As you can imagine, being CFO of a fintech startup can be a stimulating—and sometimes boisterous—job. Especially when you compare it to the more traditional CFO role at a larger enterprise company. Which is why when it came time for inDinero to find a fearless financial leader, it wasn’t easy—until we found Lisa Bunday. After all, it’s not every day you meet someone with Lisa’s background in accounting and finance who still finds a way to reference Ross Gellar and Excel Spreadsheets in one breath. Our COO, Keddrick Stuart shares why he’s excited to have Lisa on the team:
There are an infinite number of reasons why a business may not be able to file their taxes on time. Between demo days, investor meetings, and late-night team strategy sessions, the bookkeeping and tax prep for an early stage company can often fall by the wayside.
With the deadlines to file and pay your 2016 business taxes behind us, the question on your mind is likely: What now?
No successful marketer decides to start their own agency because they love accounting. Not even the most passionate digital marketers who love getting deep into the data, like I did when I started Adficient.
When tax rates rise, small businesses feel the brunt of the impact, but they also pass along increased costs to consumers. In recent news, many residents of the Bay Area are having a hard time getting used to the April 2017, half-cent sales tax increase imposed on a number of cities and counties that make up the startup epicenter. Keep reading to learn why taxes increase and how this year's rate hikes impacted small businesses, which cities are feeling the effects, and what you can do to ease the burden at your business.
Some entrepreneurs were put on this earth to start, run, and grow businesses. And then there are business owners who started as enthusiasts and turned their real-life passions into their livelihood.
Whether your passions include playing video games, crafting, designing clothes and accessories, or helping your community, that emotional investment can be all you need as a foundation for a lucrative business. If you want to power your business to loftier heights, take note of these seven inspiring business ideas that started off as pet projects.
Even if you have a promising app, a genius invention, or a breakthrough solution, you won’t get very far without sufficient funds. The need for money may make you frantic, but if you have your ducks in a row, you have a good chance at being able to borrow the money you need to get started from banks or business lenders.
On Tuesday, September 5, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ross Blankenship in a Q&A-style webinar to talk about what he looks for in startup investment opportunities. We received a lot of great questions during the event, a few of which we ran out of time to address live. Here are Ross’s responses to those remaining questions:
They say “the more, the merrier,” and in most cases it is undeniably true. But for a tight-knit team of founders, widening the circle to bring in your first employee is a big—sometimes daunting—milestone. As such, getting the timing right is absolutely vital.
Going from entrepreneurs to employers, your team may be wondering if a new worker will lift your business to new heights or sink your prospects. So, when should you hire employee number one?
Ross D. Blankenship is an expert venture capitalist, 6x best-selling author on investing, and angel investor in America's top startups. As an entrepreneur, Ross founded several successful companies in industries such as biotechnology, cybersecurity, and online e-commerce.
For some, a great idea for a business comes a lot easier than the capital needed to get started. This has led to one of the most important ways the Small Business Administration (SBA) supports business owners. Through their loan guarantee program, the SBA helps ensure entrepreneurs have access to capital regardless of their financial background.