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How Startups Should Maximize Amazon AWS Free Credits

How Startups Should Maximize Amazon AWS Free Credits
Posted on Mon, 16 August 2021 by scott orn

Amazon AWS free credits are a type of currency and are the lifeblood of many startups. Companies can experiment on AWS (Amazon Web Services), get used to it, get their applications deployed, or scale them.

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Should You Offer Cryptocurrency Payroll?

Should You Offer Cryptocurrency Payroll?
Posted on Tue, 3 August 2021 by scott orn

There are a lot of cryptocurrency fans out there. Some startups have their entire business based on it or have just invested in it and are true believers.

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Quick Guide to Matching Assets to Debt

Quick Guide to Matching Assets to Debt
Posted on Tue, 27 July 2021 by scott orn

Today, we’re talking about matching your assets to the right kind of debt. This is especially important for startups buying assets and getting a payback period from their customer.

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How to Handle a Co-Founder Departure

How to Handle a Co-Founder Departure
Posted on Tue, 20 July 2021 by scott orn

Your co-founder tells you he or she wants to depart. This is something no one in a startup wants to go through. But, sometimes if one of the partner’s or one of the founder’s hearts aren’t really in it, it’s way better to know earlier rather than later.

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5 Ways to Collect Cash Upfront from Customers

5 Ways to Collect Cash Upfront from Customers
Posted on Sun, 11 July 2021 by scott orn

All businesses depend on revenue. This is especially true for startups where maybe money is scarce. So, collecting cash upfront from customers is crucial and beneficial to the success of the business.

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Vaccine Tax Credit for Startups

Vaccine Tax Credit for Startups
Posted on Mon, 28 June 2021 by scott orn

The Vaccine Tax Credit was a tax credit created under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and was announced earlier this year by the President.

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What happens to my personal taxes if my employer switches to a PEO mid-year?

What happens to my personal taxes if my employer switches to a PEO mid-year?
Posted on Mon, 21 June 2021 by scott orn

A question that comes up every now and then is “my employer changed to PEO, a professional employer organization, mid-year, how does that affect my personal taxes and  W2s?” The answer is, it is not that complex.

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What Happens If Your Startup Doesn’t Make Its Medical Payments?

What Happens If Your Startup Doesn’t Make Its Medical Payments?
Posted on Tue, 15 June 2021 by scott orn

Although this topic only comes up every couple of years in the Kruze client base, it is a huge deal. What happens if your startup doesn’t make its medical payments (as in the monthly insurance premiums that are required to keep the employees’ health plans active)?

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Financing a Startup

Financing a Startup
Posted on Sun, 6 June 2021 by scott orn

Financing a Startup - 8 most common sources of startup financing.

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How Much Do Accountants Charge Startups or Small Businesses?

How Much Do Accountants Charge Startups or Small Businesses?
Posted on Tue, 1 June 2021 by vanessa kruze

All small businesses and startups need to have good accounting practices in place. Not only is having good accounting, budgeting, tax preparation, and tax compliance crucial, but they can make or break a business.

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Does Crowdfunding Capital Raise Discourage Future VC Investment?

Does Crowdfunding Capital Raise Discourage Future VC Investment?
Posted on Sun, 23 May 2021 by scott orn

Does crowdfunding capital raise discourage future VC investment? We are getting this question a lot because there are way more ways to access capital these days than the traditional VC route, so startups are taking advantage of this.

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How Should Bookkeepers Account For Legal Retainers?

How Should Bookkeepers Account For Legal Retainers?
Posted on Tue, 18 May 2021 by scott orn

This is a question we are often asked and it is a good one. However, before answering it, let’s first dive into how a legal retainer works.

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Why Do Big Acquirers like to buy Small Startups via an Asset Sale vs. an Equity Purchase?

Why Do Big Acquirers like to buy Small Startups via an Asset Sale vs. an Equity Purchase?
Posted on Sun, 9 May 2021 by scott orn

Why do big companies like to buy smaller startups in an asset sale versus an equity purchase? The answer is pretty simple.

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Bigfoot Capital’s CEO Featured on “Founders & Friends” Startup Podcast

Bigfoot Capital’s CEO Featured on “Founders & Friends” Startup Podcast
Posted on Wed, 5 May 2021 by healy jones

Brian Parks, the CEO of Bigfoot Capital, was recently interviewed on Kruze Consulting’s Founder & Friends startup podcast.

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How to Legitimize a Handshake Equity Agreement Between Founders

How to Legitimize a Handshake Equity Agreement Between Founders
Posted on Mon, 3 May 2021 by scott orn

Startup founders often ask us how to legitimize a handshake equity agreement between two founders. This is a great question and often comes up around equity grants.

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