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3 Reasons to Watch Your Equity Like You Watch Your Bank Account

By | May 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

If you’re a startup employee reading this article, you may have received equity in your company. Company ownership gives you a stake in your company and can result in an important portion of your overall compensation. However, while most people are very aware of…

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5 Questions to Ask Before Paying Your Global Crowd

By | May 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Are you among the 90% of U.S. businesses that hire independent professionals? If so, chances are you’ll be seeking out talent online via one of the fast-growing crowdsourcing marketplaces — and chances are even better that the talent you hire will not be based…

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San Francisco

Due.com Simplifies Time Tracking for Tech Companies

By | May 20, 2015 at 9:00 pm

When you are charging your clients for the amount of time that it takes you to complete a project, it becomes imperative to always get the timing exactly right. Failure to embrace this philosophy could quickly lead to unsatisfied customers, and this is the…

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5 Most Commonly Overlooked Startup Expenses

By | May 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm

While launching any startup, at a certain point you’ll have to face with one pervasive thought: expenses. Money flows in different directions, even though the first revenue looks like a distant spot on the horizon. The time to calculate the initial expenditures comes when you are…

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Vancouver

Bench Provides Online Bookkeeping for Small Businesses

By | Apr 20, 2015 at 8:00 am

Bookkeeping is one of the necessary evils of running a business.  Receipts, invoices, revenue tracking, the list goes on. Of course, there are many companies that offer bookkeeping and accounting services for small businesses, but they can be expensive, plus their attention is usually split…

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SAAS, GAAP, WTF? Coding Pitfalls to Avoid For Startups

By | Apr 6, 2015 at 10:00 am

The launch of a new product, service, or technology platform can be an exciting and stressful time. However, when that launch is accompanied by the creation of a new company as well, it can be even more intense. So much focus is poured into…

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Seattle

TINYpulse announces $3.5M Series A Funding

By | Dec 31, 2014 at 8:45 am

TINYpulse, a Seattle-based provider of employee engagement software, announced that it has closed $3.5 million in Series A funding to accelerate the company’s growth and customer momentum. The funding round was lead by Baseline Ventures led the investment, Harrison Metal and other undisclosed strategic…

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How to Organize Your Finances for Your Startup

By | Nov 1, 2014 at 10:00 am

Startups face a number of challenges before they can open their doors, whether it is a traditional brick-and-mortar storefront or a new online endeavor. Arguably one of the biggest hurdles we face hits us right in our wallet when we need to consider finance…

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Support for Startups: Tech Companies Receiving Grants

By | Jul 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Because they are essentially free money, grants are a godsend to fledgling businesses. Although finding appropriate grants and qualifying for them isn’t easy, you never have to worry about repaying a grant or paying interest. Typically, the government reserves grants only for businesses deemed…

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8 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know Before Getting a 409a Valuation

By | Feb 4, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. A 409A valuation.  Why is it important?  Well, as Brad Feld…

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5 Tax Tips for Brand New Startups

By | Jan 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Did the allure of launching a startup make its way to your 2012 “this year I am going to finally do it” plan?  Have you been putting together your business plan and feel the pulse of your entrepreneurial spirit quicken as you get closer…

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How to Create a Financial Plan that Investors Will Love

By | Nov 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Investors seek familiar investments that are analogous to companies that they admire. They would like to believe that you can be successful because you are like another company that has been successful. Therefore, when you create your business plan, base it on a successful,…

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DC

From the Startup Mixology Conference – Top Financial & Accounting Tips for Startups

By | Jun 19, 2011 at 10:00 am

Staying on top of your finances is absolutely crucial when running your startup. Michelle Hoffman, Founder and CEO of Hoffman CFO Consulting, an outsourcing accounting support for emerging technology companies, shared 4 tips on how to better manage and track your financials with the…