Kruze consulting Blog

Accounting, Finance, HR and Tax for Startups


Hi! I'm Vanessa Kruze, CPA and I founded Kruze Consulting in 2012. Our firm handles all things Accounting, Finance, HR and Tax for over 175 startups. We love what we do! Working with so many startups helps us learn faster and spot trends in the startup ecosystem earlier. This blog shares our insights with the entire startup community. Let's be successful together!

Featured Service - Bonusly

Featured Service - Bonusly
Posted on Fri, 26 January 2018 by Scott Orn

They are building the future of employee recognition, rewards, and reviews. Bonusly integrates seamlessly with your organization’s HR and communication tools.

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Featured Service - Bill.com

Featured Service - Bill.com
Posted on Fri, 26 January 2018 by Scott Orn

Creating Magically Simple Business Payments.

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Introducing KruzeTax - Startup Tax Returns

Introducing KruzeTax - Startup Tax Returns
Posted on Thu, 25 January 2018 by Scott Orn

Tax Season is upon us! Instead of using a local CPA firm (way too expensive & no Startup expertise), check out KruzeTax.com.

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What is the best and cheapest registered agent in Delaware that has experience with tech startups?

What is the best and cheapest registered agent in Delaware that has experience with tech startups?
Posted on Wed, 3 January 2018 by Vanessa Kruze

I’m going to expand this question a bit…Why does a startup need to have a Registered Agent in Delaware?

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Do bootstrapped startups actually pay taxes?

Do bootstrapped startups actually pay taxes?
Posted on Wed, 3 January 2018 by Vanessa Kruze

Yes, even bootstrapped pre-revenue startups must pay taxes. You might not be subject to Income Taxes (which are based on profitability) but you will still be subject to a wide variety of other taxes which aren’t always connected to Revenue.

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2018 New Tax Laws & How they Affect Startups

2018 New Tax Laws & How they Affect Startups
Posted on Wed, 3 January 2018 by Stephen Yarbrough

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

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Featured Service - UrbanSitter

Featured Service - UrbanSitter
Posted on Fri, 8 December 2017 by Scott Orn

UrbanSitter helps you find Babysitters, Nannies, and Child-Care.

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Featured Service - Pana

Featured Service - Pana
Posted on Fri, 8 December 2017 by Scott Orn

Pana combines mobile app technology and virtual travel assistants to make travel easy.

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Featured Service - Hugo

Featured Service - Hugo
Posted on Fri, 8 December 2017 by Scott Orn

Hugo is the smartest place for your team’s meeting notes, and we can guarantee that it is because we have been happily using it at Kruze Consulting with amazing results.

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Featured Service - Fleetsmith

Featured Service - Fleetsmith
Posted on Fri, 8 December 2017 by Scott Orn

Fleetsmith is the new Cloud Based Mac Management Software that will change the way you work.

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Featured Service - Emburse

Featured Service - Emburse
Posted on Fri, 8 December 2017 by Scott Orn

Emburse’s virtual cards and expense management system is truly amazing for keeping expenses within your company well organized and controlled.

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What Startup's Accounts on the Balance Sheet Need to be Reconciled

What Startup's Accounts on the Balance Sheet Need to be Reconciled
Posted on Tue, 14 November 2017 by Vanessa Kruze

The punch line here is that every single account on the balance sheet needs to be reconciled, not just the bank and the credit cards.

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Startup's Due Diligence Information Venture Lenders Ask For

Startup's Due Diligence Information Venture Lenders Ask For
Posted on Tue, 14 November 2017 by Scott Orn

The first thing they’re going to ask for is your historical financials.

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IRS Audits and Startups

IRS Audits and Startups
Posted on Tue, 14 November 2017 by Vanessa Kruze

What can I do to make sure that I am prepared for an IRS audit? Ultimately, how can I make sure that I don’t get it to an IRS audit situation?

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Financial Modeling Basics for Startups

Financial Modeling Basics for Startups
Posted on Tue, 14 November 2017 by Jim Gellas

There are really five things. First of which, you do need three years worth of projections.

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