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If you're working to increase your sales, boost your bottom line this year, pay yourself more, or even work fewer hours - your NUMBERS can actually help you achieve this!

If you have limited time & energy right now, a better understanding of your numbers can 100% help you work less and make more money.

Not convinced that learning the numbers is really worth your already super limited time?

Taking the time to review & interpret your numbers has all sorts of benefits; here are just a few example scenarios:

  • Which product line is secretly eating up your profit margins? The numbers can tell you.
  • You've got $100 and want to try your hand at paid advertising. Which platform should you spend those ad dollars on? Pinterest? Etsy? FB? Don't just throw your money away - Your numbers have the answers!
  • How much of this product or raw material should you stock before the holiday season? Why guess blindly when your numbers know?!
  • Which product line should you focus on marketing to help you reach that new big sales goal you just set? Your numbers can tell you!
  • You've got 10 minutes today to work - should you send an email out to your list OR should you post on Instagram? What's the best use of your time? Ding ding - your numbers hold the answer!

Next Level Numbers teaches you how to use your numbers to make more money, waste less of time, and streamline your business.

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"Just wanted to say a huge thank you as I really debated whether I could afford to spend the money on the course, and even though I'm only a little over half way through - it's one of the best courses I have ever done!! EVER! In ANY area. The videos are short, packed full of info, very easy to digest and for the first time since starting my business (almost 4 years ago) I can finally say I understand exactly what I need to do to grow my business. I finally have the road map I need to implement the changes required to get there. A huge thank you for creating this course!"

— Next Level Numbers student

Embracing your numbers WILL help you grow, and it doesn't have to be hard!

Just like Rafiki told Simba, my friends - IT IS TIME.

It is TIME to stop ignoring the wealth of power and possibility that lies in your numbers. Data is your friend. And the best part is, it's all right there, waiting for you to dive into each month, if only you'd stop ignoring it. I'm giving you the step-by-step process to get results.

I developed Next Level Numbers because I want you to feel GREAT about interpreting your financial numbers to make your life easier. But we aren't just stopping with getting educated.

Because here's the deal - knowledge is great, but it is NOTHING without execution & implementation. Sure, I want to teach you how to better understand your numbers. But more importantly, I want you to be able to USE that knowledge for good! 

That's why Next Level Numbers is all about how to USE your new-found number knowledge to make a BIG impact on your business. I want you to be empowered to work smarter, market strategically, make fewer costly mistakes, and increase your bottom line JUST by having this knowledge in your back pocket.  

What kind of results can you expect from Next Level Numbers?

Better time management 

Work less and work smarter! Use your limited time & energy to get the most financial impact 

 Understand your numbers 

Finally get a true understanding of how to interpret your finances, metrics and analytics, and use that info to take inspired action

Clearer decision-making

Know what to do when, understand when it's time to "break up" with a platform, product line, or marketing strategy

Strategic, focused marketing  

Know where your highest converting traffic comes from and double down

Ignite your profits 

Increase your net income and pay yourself what you deserve, consistently

Confidence  

Feel good about stepping into the roles of CEO & CFO for your shop

Peace of mind  

Forecast your sales & set goals with more accuracy

Prepare & anticipate

Better prep for holidays & busy seasons with data and trends to guide your decisions

"Janet's education has completely changed the financial health of my business. Which has rolled into selling more, better profits and a much happier business owner experience. Best business investment I've made."

- Real life goal-getting maker

"I just had a HUGE win that wouldn't have been possible without all of your help and encouragement... Since I now know my numbers and am planning much more purposefully...I was able to take an opportunity that presented itself unexpectedly and rent a studio/warehouse space! "

- Real life goal-getting maker

Who is Next Level Numbers for? 

This course is designed for e-commerce sellers who already have a steady drip (or deluge) of sales.  

Whether you’re brand new and taking off OR more experienced, the only requirement here is that you have SOME data on hand to work with - which means you should have some sales under your belt already. (You don't necessarily have to be turning a profit yet - in fact that is something we can focus on INSIDE the course!)

The concepts I teach will apply to any shop owners with a physical OR digital product - so that’s makers, supply sellers, vintage shop owners, resellers, infopreneurs, course creators, digital designers, etc.  

