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Can my startup retroactively apply for PPP 1?

Can my startup retroactively apply for PPP 1?
Posted on Thu, 11 February 2021 by scott orn

Today I’m answering the question, can my startup retroactively apply for a PPP 1 loan? This is a question I’m getting quite a bit from startup founders who were eligible but didn’t apply for the Payment Protection Program loan in March, April, and May of last year.

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How to collect your Accounts Receivable Checks When Your Office is Closed Due To Covid

How to collect your Accounts Receivable Checks When Your Office is Closed Due To Covid
Posted on Tue, 9 February 2021 by scott orn

Today I’m answering the question: how do startups collect accounts receivable checks when their offices are closed due to covid?

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How Do Venture Capitalists Spend Their Time?

How Do Venture Capitalists Spend Their Time?
Posted on Mon, 8 February 2021 by scott orn

Today we are answering the question, “how do venture capitalists spend their time?” Everyone thinks VCs just get to run around and invest in tons of companies and have the greatest job of all time… but they only get to do that for a small percentage of their time.

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Where Should Your Startup Incorporate

Where Should Your Startup Incorporate
Posted on Tue, 2 February 2021 by scott orn

If you are a startup and you are going to get venture capital financing, you should consider incorporating out-of-state and become a Delaware C-corp. This means your initial incorporation happens in Delaware. There are a few reasons why you would want to do this and this article will discuss a few.

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What is the Value-Add of Angel Investors

What is the Value-Add of Angel Investors
Posted on Tue, 26 January 2021 by scott orn

As a startup looking for funding, you should know the answer to “what is the value-add of angel investors?” Read to learn more.

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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 Tue, 19 January 2021 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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83(b) Election - What to File and When?

83(b) Election - What to File and When?
Posted on Mon, 18 January 2021 by scott orn

Make sure that your company gets a favorable tax rate. Learn about the 83(b) election for shareholders as well as how and when to file. Read more.

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Is Y Combinator Worth It?

Is Y Combinator Worth It?
Posted on Tue, 12 January 2021 by scott orn

Is Y Combinator worth it? Discover the benefits of going through the startup accelerator program, including how to obtain additional money, press coverage and more.

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How much should I reimburse employees for home office equipment?

How much should I reimburse employees for home office equipment?
Posted on Sun, 10 January 2021 by scott orn

How much should I reimburse employees for home office equipment? Read to find out and discover four easy ways to execute this. Learn more.

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When Should My Startup Do Budget VS Actuals?

When Should My Startup Do Budget VS Actuals?
Posted on Mon, 4 January 2021 by scott orn

Learn what budget vs actuals is, when you should do it and why it is crucial for the long-term success of your startup business.

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Backsolve Method for Company Valuations

Backsolve Method for Company Valuations
Posted on Fri, 11 December 2020 by scott orn

There are a number of approved methods that valuation firms use to create a 409A valuations. We’ll dig into one that is particularly important for startups - the Backsolve method.

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Startup Investor Update Template

Startup Investor Update Template
Posted on Mon, 7 December 2020 by scott orn

Every startup should be sending their investors an email update every month - an “investor update.”. And the earlier in the month, the better. It’s nice to have that conversation going with your investors so that they can help you when you need it.

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Startup Financial Planning

Startup Financial Planning
Posted on Tue, 1 December 2020 by scott orn

It is late in the year 2020, and we can all agree that it’s been a doozy year so far. Everyone will be probably cheering for the same hopes and wishes to have a much better 2021. It is also a time to get your startup’s financial plan together.

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Technical debt for accountants

Technical debt for accountants
Posted on Mon, 26 October 2020 by scott orn

A lot of startup founders know about technical debt. It basically means when you’re working fast you’re not going to architect everything perfectly.

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Webinar: Life Science Startups Can Lower Operating Costs During COVID-19

Webinar: Life Science Startups Can Lower Operating Costs During COVID-19
Posted on Mon, 19 October 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

Our friends from TriNet have invited Kruze Consulting COO, Scott Orn, to host a roundtable to discuss end-of-year planning and outline the activities that life sciences companies need to consider while moving into 2021.

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