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Finances

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Finances

Profit First for Creative Entrepreneurs

There are a few authors and books that have changed everything for me and Mark, but one stands out as having the greatest, most clearly rewarding effect on both my business and our life. Profit First by Mike Michalowicz. His method for managing your business income has changed the way I allocate income and has […]

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Finances

How to use Google Drive to Understand Your Numbers

Your Guide to the Val Marlene Creative Google Drive Accounting Templates Managing your finances as a creative can be really challenging. Creatives are often stereotypically more of a right-brain crew, which can often make numbers really hard to understand. Add the fact that accounting processes and terminology are not the most clear or natural concepts […]

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Finances

How to Price to Cover Costs and Pay Yourself

Pricing. The bane of every creative entrepreneur’s existence, am I right? 😅 What if I told you there’s an easier way to make sure you’re covering your costs, paying yourself what you need and planning for outsourcing and investments in your business? If we were sitting in a coffee shop chatting business, I would want […]

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Finances

Why You Need a Business Bank Account

If you’ve been putting off separating your business and personal finances, this one’s for you. It’s TIME, girl. Past time, actually. 😉 It doesn’t matter if you’re on day 1 of business or day 5000, it’s time to treat your business like a REAL business and simplify your life. So many creatives put this off […]

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Finances

How to Start Budgeting for Life as a Biz Owner

So you’ve said it a million times, but it’s intimidating and confusing and boring and just never seems to happen. Budgeting. Womp womp wommmmmp. *Shudders*  Ok, I get it, friend. I was there. I thought budgeting meant you were poor. I thought budgeting meant you didn’t have any fun. I thought budgeting wasn’t for everyone. […]

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