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Law and Wit Creative counsel for Entrepreneurs - Accounting tips for creatives with Peter Lang

Law & Wit Epi. 31: Accounting tips for Creatives with the Designer CPA Peter Lang

Jan 19, 2019

accounting, creativity, Legal Tips, podcast

Make friends with your numbers in this episode with Peter Lang, a CPA who specializes in working with creatives, designers, and online entrepreneurs. 

 

Peter, a 17-year veteran accountant digs into the most common myths and problems he sees in creative making, and how getting a handle on your numbers can do more than just simplify tax time. 

Creative Counsel Episode 31

 

In this episode, you will learn 

  • When should a creative professional/designer entrepreneur find an accountant? How do you find a good one? What questions should you be asking to see if someone will “get” your business?
  • What are some of the challenges in DIY-ing the finances of your business — or DIYing it past a certain point?
  • What are the pros and cons of just using accounting software on your own?
  • Why is waiting until the 11th hour before the tax deadline a less-than-stellar financial strategy? What are creatives missing out on?
  • What are the most common mistakes you see creatives professionals make in handling their finances?
  • When is the right time to switch to being taxed as an S-corp — or what questions do you like to walk clients through at that juncture?
  • PLUS — Peter’s TOP 3 accounting tips!

Episode Links

Designer CPA Site

Brittany’s DIY Legal Template Shop for Creatives

 

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*This blog post is not intended as legal advice. No attorney-client relationship. For informational purposes only.

 

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