Swimming in Numbers: A Girls Bookkeeping Voyage

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True Story: Jen Landis

Today’s True Story is from Jen Landis who enthusiastically volunteered to share her experiences with business record keeping. Jen is the head girl at PinCurl Girls where she draws on her MFA and her experiences with the education process. As Jen tells it, PinCurl Girls “encourages girls to avoid self-doubt by looking for happiness, expressing their artistic talents and believing in themselves by thinking positive thoughts.” Continue reading Swimming in Numbers: A Girls Bookkeeping Voyage

To the Cloud – 3 Online Bookkeeping Systems for Your Creative Business

Day 287: Cloud Computing

There are a lot of bookkeeping packages available for small businesses. So many that to try and write about them all at once would be deadly – for both of us. So, today, we’ll go over two systems that you’ve likely heard about and one you maybe haven’t. Continue reading To the Cloud – 3 Online Bookkeeping Systems for Your Creative Business

Bookkeeping Training Wheels for Your Creative Business

Remember when you learned to ride a bike? Those training wheels sure helped didn’t they? They made you feel more secure and kept you upright a few times. They gave you a simple, secure place to start riding your bike. Let’s put some training wheels on your bookkeeping system and get you started with a simple paper system! Continue reading Bookkeeping Training Wheels for Your Creative Business

The Ant and the Grasshopper Guide to Recordkeeping

The Fables of Aesop

(Answers to the Pop Quizzes are in the comments.)

Bugs in Business

Once upon a time there was an aunt, no, not that kind, a little black ant with six legs and three body segments (Pop Quiz: name them!) and her name was Althea. Now, Althea was a very industrious ant, as most of them are, and had started her own business catering lunch to the other ants as they worked in the fields and picnic sites. Every day, she packed teeny tiny sandwiches, chips and fruit bits into minuscule baskets to take to the ant workers.

Around the same fields and picnic sites, there was a grasshopper named Gordon who had started a little thing on the side. He serenaded the picnic tables with his repertoire of covers of those great summer songs like “Good Vibrations” and “Soak up the Sun.” Gordon was very good at singing and the patrons paid well for him to move along to the next table. (Second Pop Quiz: how do grasshoppers make their song?) Continue reading The Ant and the Grasshopper Guide to Recordkeeping