Category: Startups & emerging growth

PPP Loans: Getting Through the Chaos of the Pandemic-Lending Program for Small Businesses

One thing is for sure with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): It’s been chaotic. The banks were overwhelmed with applications for the first round of $349 billion. A lack of clear information about the process and req…

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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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COVID-19 Pandemic and Getting Through It: Resources and Ideas for Startups Seeking SBA Loans

Venture-backed startups are used to running at a fast pace as they seek out growth opportunities and work toward making a foothold in the marketplace. But in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the pace is more frantic tha…

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How CFOs Play a Key Role for Growing Startups

The CFO role continues to expand, particularly at fast-growing, VC-funded startups. These companies lean on the broadening position to scale their operations and bring a data-fueled, strategic view to the business. No long…

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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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