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We cover topics related to what growing businesses need to succeed, including fundraising, tax savings, and financial performance.
8 Budgeting Tips for Surviving Seasonal Business Ups & Downs
9Jul
8 Budgeting Tips for Surviving Seasonal Business Ups & Downs
First things first, you need to determine the minimal requirements it takes for your business to exist.
Taking Out a Business Loan? Don’t Forget These 6 Steps
6Jul
Taking Out a Business Loan? Don’t Forget These 6 Steps
After I signed on the dotted line, the real work began. The funds from my business loan were sitting in LendEDU’s bank account, and we finally had the capital we needed ahead of the busiest time of the year.
Examples of R&D Tax Credit Qualified Research Expenses
29Jun
Examples of R&D Tax Credit Qualified Research Expenses
One of the most momentous parts of business is nailing down what makes your product or service different.
Seed Investment: Comparing SAFE and Convertible Notes
22Jun
Seed Investment: Comparing SAFE and Convertible Notes
When it comes to seed investment, founders have options. Typically they prefer low interest which is where SAFE comes in as a favorable alternative to convertible notes, but there's much more to the picture.
4 Tips to Build a Strong Foundation for Funding
15Jun
4 Tips to Build a Strong Foundation for Funding
There are many articles out there that provide a wide array of lofty advice about fundraising
Navigating a “Friends and Family” Funding Round
8Jun
Navigating a “Friends and Family” Funding Round
Early in his company’s history, entrepreneur Greg Vetter achieved a seemingly impossible feat: he convinced Whole Foods to distribute his family’s line of salad dressings on a national level.
When are 2018 Tax Returns Due? Every Date You Need to File Business Taxes in 2019
1Jun
When are 2018 Tax Returns Due? Every Date You Need to File Business Taxes in 2019
Filing and paying your taxes on time is a lot easier when you a) know when they’re due (obviously) and b) have a year-round accounting system.
How Acquiring tempCFO Helps inDinero Offer More Startup Expertise
25May
How Acquiring tempCFO Helps inDinero Offer More Startup Expertise
It’s clear why a later-stage operation would need a CFO—with growth comes complexity, but a brand new startup can also benefit greatly from some time with a CFO as they set up their business. Right off the bat, this can help them understand how their industry, business model, entity type, financing options, or team of founders might affect their finances at a long-term, holistic level.
3 Signs Your Startup is Ready for an ERP System
18May
3 Signs Your Startup is Ready for an ERP System
Computers have long since become an integral facet of companies of all shapes and sizes.
How the Tax Act Affects Your 2018 Meals & Entertainment Deductions
10May
How the Tax Act Affects Your 2018 Meals & Entertainment Deductions
Many are still torn on how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will help or hurt U.S. small businesses, but there is one change that would have a sweeping effect on most startups: The more rigid restrictions on what businesses can deduct for meals and entertainment expenses (M&E)
The Founder’s Roadmap to Startup Funding Rounds
21Apr
The Founder’s Roadmap to Startup Funding Rounds
Use this timeline infographic to understand the different stages of startup funding and the financial requirements you'll be expected to fulfill.
Foreign Shareholders? It’s 250% More Expensive to File Late
6Apr
Foreign Shareholders? It’s 250% More Expensive to File Late
Form 5472 is a reporting requirement for all U.S. business entities who have owners or shareholders from outside the U.S. who own 25% or more of the company.
Don’t Let Foreign Business Tax Obligations Get Lost in Translation
5Apr
Don’t Let Foreign Business Tax Obligations Get Lost in Translation
Tax season can be stressful for any individual or business owner. Unless you’re an expert, the guidelines feel complicated and vague, and the repercussions can get expensive and detrimental.
Learn Why Startup Founders Choose inDinero
2Apr
Learn Why Startup Founders Choose inDinero
Small business owners share why they outsource their accounting, bookkeeping, taxes, and CFO services to inDinero.
What Investors Really Want to See for a Series A Funding Round
16Mar
What Investors Really Want to See for a Series A Funding Round
As someone who spends all day, every day, listening to entrepreneurs share the challenges they face, I’ve learned a few things: Every business may be unique, but business owners have a lot in common.