January 08, 2019

Why You Should Hire an Outsourced CFO

By Alysha Willden

The CFO is a key influencer on a business’ success. From startup to enterprise, every business benefits from a strategic CFO. However, contrary to tradition and popular belief, not every business ne...

December 05, 2018

Business Basics: The Difference Between CFO and Controller

By Alysha Willden

In many small businesses, the financial team may be made up of one or two people. However, as the function grows, it’s important to ensure that you’re utilizing the right people and skills for dif...

November 30, 2018

When To Hire A CFO For Your Startup

By Alysha Willden

So you've got a new startup. You’re the CEO and you’ve got a partner and a small team. You are managing the finances of your business because no one else knows how to, but your only experience is ...

November 27, 2018

The Best Way to Clean Up Your Financials NOW

By Alysha Willden

Clean up your balance sheet today and your other financial statements will fall in line. Messes in the balance sheet make for messes in the income statement and cash flow statement. By cleaning up thi...

November 16, 2018

3 Ways to Improve Finances for Q1

By Dave Chase

Preparing for the start of a new year can be daunting. Long-term, short-term planning, and clean financials will give your business the springboard it needs to launch into its best year yet. A...

November 15, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Raising Funds

By Alysha Willden

Everything you need to know about raising funds from choosing the right investor, to pitching your business, to giving up the right amount of equity. John Mayfield and Chris Shelton, two veterans of ...

October 19, 2018

Artificial Intelligence is the Future of Finance

By Dave Chase

The term ‘machine learning’ has become a buzzword in the past couple of years or so. Investors continually invest in artificial intelligence or “AI” technology each year — between ...

April 28, 2017

The Current State of Venture Capital in 24 Brilliant Charts

By Dave Chase

Pitchbook's periodic review of the state of Venture Capital is traditionally very insightful.  Their most current installment did not disappoint. Why Should I Care? You might wonder, 'Why should I ...

March 29, 2017

Painting with Numbers – Data Visualization

By Dave Chase

You’ve undoubtedly heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousands words.” Well, that’s what data visualization is for your business. It takes the vast ocean of raw numbers regarding your co...

March 17, 2017

Explanation of Key Terms in Venture Financing

By Dave Chase

Sellers of businesses are starry-eyed about valuation.  They often focus on it and neglect to consider other key terms.  So much so that they overlook key provisions or terms that can have a meaning...

February 23, 2017

4 Quick Ways to Avoid Cash Flow Surprises

By Dave Chase

Much like needing a paddle when traveling upstream, mastering the art of cash flow management is essential to keep your business from washing uncontrollably downstream. The dreaded gap between paying ...

January 31, 2017

Stop Drowning In Your Company’s Data

By Dave Chase

Say your business data is an ocean and you’re stuck in the middle of it in a dingy without any of the essentials. Now imagine you’re starting to get really thirsty. What do you do? Well, unless ...

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