CFO

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22 Mar: Getting a seed round done is only the beginning of your start-up journey

Often times entrepreneurs are surprised by the relative ease with which they are able to raise seed capital. Whether funding is raised from friends and family, angels or early stage institutional investors, in most cases the premise of the funding is a good idea.  And early proof points that provide the investor confidence that the founder is capable of building a company around his or her vision. However, the bar is normally raised significantly when it comes time for a Series A.  And that heightened bar often catches founders by surprise. 90% of start-ups fail It is broadly acknowledged that…

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…