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What is solvency? Definition, Guide and Ratios for Business Owners
3Jun
What is solvency? Definition, Guide and Ratios for Business Owners
In finance, solvency is defined as a business’s ability to meet its long-term obligations.  Analysts use a variety of solvency ratios to examine the health of a company, the simplest of which is assets vs liabilities. An insolvent company has more liabilities than assets, and vice versa.  Small business owners are often focused on the...
What Are Advisory Shares And How Can Startups Use Them?
29May
What Are Advisory Shares And How Can Startups Use Them?
Advisory shares are equity stakes issued to advisors in lieu of (or in addition to) cash.  Startups might use advisory shares when they require expertise but are low on funds. Conversely, advisors accept equity when they believe in a startup’s potential and their ability to guide them to success.  Here’s what we’ll cover in this...
What Does VC Mean? Everything Startups Should Know About Venture Capital
16May
What Does VC Mean? Everything Startups Should Know About Venture Capital
What does VC mean?  In short, VC stands for venture capital, a type of financing where investors purchase ownership stakes in high-risk, high-reward companies. The truth is, most startups don’t need to think about venture capital. This sort of funding is the exception rather than the norm, with fewer than 1% of companies raising VC...
Unlocking Seed Funding: the Benefits and Risks of SAFE Notes
10May
Unlocking Seed Funding: the Benefits and Risks of SAFE Notes
It sounds like an easy win. You take $200,000 from an investor right when you need it, with minimal back-and-forth negotiation and no debt obligations or loss of equity in the present.
Overcoming Finance & Accounting Challenges in PE Portfolio Companies (PORTCOs)
23Mar
Overcoming Finance & Accounting Challenges in PE Portfolio Companies (PORTCOs)
Introduction In today’s competitive private equity (PE) landscape, portfolio companies (portcos) frequently confront significant obstacles in managing their finance and accounting functions. This comprehensive article delves into the underlying reasons for these challenges and presents practical solutions for PE firms and their portcos to streamline their finance and accounting processes, ultimately improving overall performance. Identifying...
How to Tell If an Investor Is Right for Your Business
30Sep
How to Tell If an Investor Is Right for Your Business
It’s time to bring your business to the next level. Maybe you’ve recently launched and sparked significant interest in the market, or maybe you’ve been building the company for several years and have recently achieved a sustainable pattern of growth and momentum.
GAAP: What It Is and Why Your Investors Expect It
25Jun
GAAP: What It Is and Why Your Investors Expect It
Understand when and why investors expect GAAP accounting for your business to grow to the next stage, secure the funding, or gain new capital.
Due Diligence: What It Is, What to Expect, and How to Make It Out Alive
15Feb
Due Diligence: What It Is, What to Expect, and How to Make It Out Alive
Raising funds for your startup? Understand what due diligence is, what to expect, and how to get through it for smooth sailing during fundraising.
5 Ways Bad Financial Data Can Cost You During Funding
9Nov
5 Ways Bad Financial Data Can Cost You During Funding
Your books are the key to your company’s past, present, and future. Make sure you have the right historical financial data and reporting before fundraising.
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.
Your Small Business Can Afford to Offer Retirement Plans—Here’s How
26Jan
Your Small Business Can Afford to Offer Retirement Plans—Here’s How
In the past, many small business owners have thought that providing a 401(k) plan wasn’t realistic for their employees.
5 Accounting Problems That Can Sink Your Funding Round
5May
5 Accounting Problems That Can Sink Your Funding Round
You’re a startup CEO. You’re running your business fast and lean. Getting your company’s financials cleaned up and organized is on your to-do list, but so are a thousand other things. You’ll get around to it—just as soon as you secure the loan that will help you scale u
Does Your Business Have Financial Confidence?
24Mar
Does Your Business Have Financial Confidence?
Ask yourself: How confident are you in your company’s financial position? How much knowledge do you have about the transactions and activity that flow in and out of your books? Not to mention, how much faith do you have in the accuracy of your financial picture?