"I don't know how much to save for taxes."
"I keep all my receipts in a shoe box!"
"I'm making money but I never seem to have anything left to pay myself!"
Dan Dekker, MBA
Choose a business type (sole proprietor, LLC, etc)
Naming a business
Social media setup
Mindset of a business owner
Revenue, expenses, and income
Owner's pay vs. salary
Setting up appropriate bank accounts
Interpreting your financial statements
How to track expenses from now on (throw away the shoe box!)
Avoiding shiny object syndrome
Why you should invest in accounting software
Options for tracking expenses and saving yourself time
Demonstration with Quickbooks & Wave
Tax requirements for small businesses
How to allocate income for ALL your business needs
Why and how to find a CPA
How to market a small business for the future
My name is Dan Dekker, and I am an accountant with my MBA. I've spent a total of 14 years managing accounting for small businesses, and for the past 5 years, I’ve helped my wife run our own small business that now fully supports our family.
Through our own business, I've had the opportunity to work regularly with professionals from the birthing community. These folks amaze me with their skills, compassion and commitment to their clients. But they consistently tell me that they struggle with the financial aspects of their small businesses. Enter the "Birth Pro Guide to Business" class. My goal in teaching this class is to help midwives, doulas, childbirth educators, and lactation consultants gain the knowledge they need to make their businesses profitable, sustainable, and a financial support to your family!
Dan has created a class that clarifies the “hows and whys” of handling the financial side of operating a business. Implementing the recommended steps has simplified my record keeping, allowing me to spend more time doing what I love while knowing that I have what I will need come tax time!!
I highly recommend Dan's class for birth professionals. I had a meager understanding of business terms and concepts. Dan "takes you by the hand" and teaches the nuts and bolts in a well-prepared and easy-to-understand style. I came away from every class with several practical tools to immediately implement. The administrative side of my business used to seem daunting and I would ignore it until the last possible minute. Now I am confident, have a well working system and my business is profiting!
Bundled your class with a website review!
Get a personalized review of your website! I will review every page of your website and provide practical suggestions to improve the organization and wording on your website, so that you can turn more prospective parents into paying clients! Purchase the website review and the class together and save money!
We will start with beginner content in our first class, and move on to bookkeeping in the 2nd class. The 3rd class and Bonus class will feature more advanced topics. I developed this class for birth professionals who feel uncomfortable with handling the accounting and bookkeeping aspects of their small business, or those who struggle with profitability.
Member have access to the recorded materials for the lifetime of the course. The Facebook group will be active for 1 year.
Email me at email@example.com with any further questions!
I am excited to offer scholarships for birth professionals of color for this class. Please follow this link for more information.