeper, eliminating the dreaded double entry. The program is integrated with several online shopping carts to import your order information automatically, and can even be automated to re-list your items on Etsy and Shopify.
If managing your business is taking away from the time you want to spend building it, Stitch might be just the tool you need to help you with tracking inventory and more. Click here to start your free 30 day trial today and enter code ANDREEA and they’ll extend your trial to 45 days. You don’t even need to enter a credit card number to try it – just another worry Stitch can help you avoid.