November was a wash, but I’d been expecting that due to National Novel Wiriting Month. Unfortunately the lack of income paired up nicely with a whole flurry of bills, so I’m deeper into the red that I had planned to be at this point.
But on a good note, I now have an official business computer (Chromebook) and the City of Newport News can tax a real $250 computer instead of an imaginary $3,000 one. *mutter*
Income : $0.00
Nothing, nada, intet, res, niets, wala… but I have one more month in 2012 to try again. If nothing else, this year has been a very good learning experience!
Expenses : -$33.75
|$3.95||Tax Online Payment Fee|
|$29.00||USPS PO Box (6 months)|
Ah the joys of reoccurring fees! But having a PO box will save me money when it comes time to renew the domain names next year (at least the ones I’m keeping), so it’s still better safe than sorry.
Inventory : -$0.00
Nothing moved in or out of inventory this month, but I’m going to sit down and do a proper accounting this month so I have it for the Schedule C. (It would be nice to have a solid inventory of every art supply I own, business and non-business.)
Taxes : -$42.50
|$21.25||Business Equipment Tax (First Half)|
|$21.25||Business Equipment Tax (Second Half)|
Thanks to the purchase of the Chromebook, I will owe the City of Newport News a whopping $5 next year for this tax– I only wish I had realized I needed to upgrade sooner!
TOTAL : -$76.25
Year to Date
So far it’s costing me roughly forty bucks a month to run this business. Thankfully I won’t have to buy any more inventory for a while, but a lot of those expenses aren’t going to melt away come 2013.
Which means I need to do two things a) sell more stuff and b) cut costs. The second goal is a little easier than the first, but neither one is going to be a cake walk. *rolls up sleeves*
Time to get working!