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Bookkeeping 101: Accounting for Online Shops

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  There are many reasons why makers purchase their X-Carve or X-Carve Pro . Many do so with an entrepreneurial spirit and some of those entrepreneurs intend to open their own online store. However, launching an e-commerce store can be both daunting and exciting for merchants. And for the store to succeed, it’s important to implement proper bookkeeping practices. In doing so, you make it easier to track transactions and manage day-to-day e-commerce finances. Whether you engage in B2B or B2C e-commerce activities, you need to keep tabs on expenses and revenue to determine the venture's profitability. Thankfully, you can rely on a wide selection of accounting tools to simplify financial management. Moreover, doing so frees up your time, allowing you to focus on marketing and growing your store. However, it’s important to familiarize yourself with various bookkeeping practices to maximize the efficiency of your financial management processes. Key aspects of e-commerce accounting inclu

Easel Live: Furniture & Joinery Basics

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  Inventables’ Easel Live is a series dedicated to demonstrating the ins and outs and tips and tricks of our Easel software. They provide CNC users the opportunity to learn more about CNC software, design, and efficiency when working with Easel and the X-Carve. Today, we’ll take a look at how to use basic joinery to create furniture pieces like stools and chairs. We’ll look at two joints in particular: the mortise and tenon joint and the clip tenon joint. Key Session Takeaways: Sometimes less is more: using just one or two joints can take you a long way. The awesome stool featured in this session uses just two joints. You don’t need step-by-step instructions to learn or find inspiration. Just look around you. Whether at home, work, stores, or online you can find design elements to incorporate into your own projects. Experimentation is key. You’ll be using a ton of trial and error. Finding the right material is tough. Use test parts for finding the right thickness, flexibility, materia