Created for the creators
Browsing through Papersmiths’ stylish diaries, magazines and coffee-table books, it’s easy to lose yourself in ideas for your next project.
“I want to bring inspiration to people,” she says. “And with Papersmiths we do that by bringing the tools that people need to create and also the goods to inspire them in the form of books, magazines, maps and guides.”
Now, four years on and with two shops in different cities, Sidonie is ready to admit that she’s learnt some valuable lessons about the best way to run a business.
“Initially I became very busy and very stressed,” says Sidonie. “I was doing all the different roles in the business and for the first year, before we had to think about accounting, I just had stacks and stacks of paper.”
Getting Xero made the whole business more efficient. As well as integrating with Vend and Shopify, it made accessing the accounts so much easier.
“I remember I spent a weekend with Xero and all these bits of paper and just entered everything in,” she says. “Then I realised that if I just did a little bit each week it would be a whole lot simpler.”