Your online platform of choice matters not - wherever you sell online, as long as you can get your hands on some data, you’ll benefit from this course!  

All you need to succeed in Next Level Numbers is some financial data on hand, a willingness to learn, and a readiness to get to work!

You don't need to have a financial background or an accounting degree to learn how to grow your business and make more money, while spending less time doing it.

NEXT LEVEL NUMBERS

This self-paced course is a deep dive into your numbers. You won't just learn how to review & interpret your data, but more importantly - how to use your results to take inspired, effective action in your business. We'll focus on three main approaches to your numbers:

  •  Reviewing your results & drawing valuable insights from them
  •  Setting goals and breaking them down in a way that is actionable & motivating 
  •  Utilizing your new knowledge to take the guesswork out of your decision-making and take impactful daily action that effectively grows your business

You'll also get lifetime access to my Next Level Numbers dashboard, which is a plug & play spreadsheet template that will automatically generate key metrics, graphs, and charts to help you understand your business better.


Still wondering if you're capable of understanding your numbers? Or how it'll actually make a difference in your life?

In Next Level Numbers, I walk you through the exact step-by-step process, number-crunching, and mapping exercises I've used in my own business and with dozens of other online sellers to create growth year after year.

🚫There's no condescending jargon or terminology here, and PLENTY of real life examples to help you put your numbers or metrics in context. I'll show you how data is your friend - and how it doesn't need to stress you out!🚫

Through my unique mapping process, you will not just crunch static numbers or set pie-in-the-sky financial goals. Too many shop owners set financial goals but don't understand what it will take to get there.

What would paying yourself $20k, $50k, $100k+ a year require of you and your business? Is your goal doable? What changes need to be made to get there? What products need to be cut, tweaked, or re-priced? What marketing efforts need to be scraped or doubled? 

We'll not just set the goal - but create the road map for how you're going to get there. Instead of taking a reactive approach to your numbers, we're creating the proactive approach. 

Check out the Modules below to get more info on some of the work you'll be doing in Next Level Numbers.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE MODULES!

Here's what we cover in each module: 

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MODULE 1: SET YOUR BASELINE

  • Access the Next Level Numbers plug & play dashboard
  • Review your past financial data & key metrics
  • Create revenue & expense maps based on your past 6-12 months of business
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MODULE 2: RUN DIAGNOSTICS ON YOUR BIZ

  • Dive deep into all the key metrics every e-commerce seller should understand
  • Hone your eagle eye skills as you learn what to look for, and how to interpret your results


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MODULE 3: METRICS TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Compare your stats to industry benchmarks
  • Learn how to improve each key metric using our key metrics flow charts & checklists
  • Narrow your focus for the biggest impact
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MODULE 4: GOAL-SETTING

  • Set your big dreamy take-home pay goal so you can work towards paying yourself what you deserve
  • Work through my unique process for setting financial & metric goals for your next 12 months
  • Set an expense budget for your business
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MODULE 5: MAPPING

  • Create a detailed, super helpful, and dare-I-say fun revenue map & expense map for your business year using my unique process
  • Compare the different ways your business brings in revenue to make smart decisions

The next modules are all about the execution of your newly aquired knowledge (because knowledge without implementation is pointless!).

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MODULE 6: STRATEGY BREAKDOWN & IMPLEMENTATION

  • Turn your financial goals into strategic action (and results!) by creating marketing plans for each revenue source
  • Learn strategies you can utilize for effective time management (calendar mapping, batching, automation and more)
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MODULE 7: MONTHLY & QUARTERLY FRAMEWORKS

  • Learn how to review & track your progress with the monthly & quarterly framework guides & checklists
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WEEK 8/MODULE 8: USING ANALYTICS

  • Set up Google Analytics to properly track goals & metrics, and give you the data you need to make smarter decisions into the future
  • Learn how to tell what's working and what's not working by using these analytics
  • Understand how to review your goal-implementation strategies against your analytics results

By the end of this course, you will know how to interpret your numbers to get the most impact out of your limited time & energy. You'll feel confident letting your numbers guide you in making quick, smarter decisions to grow your shop & make more money.

