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.
A financial dashboard is an excellent management tool to help executives make better decisions. It provides a quick understanding of key financial performance indicators that drive your company's growth. If you are not getting the financial information you need, or that info is too difficult to understand, try using dashboards insteadread more
What is somebody looking for when they ask you to send them your company's financials? The presentation of the financials is as important as what they contain. This article explains what you should provide as well as what an investor and lender is looking for. I'll also explain what EBITDA is and why everybody wants to know it.read more
Nothing irks a business owner more than the last minute "cash dump" into his or her company. Avoid the last-minute cash drain by doing what CFOs do to know when a company will run out of cash.read more
Data is the difference between being lucky and being smart. Many fast-growing companies seek to be a data-driven enterprise. The problem for emerging companies is getting the right data at the right time to make informed decisions. Read this if you feel your business data is not telling you what's really happening.read more
Applying for a business bank loan is a daunting process, especially for first-time borrowers. Here are some things you can do before you start the application process that will increase your chances of closing a deal quickly.read more
Founders, if you want to attract customers, capital and talent to realize your vision, you have to begin by selling your business, not your product.read more
Fast growing companies fail when they run out of cash before they've had a chance to prove out their business model. Determine your company's business model and stay true to it.read more
Most companies start out with a financial system like QuickBooks that takes care of basic needs. Soon, fast-growing businesses run up against its limitations: inadequate reporting, data accessibility issues, and manual processes. Companies tend to fix these problems through spreadsheets. These are the 5 signs your system may be failing you.read more
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