In this course you will learn basic money management skills, including:


  • Income tracking.
  • Expense tracking.
  • Paying yourself.
  • Budgeting for emergencies.
  • Budgeting for refunds.
  • Budgeting for growth.
  • Managing owner's contributions.
  • Setting long-term financial goals.
  • And more!


This introductory course will give you the tools you need to begin to control your art business' finances. The contents of this course are inspired in part by the wonderful book, Profit First by Mike Michalowicz. Mike's book is a lot more in-depth and detail oriented, whereas this course is more of a big picture overview, with the addition of helpful tips specific to starting and growing an art business.

Note: I am not a CPA or lawyer or any such thing. I am just a small business owner who has navigated this world on my own, and figured out what works and what doesn't. You are ultimately liable for any choices that you make for your business.

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Praise for this course:

5 star rating

Money Management for Artisans is a good descriptive title...

Robyn Turner

Deborah has taken a complex topic and has distilled the necessary information into a format that makes setting up a business make financial sense. By breakin...

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Deborah has taken a complex topic and has distilled the necessary information into a format that makes setting up a business make financial sense. By breaking it down into five years, the task doesn't seem as daunting and overwhelming as it did before I read the module. Also, she includes the title of a book for when and if I want to delve further into the subject of money management for my business. But for now, I have the outline and a plan.

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About the instructor

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Deborah Wilson Taylor

Deborah's wide array of skills including online marketing, chainmaille, bench jewelry, and product photography make her uniquely qualified to teach complex courses that integrate more than one topic. Her desire is to help the world's untrained artists learn to produce their best works and find success and sustainability for themselves."I hope to make your life a bit more magical, through hard work and perspiration." ✨

Course Curriculum

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