Category: Startups & emerging growth

Cleantech Open Judging: Winning Innovative Startups Are Breaking Boundaries

With the shifting focus toward new forms of energy and clean technologies, cleantech entrepreneurs are in a prime spot for getting their companies and innovations discovered. I was fortunate to see and hear what’s in sto…

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Assessing Your Startup’s Financial Health—Why a Diagnostic Does the Trick

Is your fast-moving company really poised for growth, or are missing pieces to the financial puzzle holding it back? You may be surprised to discover that despite the financial support and early success of your company, it…

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How Corporate Governance Issues Tripped Up WeWork: A Wake-up Call to Startups

Boldness, skyrocketing growth, and claiming to be a tech company—for a time, WeWork had many of the signs of a typical Silicon Valley company. Except it’s based out of New York. It’s actually more of a real estate co…

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How to Deal with the New Revenue Recognition and Lease Accounting Standards? Help for Private Companies

What’s the biggest takeaway from the experiences of public companies that have adopted the new revenue recognition and lease accounting standards? For both accounting rules, the process has been more time-consuming and c…

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Startup Finance Has a New Advantage: A Full Stack CFO Team

Every VC-funded startup craves efficiency. They need to push forward as quickly as possible, and they need to get their finance and accounting up and running, too. Growth is the ultimate quest, and complexity builds up fas…

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The Business Lifecycle: Know the Journey So You Can Plan Ahead

What do you see in the road ahead in 2019? Does it appear more uncertain than sure? Is it paved with growth opportunities or a pullback? For companies large and small, the path forward can take awhile to become clear. At R…

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Judging the Cleantech Open—These Startups May Change the World

The Cleantech Open (CTO) continues to pump out companies with aspirations to change the world, and many of them are from our area. I was fortunate to be a part of the effort earlier this year, as a judge for the western re…

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Why the hot cannabis ingredient CBD has life sciences, retailers, and growers paying attention

CBD is nearing its mainstream moment. Interest in cannabidoil (CBD for short), the cannabis compound that doesn’t get you high, is soaring. And businesses are responding with a steady stream of new products infused with …

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Getting ready for your first audit: what every small business should know

We can see the sweat from here. Your small business is up for its first-ever audit, and you’re concerned about how long the process will take, keeping cost down, and—above all—getting a clean opinion. It’s natural …

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Round of applause for these fast-moving companies meeting major milestones

Every company has a unique journey. They move super-quick at times and then slow down to make their way over obstacles. All the while, they’re chasing after certain milestones that keep them moving forward. Anytime they …

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