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Is Quickbooks the right accounting tool for your business?

22 Feb: Is Quickbooks the best small business accounting software?

It depends.. So here you are, Small Business Owner. Off on your own, chasing the dream of running a successful enterprise. You’ve thought of everything: you have a product, you have a plan to get that product to people who want it, and you’ve even found your first customers. Just one question – how are your customers going to pay you? Inevitably, you start scouring the internet, Google-ing your way through “Best accounting software” and “accounting?” and you’ve come to realize that there are a lot of accounting systems on the market. But you remember that commercial, the one from…

Demystifying Financial Statements

20 Feb: Demystifying Financial Statements.

You’ve made the leap. Taken your life into your own hands and started your own business. You’re passionate about it. You’ve got a couple of employees who are putting out some really astounding efforts, and it’s time to look toward the future. That’s when it hits you… the horror stories you’ve seen and heard about companies plateauing or failing.  Perhaps because the operator, like the mythical Icarus, got too close to the sun and missed some minute financial detail that started them on the path to failure. But that’s not you, you’ve got a handle on this … right? But…

Outsourced CFO

20 Feb: Why an outsourced CFO is the best option for you.

Your startup business is up and running; you’ve got a product, a wonderful team, and you’re breaking into some markets. Sales are coming in, bank accounts are growing, and investors are starting to kick the tires. With all of this success, you’ve now created a new problem; how do you manage the finances to support this activity and position yourself for growth? Your management team has come to you with a solution – it’s time for a real finance department and to find someone to lead it. Establishing a finance team is more than just finding a good in-house bookkeeper….

Outsource

20 Feb: Focus on your core. Outsource the rest.

Your business is established now. You’ve moved from the spare bedroom of your place into that great open office with the Foosball table and the cool coffee machine. Your consulting CFO is positioning you to scale, and has brought you a strategy with that word on it again: outsource. Major corporations outsource things all the time, like those *shudder* call centres you hate so much, to save costs. But you’ve always been a believer that if you want things done right, you do them yourself. That’s a great mentality when your company is just you and your clients and managing…

Succeed in a Startup

20 Feb: How to Succeed in a Startup in 11 Steps

@c_blazquez posted this great infographic (by Anna Vital) about startups on twitter based on Paul Graham’s essay: Startups in 13 Sentences. How to Succeed in a #Startup ! #innovation #mpgvip #defstar5 #MakeYourOwnLane #GrowthHacking #marketing #startups pic.twitter.com/f5J7qLje2m — Christophe Blazquez (@c_blazquez) August 1, 2017 We thought we would provide our own take on Paul’s 13 Sentences on Start-ups. Pick good co-founders There are so many challenges that come along with starting a business. Many entrepreneurs find that they don’t have everything that is required to build their start-up by themselves. Having someone to help you along the way can be quite…

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