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Upon reviewing your business finances, have you ever been shocked at seeing how much money you’ve unknowingly spent on craft supplies?

It’s happened to me more times than I care to admit.

I, too, have strolled through the aisles of my favorite craft store, my cart overflowing with things I didn’t plan on buying.

Then I reassure myself that “I totally need this for the business!”

Sound familiar?

And let’s not even get started on the online shopping rabbit hole!

A lot of us handmade business owners …

Ah, yes. Tax season. The time of the year when running a creative business becomes a nightmare instead of the dream.

Now, I’ve noticed that a lot of myths and misinformation about online business taxes are everywhere on the internet.

Whether you’re a seasoned Shopify seller or a budding Etsy entrepreneur, navigating online business taxes can be confusing.

People say a lot of stuff out there in Facebook groups and Etsy forums about how taxes work for us, but what’s actually true?

That’s why I’m making this …

Taxes. Ugh, the dreaded T-word.

As creative entrepreneurs, you pour your heart and soul into your art, but tax season can feel like a creativity killer.

You lose so much valuable time you could have spent doing what you love: making things.

But during tax season, the reality for handmade business owners is that we’re stuck in our offices, dealing with numbers and money – something we rarely want to do.


Who wants that? Not me, for sure.

But doing your taxes is an important …

Disclaimer: this blog post features quotes from an interview one of Creative Hive’s coaches, Alonda, did with Kat Wilmore, with certain parts edited for grammar. Head over to my YouTube video if you want to watch the entire interview.

If you’re an artist who sells your own art or paintings and you’re wondering how to make more sales online, then read this post below.

Let me introduce you to the incredible Kat Wilmore from PlantBasedPaintings.com. She has turned her passion for art into a handmade business …

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