Automated Number Crunching Solution by Outright Helps Etsy Crafters Spend More Time Doing What They Love

Outright Lets Etsy Community Use its Accounting Software for Free, Simplifies Business of Selling Handmade Items to the World

Sep 16, 2011, 09:00 ET from Outright

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Many of the crafters who sell on, the world's handmade marketplace, love practicing and sharing their art, but hate doing all the number crunching required to run a successful business. Coming to their rescue is Outright, Inc., who today announces an exclusive offer for Etsy Sellers to use its Etsy-integrated accounting software for free now through the end of the year, allowing these creative types to spend less time on dreaded bookkeeping and more time focused on their passion. Outright will also school Etsians on the fundamentals of Finance via a class at this year's Hello Etsy Conference on September 17th and 18th..

Designed with people like Etsy Sellers in mind, Outright is the only web-hosted bookkeeping software specifically created for the 24 million Americans who work for themselves. Outright delivers a streamlined, online solution to help entrepreneurs and sole proprietors track all of their income and expenses so they can operate more efficiently and get their taxes done accurately. Outright gives Etsy customers instant access to an understandable, up-to-date picture of their business, from which products are bringing in the most money, to what items are most profitable to make.

"It's great that Outright gives Etsy sellers an overview of their business in a simple, easy-to-grasp way," said Liz Wald, Etsy Director of International Business Development. "Etsians will be able to meet some of the Outright team at Hello Etsy events in the U.S. this weekend and learn more about how their tools can help people manage their business."

This exclusive offer enables Etsy sellers to use Outright for free from now until December 31st. Outright is now integrated to seamlessly incorporate Etsy data and breaks down the Etsy Seller's listing, transaction and renewal fees for easy tracking. Outright also pulls in all of a seller's other online information, Including PayPal, eBay, banks, credit cards, and even invoicing tools like FreshBooks or Harvest. Outright automatically organizes all these accounts in one place, with no manual entry, helping online sellers easily stay on top of sales, expenses and taxes, including monthly sales, quarterly estimated and annual income taxes.

"Etsians are fantastic makers, but, like many of the sole proprietors Outright was designed for, they don't want to spend their already stretched time thinking about their numbers," said Steven Aldrich, CEO of Outright. "Outright handles all of the hard work on the business side, so Crafters can spend their energy on what doing what they love."

To educate Etsy Sellers on everything they need to know about their finances, Outright is presenting Finance 101 classes in Brooklyn, Washington D.C., Portland, Los Angeles and San Francisco this September 17th and 18th at the Hello Etsy Conference, a summit on small business and sustainability.

Over the past year, thousands of Etsians have begun using Outright to gain insight into their business and many, like Evan Roberts, describe it as a lifesaver in helping get organized. "I can bring my info to my accountant and save myself hours and headaches." In fact, a recent survey by Outright found that entrepreneurs who used the company's online accounting software spent on average 5 hours less a month performing their dreaded bookkeeping duties.

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About Outright

Outright has one goal: to make accounting as simple as possible so the self-employed can spend as little time as possible on the least enjoyable part of running a business. Outright's easy-to-use online accounting solution automatically brings together all of your sales & expenses in one place so you always know what's going on with your business and are ready come tax time. No math, no manual entry, no paper work. Outright integrates Etsy, eBay & PayPal information, e-commerce accounts, and of course your Bank and Credit Card Accounts so you can stay up to date effortlessly and instead focus on doing what you love.

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