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Considerations for Startup Business Loans

Considerations for Startup Business Loans

Startup business loans can be something of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, they give your business the financial support it needs to get off the ground – a big hurdle that many startups struggle to overcome, but a large loan or one carelessly negotiated can...
Why Do Businesses Fail?

Why Do Businesses Fail?

Success is the startup dream, but it’s difficult to come by. Startups in the tech industry see failure 70 percent of the time, while consumer hardware startups only succeed 3 percent of the time. These statistics aren’t meant to be discouraging. Instead, they...
What Do Investors Want from Startups?

What Do Investors Want from Startups?

The search for investors can be a never-ending quest for startups. Investors equal capital and capital is the lifeblood of a young business. You can use that capital to grow your team, develop your products, acquire customers, and extend your startup’s runway....
What is Investor Relations?

What is Investor Relations?

Gaining a new investor is always a major milestone for a startup but many neglect the next step: maintaining strong investor relations. Investors deliver cash to the business while also bringing opportunity and hope for the future. Each round of investment represents...
Understanding Venture Debt Financing

Understanding Venture Debt Financing

You’ve just completed your Series A, bringing in much-needed capital to your fledgling startup. You have cash available to expand your business. You may have new board members. And you have a set of lofty expectations from investors and employees. There’s only one...
7 Ways To Help Your Startup Business Save Money

7 Ways To Help Your Startup Business Save Money

It doesn’t matter how fast you grow or how successful your funding rounds are, most startups are going to find themselves, at some point, strapped for cash, or at least looking at a lean period. You have limited resources and big dreams, but you need to budget to...
Sales Tax Nexus By State

Sales Tax Nexus By State

Online or off, you’re going to need to charge consumers for your goods with sales tax in mind. That said, each state’s sales tax nexus is different. What Is a Sales Tax Nexus? A sales nexus, in general, is defined as the legal connection between a merchant and the...
7 Steps to Better Bookkeeping

7 Steps to Better Bookkeeping

As you build a business from the ground up, you’ll need to find your financial footing. Focusing on better bookkeeping allows your business to operate smoothly over your first year, and then beyond. Learning how to build that foundation isn’t always easy, though. Keep...