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Scaling Your People While Scaling Your Business

Scaling the business is a top goal for many startups at a certain point. To get to the next level, it’s time to invest in the skills your company is missing, at a pace that isn’t too much, too soon. Since the people aspect of the business is both your most valuable and priciest resource, […]

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A 2021 Guide to the Key Areas of Focus for SOX Compliance

As we head into the home stretch for this year’s SOX programs, we thought it would be helpful to highlight some key areas of focus by auditors that deserve particular attention this year. No year is ever the same: From dealing with pandemic-related risks to implementing new accounting standards, companies always have new considerations when […]

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5 Ways to Improve Your Internal Audit Function

Is there room for improvement in your IT and business processes? Are your internal controls effective? Are you effectively meeting your compliance obligations? These are some of the top-of-mind questions for an internal audit function designed to mainly focus on the risk management, corporate governance, and internal control processes at the company, but there is […]

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Why Your Emerging Growth Company Needs CFO Expertise

Does your fast-moving company have what’s needed to keep its current pace in a sustainable way? Or are you losing sleep at night worrying about all the aspects of the business you simply do not know enough about or have time to deal with? In between starting up and scaling up quickly (or flaming out), […]

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Where Your Business Is in Its Lifecycle and What to Do Next

Every business is on a journey. Some journeys end up being much shorter than anyone would like, while others can be long and rewarding in many respects. Taking stock of where your company is in its journey—also known as the business lifecycle—can help you fine-tune your strategic roadmap, take a detour if necessary, and keep […]

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6 Must-Haves When Pursuing Growth Capital in This Rapidly Growing Market

An unprecedented amount of growth capital is available for the taking—but only if your company has a good idea and a solid business plan in place. Predicting a record-setting year, PitchBook recently reported VCs infused high-growth U.S. startups with $150 billion worth of capital in the first half of 2021. The bulk of it went […]

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The Challenges and Benefits of Developing a Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Program

Without a doubt one of the most major milestones in a company’s growth journey is going public. That ringing of the opening bell (either literally or figuratively) for your IPO leads to another milestone the company will soon have to hit: becoming SOX compliant. While the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 features many provisions designed to […]

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5 SOX Compliance Tips for Early Stage Startups

Sarbanes-Oxley compliance has come an incredibly long way since the corporate governance law was passed nearly two decades ago. That doesn’t mean startups are in a hurry to become SOX compliant. Still, for a high-growth startup that may one day go public, its SOX-like compliance efforts can give assurance to management and investors that the […]