OUR BOOKKEEPING
COURSE IS BACK!!!

Okay, be real with us… how did tax season go?!

Did you feel frustrated trying to piece together another year of business activity? OR, are you one of the rare few who has mastered bookkeeping in their photography business? 

When your bookkeeping is not organized the process quickly becomes filled with stress. Things get missed and mistakes are made. This means YOU end up paying MORE in taxes! It’s WAY MORE time consuming, costly and frustrating to attempt to fix BAD bookkeeping. 

Think about it! 

- Every time YOU forget to record mileage YOU pay more in taxes

- Every time YOU forget to record a business purchase YOU pay more in taxes

- Every hour YOU spend locating invoices and receipts is time YOU could have spent serving clients and making money $$$$!!

EVEN if you work with an accountant!!! He/she can only record the information that you provide.

This is where ELEVATE, our bookkeeping course, comes in! We want you to feel empowered when managing the financial side of your photography business. 

It's time to take the stress out of bookkeeping! Join Megan Hughes, Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) and Brooke Mos for a 2.5 hours bookkeeping crash course! Every example provided at this workshop will be directly related to running a photography business!



Get the deets!

Dates: May 29, 2022 at 10:00am-12:30 CST

Location: Online via videochat!

1. HOW to keep clear records of your business activity! 

2. WHERE to register your business! We’ll dive into annual renewals and the pros and cons of registering as a sole proprietorships vs. a corporation.

3. WHAT taxes you should be charging on services vs. hard goods. Get ready for an explanation of PST, GST, HST and ITC’s that actually makes sense!

4. WHEN to pay your PST and GST and where in the world you go to do that!

YOU'LL LEARN

How did tax season go?! Did you feel frustrated trying to piece together another year of business activity? OR, are you one of the rare few who has mastered bookkeeping in their photography business? 

When your bookkeeping is not organized the process quickly becomes filled with stress. Things get missed and mistakes are made. This means YOU end up paying MORE in taxes!

This is where ELEVATE, our bookkeeping course, comes in! We want you to feel empowered when managing the financial side of your photography business. 

COMPLETE COURSE OUTLINE

Methods of Bookkeeping

Together, Brooke and Megan will walk you through tried and true invoicing programs. You'll also learn what information you MUST include on your invoices. 

Lesson Descriptions

Registering your business

Next you'll learn where and when to register your photography business! Megan will talk about the pros and cons of registering as a sole proprietorship vs. a corporation. Together, we'll explore questions such as, "do you have to renew your business registration every year"?

Lesson Descriptions

Taxes, when to charge what!

Season three was created for 99.99% of photographers. If you struggle with the financial side of running a creative business, buckle up. Get ready to learn tactics for running a beautiful and SUSTAINABLE business. We’ll teach you how to set checkpoints for meeting your financial targets.

Lesson Descriptions

Invoicing 

Do you find yourself re-typing answers to the same questions? We’ll teach you how to anticipate your clients' questions so that you look like an industry pro. Stop wasting time scrolling through your email threads to recover session details. Say goodbye to forgotten invoices, lost details, and contract delays. Show up for clients by providing a unique, organized and tailored experience.

Lesson Descriptions

Bookkeping on the go!

Next you'll learn where and when to register your photography business! Megan will talk about the pros and cons of registering as a sole proprietorship vs. a corporation. Together, we'll explore questions such as, "do you have to renew your business registration every year"?

Lesson Descriptions

Beyond your Bookkeeping

Last but not least, we'll talk about categorizing your expenses correctly, understanding your financial reports and setting strategic goals. We'll end off the course with 5 tips and tricks for organized bookkeeping and a live Q+A session!

Moving on to topic number three! Here you'll learn how to apply and pay PST and GST. Megan will answer questions such as: "what tax rate should you charge if you book a photography gig in another province or country"? You'll also learn about HST and ITC's!

Taxes, when to charge what!

TOPIC 3

Next you'll learn where and when to register your photography business! Megan will talk about the pros and cons of registering as a sole proprietorship vs. a corporation. Together, we'll explore questions such as, "do you have to renew your business registration every year"?

Registering your business

TOPIC 2

Why is bookkeeping important in your photography business?!  Megan will walk you through different methods for tracking your sales and expenses year round!

Methods of Bookkeeping

TOPIC 1

COMPLETE COURSE OUTLINE

Last but not least, we'll talk about categorizing your expenses correctly, understanding your financial reports and setting strategic goals. We'll end off the course with 5 tips and tricks for organized bookkeeping and a live Q+A session!

Beyond your Bookkeeping

TOPIC 6

Onto one of our favourite topics! Having the right systems in place really is a game changer! Get ready for Megan's pro-tips for tracking sales and expenses day-to-day so that tax season is a breeze! 

Bookkeping on the go!

TOPIC 5

Together, Brooke and Megan will walk you through tried and true invoicing programs. You'll also learn what information you MUST include on your invoices. 

Invoicing 

TOPIC 4

LET'S BREAK IT DOWN

Sign-up!

If you fail to pay the workshop cost within 24 hours your spot will be offered to the next guest. Limited spots are available to allow time for each student to participate in the Q+A session.

Total Workshop Cost:
$175 + tax

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE INVESTMENT

MEGAN HUGHES

//  willowoakbusinessconsulting.com

@willowoakbusinessconsulting

Megan Hughes, is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) + full time mama currently living just outside of Vancouver, BC with her husband, Evan and kids, William and Kennedy. She loves all things business, and enjoys ensuring the back ends of others' businesses are clean and up-to-date. She founded Willow Oak in 2019 after realizing her love for the corporate world had faded. She loves working with entrepreneurs and small businesses and watching them thrive! Creating Willow Oak has allowed her to work with incredible entrepreneurs and to use her creativity to build a business that aligns with her values.

//  brookemos.com

 BROOKE MOS

@brooke.mos  

It’s no secret, Brooke is a traveller. She created Stay Close to collaborate with other photographers across Canada. Today, she is a wedding and brand photographer. Her photography career is rooted in her experience working alongside 100+ businesses. She uses her education in marketing and entrepreneurship to teach and support fellow creatives. Brooke is highly involved in every event that Stay Close offers. 

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