What a CFO can do for your startup

What a CFO can do for your startup
If you’re like most startup founders, you are an idea person. You have what it takes to launch a new product or service, and you may have product development, marketing and sales experience. But, you might not have much experience or even desire to take on administrative work such as finance. This is where a Chief Financial Officer comes in. Let’s look at what a CFO can do for your startup. Make forecasts A CFO can help you with forecasting and analysis. You can count on your CFO to guide you th...

Leading digitalization: Nordic happiness pays off

Leading digitalization: Nordic happiness pays off
Digitalization, the use of technology to streamline work processes, access information and improve global productivity can be considered the ‘next big paradigm shift’, impacting the way we all work, live and relate to one another. As with all change, this brings both benefits and challenges. Based on recent Gallup polls have indicated that less than 15% of workers today feel truly engaged and happy in their jobs, change is needed. Often low employee satisfaction is the lack of challenge and oppo...

How to make sure that your startup has an engaging website for your audience

How to make sure that your startup has an engaging website for your audience
Building a website is more than putting together some text, images and video with a couple of contact forms. While that may have been okay 10 years ago, today’s website is about the customer experience, and to provide a great one, you have to engage your customer. Another thing to consider is a recent  survey  which found that when asked to describe why they mistrusted a website, 94% of participants pointed to the web design elements as a reason. So, not only does your conten...

Venture Capital: The Dream or Curse?

Venture Capital: The Dream or Curse?
To many entrepreneurs, a key milestone on the path of success is attracting and securing venture funding. An even greater aspiration is funding from a US investor. However, if you really want to build a lasting, high-value company, venture capital might actually be damaging to your success. When you take VC cash, you are giving away ownership and often control of the direction and future of the business. Lean startup guru Steve Blank has summed this up well – “When you accept funding from a VC, ...

Reasons your startup might need to consider business insurance

Reasons your startup might need to consider business insurance
While you’re busy planning, hiring, and marketing your new business, insurance may not even be on your radar. But, it should be. From the minute you launch your startup, you open yourself up to risk. Just think – one lawsuit or unforeseen event has the ability to demolish your startup before it begins. Business insurance is as basic as turning on the lights and running the water. In fact, it can be vital to your survival. Having insurance protects you and your startup investment. Why d...

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