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…


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…


San Francisco 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…


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…



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…


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…


Quick Startup Financing Options

By | Jan 19, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Creating a startup company is the best way for people to make money out of their ideas and creations. Coming up with an idea might be fairly easy, but maintenance and sustainability are not – especially in terms of financing. Ideas have value, especially if they…



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…


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…


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…


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…


4 Reasons Why Startups Should Go Old-School with Their Banker

By | Oct 23, 2012 at 10:00 am

Entrepreneurs are, by definition, a self-reliant bunch. It makes sense, of course. Those who forego a paycheck and traditional job security in furtherance of an unproven business model are unlikely to need much hand-holding. Enter the banking relationship. Of all the old-line professions going…


The Tax Man Cometh: How to Survive the Audit

By | Jul 19, 2012 at 9:18 am

Take this scenario: an entrepreneur assembles his financial paperwork and passes it off to an accountant, who completes the return and sends it back to the entrepreneur. He means to review it, but because it’s already mid-April and the return needs to get filed,…


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…