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Business Finance Tips, Small Business Advice and Startup Experiences to help you simplify your numbers.

Why Your Business Needs an Annual Financial Health Check

Your business's financial health is a critical part of its success. Each year, you should be examining the financial health of your business to ensure that you're taking all the steps necessary to reach the financial success you're looking for. Hiring a CFO to take a...

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4 Tasks Start-up Founders Should Outsource

If you are like most start-up founders, you are wearing so many hats right now that you can hardly keep them straight.  And you probably need some advice with some of the functions and features of business-ownership.  Before you get too overwhelmed, consider the amazing practice of outsourcing.

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6 Tasks a Virtual CFO Will Take Off Your To-Do List

Having a chief financial officer, or CFO, for your organization can make a big difference in your finances. Unfortunately, as a startup, you may not have the funds to make a CFO part of your ful-time staff--and often, that means you're filling the role yourself. If...

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A Few Pros and Cons of Crowdfunding Your New Business

Today’s business owners and startup founders have an option for raising capital that can help increase their odds of success and build their customers from the very beginning: crowdfunding. While many people are choosing to jump on the crowdfunding bandwagon consider these pros and cons first.

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7 Tips for Managing Rapid Growth in Your Startup

Getting your startup off the ground is a big proposition. You want to give your best to your business, letting it grow and thrive without experiencing the potential pitfalls of too-rapid growth. If you want to grow your startup in a way that is sustainable, manageable, and will help you stand the test of time, these tips will make it easier for you to reach your goals.

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Take Standard Startup Advice with a Huge Grain of Salt

When you begin the journey as a startup, everyone wants to give you advice. Your parents, your friends, your former teachers, and random strangers on a plane all believe that their two cents could make you a million bucks or save you from making the biggest mistake. Much of the time, this advice is generic and, even more often, this advice is just plain bad. Here are just a few of the pieces of advice you should ignore when it comes to recruiting new employees.

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What You Should Look For In A Virtual CFO

Proper money management is the lifeblood of any business, but a lot of business owners struggle with getting it done right. They don't have the time to give their financials the attention and devotion they need and deserve. This means things get skipped over, done...

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Tips for a Smooth Startup Exit

Leaving a startup can be an exciting and challenging time. You’ve accomplished something great. You’ve started a great business that investors look at and think – yes, they definitely want to be a part of that. Whatever your continuing role in the business, if any, there are some steps you can take to make this transition as smooth as possible for all involved.

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