"This is the first time I've realized that doing this planning and paying attention to my numbers has a direct correlation to the success of my business...I think as crafters we get this idea that if we just make stuff it will all come together. But it's not just about the making. You need to know your numbers and put a plan in place so you can know what and how much you need to make."

- Real life goal-getting maker

Get group coaching with the Measured + Methodical Mastermind to maximize your results.

Your Next Level Numbers training is combined with a one-year membership to my mastermind intensive - the Measured & Methodical Mastermind. In addition to lifetime access to Next Level Numbers, the mastermind intensive includes:

  • One year membership to a private mastermind Facebook group - a safe space to ask questions, share wins, stay motivated & accountable, and bounce ideas with a group of your peers. 
  • 4x quarterly live strategy sessions - review results, crunch numbers, set quarterly goals, and ask questions
  • 4x quarterly recorded map reviews & hot seats - you'll have the option to submit your work/questions and follow along as I review REAL SHOP numbers, go through the mapping process, and share tips & strategies
  • One year access to the Measured & Methodical vault (ad hoc recorded trainings based on demand & your suggestions. For example, a juicy workshop on Profit First for e-commerce sellers!)

This Mastermind Intensive is designed specifically to provide extra support to shop owners who are dedicated and ready to invest in up-leveling their business in 2021. 

Why do I want to teach you this stuff? Why should you learn it from me?

Hey friend, my name’s Janet. I'm the creative-yet-numbers-obsessed brain behind Paper + Spark, where I’ve been working for the past 5 years as an accountant and financial educator to help more creative women feel GOOD about their money.  

I absolutely love what I do and I’ve learned so many lessons along the way. One of the most important ones has been how to talk about numbers, money, and other business concepts (ones that seem to be tangled up in a mix of negative emotions, confusion and fear) in a way that sets *big* light bulbs off in your head.  

I want to help you feel empowered by your numbers - why? So you can make more money. Yeah, wanting to making more money doesn’t make you a slime ball. You are working HARD over there, and you deserve to be paid accordingly, kay? I want to help you add a vital tool to your toolkit that allows you to grow a sustainable + profitable business - and that’s learning your numbers!  

I’ve been teaching handmade sellers & shop owners about taxes, bookkeeping, and accounting for over five years now. The concepts and content I am planning for you inside Next Level Numbers have been on my heart for the past two years. This is the “Level 2.0” course I’ve been dreaming of and plotting out as I have had the privilege of watching my customers grow and bloom due to the knowledge gained from using my spreadsheets and other tools. I am so ready to create a course that takes numbers to the next level - and I hope you are ready to be a part of that with me!

"NLN has been so helpful to me, especially in the year 2020 when everything has been so unpredictable. This program helped me to stop guessing about what marketing efforts are working or not working, and have real data to base my decisions on. With more limited work time, it gave me the confidence to know what to prioritize on my to do list. It gave me the tools to make more informed decisions about my launches, marketing, SEO, blog – just about every facet of my business. My favorite part was the detailed spreadsheet she provides with tons of helpful formulas and tabs already set up, so you just drop in your own numbers and start seeing real, valuable data right away...Can't wait to use what I've learned in NLN to make better decisions for my business going forward!"

- Next Level Numbers student

Why NOW is the time to invest in your business and invest in yourself

Next Level Numbers is not simply another course to add to your ever-growing catalog. It's is a true investment in yourself to build "forever skills" as an entrepreneur. It's not just understanding how to interpret numbers - it's a skill set that builds your confidence and allows you to be more in charge of the direction of your business...and thus your life.

Within your numbers lie lessons that are just waiting to be learned...by you! (Cause who else is gonna learn them for you?!) So if there's a little voice in your head that is saying something like, "I think I could do better. I think I can do more. I think I could grow this thing for real. I think I could pay myself more." Then Next Level Numbers is the missing link to get you there.

It's time to stop waiting and start acting. Knowing your numbers is one of the best things you can do for your business!

Wearing all the hats in your business and running it alone is HARD. So hard, and I get it. Sometimes we need a cheerleader to push us. I am ready to be that person that pushes you to set bigger goals (and then to do the hard work to achieve them!). I am ready to give you permission to raise your prices, or to cut your spending, or to pivot your products, or to break up with that time-sucking social media outlet, or to finally take money out of your business and pay yourself. 

