Category: Business Lifecycle

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 as…

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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 …

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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…

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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 …

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How To Build A Successful Emerging Growth Company

Getting a small business or startup past the two-year mark is just one of many promising milestones. So many young companies fail early, so passing certain goalposts can be gratifying to the owners and entrepreneurs of an …

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What Is Growth Consulting?

Is your company set up for sustainable, scalable growth? Or is it headed straight toward a wall? It may be time to assess how far your company has come and the path it’s heading down—a fresh look at the foundation you…

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What Is a Business Consultant and What Do They Do?

Is your company making the right moves? No matter what your role is at your company—whether you’re an entrepreneur in the second year of running a startup, or a CFO looking for efficiencies in the finance organization…

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Investors Flood Life Sciences Companies Fighting COVID-19: What to Do Next

One of the coronavirus pandemic’s overriding messages is the need for speed. Companies rapidly switched gears to do their part in stemming the spread of the virus, and “non-essential” employees quickly adapted to wor…

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It’s a Whole New World: What CFOs of Newly PE-Backed Companies Should Know

Congratulations are in order for the CFO when private equity funding comes in—but the celebration will have to be kept short. There’s a lot of work to be done, and your role will expand seemingly overnight to help lead…

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Tackling the Top Challenges in Finance and Accounting at Silicon Valley Companies Today

Small or large, private or public, companies all around Silicon Valley are facing many of the same challenges in finance and accounting today. These issues can affect morale in the finance team, prevent the company from ge…

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