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How should my startup pay engineering contractors?

How should my startup pay engineering contractors?
Posted on Mon, 7 March 2022 by scott orn

Paying engineering contractors depends on where your startup is located and where your contractors are located. There are options for both US-based contractors and international contractors, and both have different tax implications.

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How should you handle petty cash at your startup?

How should you handle petty cash at your startup?
Posted on Mon, 28 February 2022 by scott orn

Petty cash is a term for a small amount of cash kept on hand at your startup to handle small expenses, like tipping a delivery driver or buying lunch.

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What is the IPO window?

What is the IPO window?
Posted on Wed, 23 February 2022 by scott orn

The press loves talking about the IPO window. You’ll hear the window’s open, or the window’s shut. Startups that have made a lot of progress may be ready for an IPO, or initial public offering.

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Distributing advisor shares for your startup

Distributing advisor shares for your startup
Posted on Sun, 13 February 2022 by scott orn

There’s a lot of ambiguity around distributing advisor shares as part of a startup. Startups without a significant amount of cash to adequately compensate advisors often turn to equity as a solution: give people who help your company grow a portion of the company. But handing out equity is something that founders need to do carefully. 

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How do I Get in Touch with Angel or Seed Funds?

How do I Get in Touch with Angel or Seed Funds?
Posted on Thu, 10 February 2022 by scott orn

Ever wonder “how do I get in touch with Angel or Seed Funds? Read to learn how to know exactly what to include in a cold email.

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How many co-founders should a startup have?

How many co-founders should a startup have?
Posted on Tue, 8 February 2022 by scott orn

Today I’m answering the question, how many co-founders should I have in my startup? And really the bottom line answer here is, whatever it takes or however many people you need.

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Startup Fintech’s Biggest Battle Ground

Startup Fintech’s Biggest Battle Ground
Posted on Sun, 6 February 2022 by healy jones

Expense Management tools are the frontier of startup credit card competition.

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What does the correction in the NASDAQ mean for startup valuations?

What does the correction in the NASDAQ mean for startup valuations?
Posted on Tue, 1 February 2022 by scott orn

If you have not been paying attention to your stock portfolio, the NASDAQ’s gone down a lot. We’re recording this in late January 2022.

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Top tip to close a seed round

Top tip to close a seed round
Posted on Sun, 30 January 2022 by scott orn

If you’re a founder looking for seed funding, it can often take longer than you think. However, there are some ways you can speed up the process and close the seed round more quickly, and here’s our top tip to close the round.

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Airbase Review by a CPA Firm

Airbase Review by a CPA Firm
Posted on Mon, 24 January 2022 by scott orn

Airbase is a leader for expense management tools in the startup world, and they’ve recently announced Airbase will be offering cash back corporate cards.

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Why Hire a Remote Bookkeeper

Why Hire a Remote Bookkeeper
Posted on Fri, 21 January 2022 by scott orn

Let’s dive into the advantages of a remote bookkeeper.

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10 Things to Get Ready for before Tax Season

10 Things to Get Ready for before Tax Season
Posted on Thu, 20 January 2022 by vanessa kruze

Nobody likes tax season - even unprofitable startups have to file returns. And that means paperwork, competent financials…time startup CEOs could be spending growing their business.

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Is angel investing tax deductible?

Is angel investing tax deductible?
Posted on Tue, 18 January 2022 by scott orn

While sometimes it may feel like you’re giving money to charity as an angel investor, that’s not how it works for tax purposes.

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Startup trend: Replacing expense reports with credit cards

Startup trend: Replacing expense reports with credit cards
Posted on Mon, 17 January 2022 by scott orn

A growing number of startups are using corporate credit cards to better manage their business expenses.

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What’s the best time of year to switch to a PEO?

What’s the best time of year to switch to a PEO?
Posted on Tue, 11 January 2022 by scott orn

Professional employer organizations (PEOs) are more popular among small companies and startups than ever, and if you’re considering switching to a PEO, you should also think about what time during the year is best to make the transition.

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