Growth

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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…

Common mistakes entrepreneurs make

18 Mar: What are the common mistakes entrepreneurs make?

As a company focused on working with growth companies and entrepreneurs, we see a lot of amazing ideas.  We witness huge wins, and huge losses, and we love that we get to bear witness to the birth of great ideas and great companies.   In this respect, we’ve seen our fair share of mistakes made by well-intentioned founders.   Here’s a few common threads that we’ve noticed along the way; Founders making the wrong hire  Hey…we’re the first to believe that your referral network is the best network.  It’s true. But for critical roles within the organization sometimes the “buddy”…

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…

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….