I am ready to shine a light on the lessons your numbers can teach you, and I can guarantee that you will be empowered by the results. Are you ready?

FAQS

WILL THIS WORK IF I SELL ON [FILL-IN-THE-BLANK] PLATFORM?

Yes! As long as you sell online somewhere, this program and all the concepts we discuss & apply will work for you.

WHEN WILL THE CONTENT BE AVAILABLE?

You will have access to all 8 modules when you complete your purchase! You also have lifetime access to all the course content, so you are welcome to work through at your own pace.

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?

Your satisfaction is important to me! If you enroll in the course and decide later that it's not a good fit for you, I'll provide a no-questions-asked refund up to 14 days after enrollment. No refunds will be issued after that period.

DOES IT MATTER IF I'M OUTSIDE OF THE US?

No, the concepts you'll learn in this course are applicable regardless of your location, tax requirements, or currency.

HOW IS THIS COURSE DELIVERED?

The course is comprised of video, text, PDF worksheets/checklists, and a few spreadsheet templates. Everything is published inside the Paper + Spark Thinkific course platform.

The Mastermind group is hosted in a private Facebook group. Additional trainings & videos are uploaded in Thinkific for easy access.

WHAT IF I SELL ____? WHAT IF I'M NOT A MAKER? WHAT IF I SELL DIGITAL PRODUCTS OR SERVICES? IS NEXT LEVEL NUMBERS FOR ME?

This course will benefit anyone who sells any kind of physical or digital product, OR service providers, designers, and those who do client-based work. 

I CAN'T HANDLE ANOTHER COURSE THAT INVOLVES 60 HOURS OF VIDEO, JANET.

No worries - I can't either! My goal is help you make your numbers actionable. Emphasis on the "action". Most videos in this course are under 15 minutes, so you have the option to digest content in short chunks.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE MASTERMIND?

So much good stuff - namely, one-year access to the Measured & Methodical Mastermind. This is a private FB group where you have direct access to me and your like-minded peers. We'll bounce marketing strategies, ideas, and number insights off one another as we work through the course. 

I also host live quarterly strategy sessions here 4x throughout the next 12 months, and 4x recorded hot seat reviews & audits (replays of both will be available). 

During the quarterly sessions, we'll walk through reviewing results together, you can ask questions about your metrics, and we will set a quarterly goal for the next 3 months in your shop. We'll also utilize these to hold ourselves accountable to our goals. 

In the recorded hot seat reviews & audits, you'll have the option to submit your data, metrics, or "homework" to me for personalized review (your revenue & expense maps, your quarterly or annual goals, your improvement matrix, etc.). I'll provide my feedback, tips, and more. I'll be your sounding board, but you don't have to show up for 67 live calls each month! 

I WANT IN! HOW CAN I JOIN?

Right now we're accepting new members by invitation only. To apply, just fill out the application via the link above.

WHY DO I HAVE TO APPLY TO JOIN?

We ask that you supply a bit of info about your business experience, struggles, and goals so we can ensure that Next Level Numbers will be a good fit for you. NLN & the Mastermind is a small, intimate group and it's also an investment in yourself and your business. It's our goal to make sure we are prepared to serve you before you enroll.

Once you fill out the application (by clicking the button above), we'll review your info and be in touch. If you're a good fit, we'll send you an enrollment link within 72 hours.

WILL I ALWAYS HAVE ACCESS TO THE COURSE?

Yes, your purchase will include lifetime access to the course, Next Level Numbers.

You will receive a one-year membership to the Mastermind Group & content, which will expire 12 months after your enrollment.

SO ARE YOU GONNA BE TEACHING ME ABOUT TAXES & STUFF?

Nope. Let's save that stuff for another (less fun) day. Next Level Numbers is all about reviewing your financial & numerical data, how to interpret what you're looking at, how to set goals based on that, and how to work differently based on that. It's a lot of number goodness, but we won't be talking about taxes or even bookkeeping in here.

WHAT IF I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION?

You are always welcome to email me at hello@paperandspark.com. There is also a handy chat bubble on the bottom right side of your screen where you can send me a message and get a quick response!