Why hiring an outsourced CFO can help startups grow more quickly

Your startup is growing, and you are busy. You're selling your products, it's time to hire more staff, and things are looking good. Yet, because you're so busy, you don't have time to look at your finances, and perhaps your cash flow doesn't seem as good as it could be. Your startup needs financial systems and processes in place to help it grow, and to do that you need to hire someone to take care of it for you, so you can concentrate on your duties. In this article, we'll look at why hiring an ...
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Where are the unicorns?

There are 309 private companies around the world valued at $1B+ as of 1/18/2019. Collectively these companies are worth as much as $1,085B and have raised a combined total of nearly $261B. Last year, 111 new companies joined the global unicorn club — a 56% increase from the 71 new unicorns in 2017. The unicorns are in 13 categories, from autotech, traveltech, health, fintech, ecommerce, social, cybersecurity, ondemand, internet software services, hardware, edtech, aerospace, renewables, real est...
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Things startups need to consider once they receive venture backing

You can find many articles on the internet about how to get funding. In fact, you may have even gotten loads of advice on how to get venture capital from business leaders in your community. The one problem, though, is few people tell you what to do with it once you have it. Let's take a look at things startups need to consider once they receive venture backing. Plan your budget wisely Your venture capitalists are going to want an accounting of where you are spending your money. They will expect ...
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Everything you need to know about car sharing

If you live in a big city, you've probably seen cars with Cars2Go, ZipCar or Turo logos driving around. These brands are part of a fast-growing trend that lets you "rent" a shared car whenever you need it. Whether you're going grocery shopping or getting across town for an interview, using a shared car is a unique alternative to owning (and paying for) your own car. Car sharing is a big win for anyone with an environmental conscience –– just one shared car eliminates the need for up to 20 person...
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10 tips on creating HR processes and policies for startups

You're a go-getter. You've spent months, if not years, getting your startup off the ground. If you're like most entrepreneurs, you've done most of it on your own. But, regular tasks like recruitment, hiring, payroll, benefits plans and employee care are slipping away from you, and there's that nagging voice in your head that's telling you that you need some help. Yet, you don't think your startup is quite big enough for an HR (human resources) department. So, what do you do? In this article, we'...
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