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Jun 22, 2012 (05:06 PM EDT)

Leader In Bookkeeping Software Teams Up With Big Cartel, An Online Platform Designed to Let Artists Focus On Their Craft, Not Their Cart, To Offer Seamless Accounting Solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Small business owners in the creative arts world often have to wear many hats in order to run a successful business. They simply don't have time to decipher confusing accounting reports or weed through mounds and mounds of financial data files. These tasks are not only distracting to rising entrepreneurs, but can also shift their focus from where it truly should be: in growing and enhancing their business.

In an effort to simplify and streamline how small business owners and home-based entrepreneurs sell their goods online,, the leader in bookkeeping and tax software for online sellers, this week announced a unique integration with Big Cartel, an online platform that enables bands, fashion designers, jewelers, record labels, and other creative types, to launch their own customizable web storefronts.

The collaboration will allow accounting data from Big Cartel to flow seamlessly into Outright. The safe and secure process will offer a complete end-to-end solution for small business owners using Big Cartel to be able to sell their products and/or services, as well as keep track of, receive reports on and organize tax records for those sales. In addition, the integration means that Big Cartel business owners will now be able to track everything in one, single place, including their Etsy, eBay, Amazon, Freshbooks, banks, credit cards accounts and more., the only web-hosted bookkeeping software specifically created for the 24 million Americans who work for themselves, 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.

Steven Aldrich, CEO of, said this new, free option for Big Cartel's small business owners is a great way for these companies to shift their focus back to enriching and expanding their business. "Outright streamlines the work involved with running a small business by helping entrepreneurs pay the right taxes, organize their income and expenses, and keep their businesses on track," Aldrich said. "This new relationship with Big Cartel will help these small businesses thrive in the connected world and will allow Outright's current customers to have a great new option for opening a storefront on the web."

According to Aldrich, if a business owner wants to check real-time financial data, or get their taxes done, they simply log in to their Outright account and the data can be instantly accessed and ready to review. Outright automatically categorizes transactions in a way the IRS expects, so small business owners' tax records are always accurate and up to date. Plus, estimates of what an entrepreneur owes are available at any time.

Big Cartel Co-founder, Matt Wigham, said that with over 200,000 independent artists worldwide (and still growing), Big Cartel is looking forward to offering shop owners the accounting and tax management tools from Outright to help ease their workload.

"We're excited that Big Cartel store owners will now have an access to Outright's effortless tools that are necessary for the financial and accounting management of their business," Wigham said, "further helping these entrepreneurs focus on what they truly love to do."

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 all sales & expenses together in one place so the user always know what's going on with their business. No math, no manual entry, no paperwork. Outright integrates Etsy, eBay & PayPal information, e-commerce accounts, and bank and credit card accounts so users can stay up-to-date effortlessly -- and instead focus on doing what they love to do. To learn more or sign up, please visit