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Access to Human Capital Is Just as Important as Funding

By | Feb 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There’s a lot of truth to the saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” The cliché piece of advice rings even more true when it comes to gaining access to investors. What startup founders tend to overlook is that gaining access…



4 Quick Tips to Land the Right Investment Deal for Your Startup

By | Nov 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

For any startup, funding is crucial. While there’s loads of information on the internet on how to attract investors, not much has been said on how to ensure that the financial deal you are signing up, or the investor you are partnering with, will…



Boosting Your Spreadsheet Skills Is Good for Business

By | Nov 17, 2017 at 9:20 am

Streamlining your information can be a true nightmare if you don’t have the right tools to do it. We’ve all heard about Microsoft Excel, it has been around since 1985 and is a known staple for everyone from business owners to finances gurus to…


5 Finance Managing Tips Founders Need to Know

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 7:15 am

Chances are you’ve heard something from a founder along these lines:   “I love coming up with the strategy, I don’t enjoy taking care of the money part or thinking about all the ins and outs of getting the new client onboarded, for example….


7 Ways to Stretch Your Budget When Cash Flow Is Tight

By | Nov 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

No matter how carefully you plan, in the early stages of your startup, cash flow is going to be tight. If you’ve planned correctly, you’ll be minimizing expenses and working with only the capital you need to make it through the early stages. And…



10 Reasons Why You’re Ready to Join an Accelerator

By | Oct 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Some people say that accelerators are only good for the companies that didn’t yet raise financing. They argue that if the company has raised capital, then it’s too far along for an accelerator and wouldn’t benefit from it. My take is different — none…

HR and Recruiting

9 Traits of a Rockstar Part-Time CFO

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm

When you are taking on funding or expanding your businesses, and looking to add a CFO, but may only need one part-time, what are the traits that you need to focus on. We asked nine entrepreneurs what they look for in a part-time CFO?…



6 Questions to Ask When Monetizing Your Startup

By | Oct 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

Many startups launch on an idea, but one integral aspect needs to be hammered out somewhere between a lightbulb moment and an IPO: The revenue stream. Everyone needs money, and sooner or later, a startup will need to pick a model. That’s how Hien…


6 Hard Truths I Learned About Personal Finance

By | Sep 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Like many, I have learned a lot about myself from being a startup founder. Some things were good (and fun) to discover, but others not so much. From day one, it was obvious that my personal financial situation would change as the result of…

Healthy Entrepreneur

The Financial Concerns of Growing a Startup While Raising a Family

By | Sep 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

It was only two days before her salary arrived, but thanks to my client’s overdue payment, we were flat broke. I had planned for this, of course, but my planning went haywire when I had to pay for my client’s SSL certificates as they…


4 Benefits to Bootstrapping Your Startup

By | Sep 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

Whenever I think of thousands of startups that are beginning their journeys every day, I remind myself of Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball”. A true story about the MLB manager Billy Beane who guided his team to the MLB finals on the lean budget and his…



Startup Guide to Building a Pitch Deck and Financial Model

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 8:30 am

As you prepare for your fundraising effort, you need to get the basic tools of the trade completed before you start the process. In part one of this startup series we covered traction and the executive summary. In this post, we will dive into pitch…

Startup Spotlight

San Francisco

Startup Spotlight: Get Money Back, One Stop Tech Shop, and Horses

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Each week, TechCo features five tech startups that can help streamline your daily life. This week in Startup Spotlight, we found an app that unlocks hidden credit card benefits, a one-stop-shop of technology solutions, an AI public speaking coach, and more. Sift (San Francisco, CA)…

Digital Currency

Blockchain: the Solution to the Financial World’s Security Problems

By | Aug 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The discussion about digital currency is admittedly a strained one. While advocates have explained the benefits in depth on more than one occasion, everyday consumers are having a hard time getting on board when it’s primary function is facilitating ransomware attacks. However, what most…

Startup Spotlight


Startup Spotlight: Trips With Friends, Sell Your Car, and More Sleep

By | Aug 4, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Trying to fit in one last vacation before summer ends? TechCo has your back. Each week, we compile a list of ideas in tech that will boost your productivity. This week, we discovered a way to help you plan trips with friends, an app…

Tips & How To’s

How to Dig Your Small Business Out of Debt

By | Jul 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Debt is one of the top killers of businesses around the world. Fortunately, being in serious financial debt doesn’t have to be an impossible hole for a business to dig itself out of. If a businessman like Anik Singal, author of Circle of Profit, could…



4 Accounting Hacks for Small Business Owners

By | Jul 27, 2017 at 8:30 am

For small businesses, managing one’s accounting can be the difference between staying afloat and growing the company. We asked four founders to share their best accounting tip for their small business. Know When It’s Time to Hire Someone When it comes to doing your…