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Financial Modeling for Startups

Financial Modeling for Startups

Financial models can be daunting if you don’t have a financial background, but they are critical tools for quantifying and defining your businesses’ financial needs and goals. Financial models are rooted in the revenue and expenses associated with your operations....
Navigating your start-up through a downturn

Navigating your start-up through a downturn

The global coronavirus pandemic has altered the operating environment for all businesses. Early stage start-ups are no exception. Investors, market leaders and policy makers all expect a material decline in demand in 2020, which is likely to create prolonged cash flow...
The SaaS Business Model: How it’s Different

The SaaS Business Model: How it’s Different

In the last decade we’ve seen a dearth of new business models, but one that’s definitely here to stay is SaaS, or Software-as-a-Service. The rising “subscription economy” is based around customers finding long-term value in a service and constantly renewing their...
Burn Rate: Understanding Your Cash Runway

Burn Rate: Understanding Your Cash Runway

Founding and growing a startup is a very expensive operation. While your own personal investment and any bootstrap funding from friends and family may give you a foundation, you likely need to begin looking for angel funding or formal venture capital investments –...
Startup Costs Amortization

Startup Costs Amortization

It’s a given that those who decide to start a company will need to hand over some of their hard-earned money during the initial stages of planning. Even before you’ve decided on a name for your business, you’re likely engaging in activities to test your target...
The Pros & Cons of Automated Bookkeeping

The Pros & Cons of Automated Bookkeeping

Launching a startup requires a lot of attention to detail. Whether you’re trying to align your offerings with the market, working to keep your team happy, or trying to keep investors pleased with your progress, there’s always more to do. Because there’s always so much...
C Corporation Taxes: Advantages & Disadvantages

C Corporation Taxes: Advantages & Disadvantages

It’s certainly not everyone’s favorite topic, but having a firm grasp on your tax situation as a startup is key for future growth. While some companies choose to incorporate themselves as an LLC or S corp right off the bat, some opt for the route of becoming a C corp...
What is a Fractional CFO?

What is a Fractional CFO?

Startup founders often have a mental list of the people they need to hire in order to get their business moving ahead as quickly as possible, yet some internal positions may not hold as much weight as others. Those in the tech space likely have their sights set on a...
How to Make Quarterly Tax Payments

How to Make Quarterly Tax Payments

We’ve covered a lot of different tax scenarios already, but unfortunately, there’s always more to learn and more scenarios to consider. If you’re a part of a startup or small business, hopefully you’ve got someone handling your bookkeeping who’s keeping track of your...