The Creative Entrepreneur's Comprehensive Guide to Accounting & Tax


Bolstered by her love of teaching, Digits founder Hanneke Barlow saw a profound need in the entrepreneurial space for new business owners to feel more confident when it comes to their company’s finances.

Starting a business had entrepreneur and closet creative, Hanneke Barlow, googling and searching for advise and 'how-to's' around so many subjects.   There is so much you can figure out yourself. Yet one of the major building blocks of any business is often pushed aside and finances aren't a favourite subject amongst creatives.

In keeping with our endeavour to turn your tax and accounting chores into a meaningful experience we've curated this very special class to empower and enable you to manage your accounting and tax with confidence and ease.


Morning Modules

08:00 Arrival and breakfast canapés


Setting up & customising cloud-based accounting software 

Personalised income + expenses blueprint

Automated products + services listings

Produce a tip-top invoicing process

Matching payments received + categorising money spent

Accounting for personal transactions


Afternoon Modules

12:30 Lunch


Sole Proprietors vs Companies

Tax deductions

Independent Contractors


Provisional Tax

Income Tax

Turnover Tax

SARS E-filing

17:00 Cake & Champagne Sunset Mingle

What's included?

→ A comprehensive guide to accounting & tax

→ Screen Shots with step by step instructions to manage SARS E-filing

→ Income Statement Spreadsheet

→ Depreciation on assets tax deduction calculator

→ Home office tax deduction calculator

→ Simple Balance Sheet Spreadsheet

→ Invoice Schedule

→ Budget template


    Step-by-step, practical application of accounting and tax principles ready to transform the data for your business to ensure you're making firm, real time decisions to optimise your business and make it thrive.



    Each step of each process is visually presented in the form of step by step guides, screen shots and 'how-to' presentations.


    While your Balance Your Own Books guide will serve as a comprehensive go-to for everything we discuss on the day, ongoing support is provided with a private invitation to a Facebook Group where you will be reminded of important deadlines, guided through calculations and ensure you're ready to submit your financials!

    Your Investment

    Balance Your Own Books

    R 5,500 (early bird tickets at R5,000)

    → Full day master class

    → Balance Your Own Books booklet

    → Spreadsheets & guides 

    → Invitation to Facebook group for continued support


    Grab Your Seat


    Founder and CEO of Digits (Pty) Ltd

    Hanneke Barlow, proud owner of Digits (Pty) Ltd, a bespoke practice providing tailored tax and accounting services.

    An accountant by trade, Hanneke Barlow also knows what it means to be a creative entrepreneur.

    Digits (Pty) Ltd started as a humble freelance service, but has since exploded into a trend-setting service provider that offers tailored tax and accounting services to creative entrepreneurs.



    20 September 2019:

    Culture Barn, Northcliff, Johannesburg

    Ticket sales open until 31 August 2019 

    Grab yours before they sell out!





    How much access will I get to Hanneke?

    Hanneke will be around to answer questions during the day and will be answering questions on the private Facebook group after

    What is the investment in the class?

    The class costs R5,500

    What is the refund policy?

    There is none.  I believe you are here to conquer a subject you feel uncomfortable with and believe I have every tool, tip and knowledge to empower you to feel comfortable within this field.

    When is Balance Your Own Books?

    20 September 2019 in Northcliff, Johannesburg at the picturesque Culture Barn.

    I know nothing about accounting or tax, can I still attend the class?

    Yes, this class is aimed at all levels and even the most basic understanding of rands and cents will be managed in the curriculum.

    Where is the class held?

    It is at Culture Barn in Northcliff, Johannesburg, exact address is shared upon purchase of your ticket.

    What should I bring?

    No need to bring anything although you are welcome to bring your laptop. If there is any special item which would make you more comfortable on the day, please feel free to bring it along!

    I'd like to stay over, do you have suggestions?

    Airbnb has many options available for every budget, have a look here:

    Is this tax deductible?

    Yes, absolute win-win! You invest in your business and you get to deduct the price from your profits. 



    Hanneke is the proud owner and founder of Digits.  She is a mama to three little ones, gets to share life and love with hubby, and business partner, Johan and their two fur babies Basil & Chili. 

    Hanneke has a passion for teaching and she is so excited to make a difference in the financial life of your business.