The Value of Bookkeeping For a Small Business

The Value of Bookkeeping For a Small Business

When running a small business, one of the top priorities any business leader should have is ensuring the finances are in order. While revenue and cash flows are imperative to the survival of a business, proper accounting and financial management are key elements to any business’s success. Whether hiring a bookkeeper or engaging a third party, outsourcing the accounting function of your company allows you […]

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Getting Ready For Year-End Tax – What You Need To Do

Getting Ready For Year-End Tax – What You Need To Do

Yes, we know. It really does seem like yesterday that we were getting ready for year-end tax, but it’s here again and there is no avoiding it. The good news is that while the close of the calendar year heralds the closing out of your books, it doesn’t mean you have to lose your mind in the process. In fact, right now is the perfect […]

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Accelerator Programs vs. Angel Investment – Which Is Best For Your Business?

Accelerator Programs vs. Angel Investment – Which Is Best For Your Business?

With more and more business investment programs emerging, it can be a daunting time for founders looking for funding. Just where, when and how do you jump in and which funding solution is going to be right for your business. Here’s some good news before we get stuck into the article: venture capital investment in startup companies is at its highest level in history with […]

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How To Strengthen Working Capital By Leveraging Accounts Payable

How To Strengthen Working Capital By Leveraging Accounts Payable

In today’s economic climate, businesses are under increasing pressure to do more with less. Do you feel it? Well, let’s talk about it. This means your business needs a working capital strategy that not only makes it possible to fund the day-to-day trading of the business but to also fund growth, reduce costs, streamline processes, seize new opportunities, and enhance service levels – all equally […]

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5 Reasons Why Every Startup Needs An Accountant

5 Reasons Why Every Startup Needs An Accountant

One of the questions many entrepreneurs ask themselves when starting a new business is whether they need to worry about hiring an accountant so early in the game. During the first few months at least, startups are usually battling with limited funds, finding their place in their market and busy focusing on bringing in revenue. An early-stage accountant will be able to offer a wide […]

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Acronym Soup: Finance and Accounting KPIs

Acronym Soup: Finance and Accounting KPIs

B2B…CTR…CRM… No, I am not speaking robot, I am speaking business! There are a ton of acronyms in the business world and while some may be standard to you, it’s still easy to get lost in it all. Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs, are one (of the many) abbreviations that when used in the right way, can generate insights into peak company and employee potential. […]

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Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems: The Difference Between Profit and Cash Flow

Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems: The Difference Between Profit and Cash Flow

You came into work this morning and saw that your business turned a profit last quarter. Congrats! But don’t break out the mimosas just yet. A business can be profitable, yet have no promising signs of cash flow. So then what’s the difference and why does it matter? Profit A great word, we all know what profit means for us — mo’ money! But, by […]

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4 Things Your Tax Accountant Should Be Doing Now

4 Things Your Tax Accountant Should Be Doing Now

To avoid last minute fire drills and a generally stressful first quarter, your accountant should now be laying the groundwork to submit your tax return next year. What should you accountant be doing this early in the game? There are several things. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at four tasks a good tax accountant should have in hand at this important point […]

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Navigating Startup Intellectual Property

Navigating Startup Intellectual Property

If you’ve ever watched HBO’s Silicon Valley you’ve likely heard quite a bit about Intellectual Property (IP) and what it all means. But the big question is how can your startup tap the value associated with something intangible, like IP? Structuring an IP strategy can be an intimidating task, yet protecting it is vital to attract funding and partnerships as well as for defense against […]

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The True Cost of a Finance Hire

The True Cost of a Finance Hire

Okay, you’re looking to grow your business and that requires hiring. It should be exciting, right? Well, it is, but what many business owners don’t realize is the true cost of building out a finance team. Therefore, before you start, we have some not so secret secrets to let you in on. When you are hiring internally, you absolutely have to consider the hidden (or indirect, as they’re […]

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