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PPP Loan Documentation and Forgiveness

PPP Loan Documentation and Forgiveness
Posted on Tue, 6 October 2020 by healy jones

Now that Paycheck Protection Program loans are finally flowing to our clients, what are the steps you need to take to make sure you get the maximum amount of loan forgiveness possible?

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What Securities do VCs use to Invest in Startups?

What Securities do VCs use to Invest in Startups?
Posted on Tue, 29 September 2020 by scott orn

In the United States, there are four types of securities that are typically used by venture capitalists to invest in Silicon Valley-style startups.

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Should your company reduce salaries when an employee moves to a lower cost geography?

Should your company reduce salaries when an employee moves to a lower cost geography?
Posted on Thu, 24 September 2020 by scott orn

Due to the sudden explosion of remote work, companies are quite commonly asking us if they should reduce the salaries of employees that move to a geography with a lower cost of living.

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Startup office leases and the COVID crisis

Startup office leases and the COVID crisis
Posted on Thu, 17 September 2020 by scott orn

Many startups are finding themselves in a tough situation due to the COVID crisis. And we see many of our early-stage companies cutting their office expenses as a way to reduce their burn rate. What should a startup do if it is in a really tough situation and wants to adjust its office lease?

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Double-entry vs Single-entry Bookkeeping

Double-entry vs Single-entry Bookkeeping
Posted on Wed, 26 August 2020 by scott orn

What is the difference between double-entry bookkeeping, and single-entry bookkeeping, and which is right for a funded startup or high-growth eCommerce company?

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What should I keep my company's accountant abreast of?

What should I keep my company's accountant abreast of?
Posted on Mon, 24 August 2020 by vanessa kruze

Nothing is worse than surprising your accountant with information that could’ve helped you avert a hefty tax fine or a last-minute crisis. We’ve put together a quick list of things you should tell your accountant ahead of time.

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Best Shopify Apps

Best Shopify Apps
Posted on Tue, 18 August 2020 by scott orn

We work and do the accounting for a TON of eCommerce companies, and have seen many different configurations of Shopify apps. Here is our list of the best apps for your Shopify software stack.

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Top three negatives that employees feel about their bosses

Top three negatives that employees feel about their bosses
Posted on Thu, 30 July 2020 by scott orn

As the COO of a people-driven services firm, I spend a lot of time thinking about our employees. We aren’t perfect here at Kruze, but I think we’ve taken a lot of very great steps in the past couple of years to make this a good place to work.

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Understanding VC’s thought process during the COVID crisis

Understanding VC’s thought process during the COVID crisis
Posted on Mon, 29 June 2020 by healy jones

The COVID crisis has dramatically slowed down early-stage venture activity.

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Leading ScaleFactor Alternative

Leading ScaleFactor Alternative
Posted on Tue, 23 June 2020 by healy jones

Kruze Consulting is a leading alternative to ScaleFactor. Our team assists hundreds of high-growth companies with their books, taxes and provides CFO level support. Learn more now.

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Bill.com vs Gusto for paying contractors

Bill.com vs Gusto for paying contractors
Posted on Wed, 10 June 2020 by scott orn

Founders have a few different options for paying their contractors - we’ve seen everything from check (pretty standard) to Venmo (maybe not the best idea). But two of the most popular cloud solutions for paying contractors are Bill.com and Gusto.

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Is it better for startups to pay a vendor via a check or credit card?

Is it better for startups to pay a vendor via a check or credit card?
Posted on Mon, 1 June 2020 by scott orn

We get this question a lot; should a startup pay vendors via a check or credit card? Now, for the startup, it’s always easier to pay via credit card.

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How do you calculate the True Cost of a startup employee?

How do you calculate the True Cost of a startup employee?
Posted on Wed, 27 May 2020 by scott orn

The first hire for a startup is an exciting time! When a startup goes beyond the founders and has employees, the business can start to feel “real.”

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Kruze on CVCs

Kruze on CVCs
Posted on Mon, 25 May 2020 by healy jones

Scott Orn, Kruze COO, recently co-authored two posts on TechCrunch on how startups should approach and negotiate a venture capital investment with CVCs.

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Fintech Equity & Debt Staircase

Fintech Equity & Debt Staircase
Posted on Tue, 28 April 2020 by healy jones

Fintech companies have special needs when raising funding that they are going to use to loan money out to their clients - often called “equity and debt staircase”.

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