Keeping business and personal separate is essential, not only because it helps you keep better records, but because it also reduces your personal risk as a small business owner. Picture this: It’s 6 months from now and a client of yours is unhappy with your service, so they file a complaint. You brush it off […]

Banking, Bookkeeping, Small Business Tips

August 28, 2023

Why You Need a Business Bank Account

What’s the difference between these two valuable partners? Do you need both? There’s a laundry list of financial partners out there; some I bet you’ve never heard of: financial planner, accountant, CPA, enrolled agent, bookkeeper, CFO, controller. The list certainly goes on, but my point is there’s no wonder we’re confused about who does what. […]

Bookkeeping, Small Business Tips

July 16, 2023

Bookkeeper Vs. Accountant?

Let’s answer a basic, but SO VERY important question for every. single. small business owner. What is bookkeeping? We’ll start with the obligatory, boring, definition. Shockingly, Merriam-Webster only defines a bookkeeper, but lacks a definition for the task of bookkeeping. Bookkeeper: a person who records the accounts or transactions of a business. We can pretty […]

Bookkeeping, Small Business Tips

June 29, 2023

What is bookkeeping and is it important?

If you found me on social media, you might know that my sister (Owner, Michelle Marie Studio) is also a creative (she’s all right brain, and I’m all left brain) small business owner. And if I’m being honest, she started Numbers by Jen. It was December, 2019, and she was panicking about her books. Like […]


June 29, 2023

Numbers by Jen: The Origin Story