We believe entrepreneurial companies are the lifeblood of capitalism.
We feel that more growing companies would succeed if only they had access to solid financial operations. Our mission is to provide to emerging companies the same kind of effective financial organizations found at large, world-class organizations. We know that as emerging companies succeed, they add new jobs, new products and new opportunities that benefit all of us.
The resources found in this blog are written with the intention to support emerging companies like yours.
Learn about typical Series A fundraising costs and calculate how much they may be for your deal.read more
You've bootstrapped your company and term sheets are about to arrive. Finally you'll get the capital and resources to be a real CEO. Unless you can't close the deal.read more
Many business owners dread the thought of gathering data for their personal tax returns. Our personal returns are different - many of us earn passive income and need our corporate or partnership returns completed before we can file our personal returns. Here are some tips to make tax time easier for you.read more
Due diligence for raising venture capital is a rigorous process. The process can be unnerving for even the most seasoned entrepreneur, however, well-managed due diligence can benefit your company many ways.read more
Many business owners understand what they want from their financial operations. The challenge is figuring out the best way to invest in the finance department given the company's current stage of growth. Understand how a CFO, Controller or Bookkeeper can help your business and what each one may cost.read more
Managing cash is crucial for an early-stage business owner. Cash gives us the time we need to prove out a business model and build a sustainable business. Fast growing companies know how to manage their cash to successfully scale up.read more
If your company has receivables or inventory, chances are you've come across somebody who wants to lend you money against them. This loan type, called Asset Based Lending (ABL) is popular, but it comes with a catch. It's called a lockbox, and it can cause you real problems with your company's cash flow if not carefully managed.read more
There are three simple Key Performance Indicators you can track that will readily provide you information you need about your company’s performance, profitability and liquidity. Measure these three KPIs and over time to help you spot trends and continuously improve performance.read more
If you are an entrepreneur with hopes of raising venture capital, know this: VCs are in the fundraising business, too. In fact, they need capital more badly than you do. No capital = no fund = no business. VCs raise capital by promising their investors above market returns. A the way to increase returns is to negotiate the lowest possible cost basis for an investment. There are some things entrepreneurs can do to get themselves the best deal.read more
I've spoken with many entrepreneurs and one thing that keeps them up at night is the mistake that costs him or her equity. We've come across quite a few of these with our clients. Fortunately, with a little knowledge and foresight you can avoid making them. Knowing what those mistakes are and how to fix them could be the difference between burnout and payout.read more