I’m sure this is about the 9000th blog post with that title. Sorry. I’m not feeling especially creative today. Ahem.
I am working on our 2008 taxes, which, while not exciting, sadly constitutes part of being an adult with an income (puny though said income may be). And my small business finances are a trainwreck. I figured, oh, I’ll just file everything in envelopes and add it up at the end of the year. Ha, ha. Let me tell you: Go get some accounting software, because paper receipt-keeping is a Bad Plan. I am battling a giant headache right now and I’m not nearly done.
But it reminded me that I want to treat my Etsy shop as a real business, because to me, it is. And that means… a business checking account. So I looked into that, and found that I need a certificate with the business name. And then I spent two hours on various Michigan web sites trying to figure out how the heck one obtains such a thing. So far I haven’t quite figured it out. I think I may have to actually use the phone and talk to someone using my voice. Oh noes.
This hardly qualifies as a real update; I know that. I promise something more interesting soon. But right now, all I can see are forms and phone numbers and piles of receipts. I think that means it’s time to go print some stuff with the Gocco, or do some cross-stitch or something not at the computer.