Friday, April 16, 2010

Tax Time

Well, the deadline has passed - we hope you all managed to file your taxes on time this year! We cut it a bit close, filing at around 2am the day before they were due. Whew! Every time Monkey thinks about taxes, he thinks of Maggie Gyllenhaal screaming "Get bent, tax man!" at Will Ferrell in "Stranger than Fiction."

It has been a good process going through all the records and books and using this mandatory, stereotypically-icky event to look back and reflect on all the major financial gains and losses throughout the year as Monkey + Seal. When you get right down to it, as much as Monkey + Seal both want to make their business fun and exciting and full of art and goodness and yummy food, the reality is that it can be all of that, but you also have to manage your money, track financial records, and handle all the business side of things. It can be sort of rough at times, but in the end, anything that brings you one more step to your dream is worth it.

For all you budding entrepreneurs out there, how do you manage to keep the balance between the fun side of business and the business side of business in check?

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