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"The business end wasn’t my “thing” and I wasn’t always great at keeping up with everything (it was more fun making earrings than keeping up with receipts). One thing I have learned about Janet is that she is stellar about trying to help her clients. When I saw that she was offering a “Get Legit Toolkit”... I knew that it would be a good thing. Working through the program at my own pace, checking in with Janet at the end of each module (through a closed group facebook posting), I felt like I was getting the understanding and support I needed to make sure my business was getting the attention (from me) that it needed. I just got back from my accountant and he said I was in the top 1% of the small business owners he sees in terms of having my numbers in order, readable, and ready to go! Thanks to Paper + Spark."
"I just wanted to thank you again for creating the Get Legit Toolkit. It was exactly what I was looking for! Before I actually started a handmade business I wanted to make sure I had all my ducks in a row because I didn’t want to get in a sticky situation tax wise or legally down the road."
"Started the Get Legit Toolkit course this afternoon. Got my EIN, printed the application for my DBA, confirmed that I am in really good shape as far as sales tax is concerned, and decent shape as far as bookkeeping is concerned, but relieved to know I am doing those right. I feel well prepared to open a business account easily once I file for my DBA. On to module 6 tomorrow and feeling really grateful to be confident about where I am at in all of the above areas 😊 Thanks, Janet!"
"Starting on Module 5 this week! Lots of great information; this course is forcing me to reevaluate how I'm keeping track of my finances (was poorly, but now it's getting better), and to sit down and really review everything I've done financial-wise for my business. It's been, in some ways, an eye-opening experience, and will help me to make better decisions in the future."
What's included in the Get Legit Toolkit?
Well, in addition to major peace of mind...
The Toolkit includes 7 modules covering the foundations of setting up the financial side of your creative biz - from banking and bookkeeping to income and sales taxes. I include not just the basics of getting a legitimate business set up (action tasks), but also the must-know concepts that are essential to running your business smoothly.
My goal is for you to finish the course with a correctly set up business AND a feeling of confidence going forward.
We often learn better with visuals - seeing the work in action, hearing real life examples, and putting pen to paper. This isn’t just a course where you read a bunch of dry, boring material. You will be literally checking items of the list as you go. When you’re done, you’ll be left with a totally legit business with all your financial ducks in a row.
Your bank account and bookkeeping system will be set up with confidence.
Your biz will be squared away with all its local, state, and federal requirements.
You'll feel confident about dealing with tax time and understand your financial forms & responsibilities.
You'll be ready to have a profitable business without worrying about missing a detail!
If you’re on a shoestring budget, I get that it can be scary making an investment in your fledgling biz.
But the plan of “oh, I’ll just start listing things for sale and worry about the tax thing later on ” is a bad (and in many cases, not legal) plan!
Not laying the proper financial foundation for your business can result in fines, penalties, stress, and anxiety.
Do it right. You can’t afford to NOT set your business up correctly.
The Toolkit will save you hours of time and energy. Trying to piecemeal together your business’ financial requirements on your own is hard. You'll be better off (financially and emotionally!) investing those hours working on other aspects of your business, like creating new products to sell!
Treat your business like a business, not a hobby. Starting now and investing in this course means getting these items taken care of, and then moving on to the work that actually makes you money!