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Financial Services Blog

by Michael Burdick, on Apr 16, 2018

After an acquisition, it's natural to seek out ways to tighten the balance sheet and make operations more efficient. Based on my experience with private equity firms, this involves integrating …

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Topics:Gig economy

by BJ Lackland, CEO, Lighter Capital, on Apr 3, 2018

When CEOs of early-stage companies think about growth capital, they rarely think of debt financing. Venture capital has a larger mindshare, and a lot of founders are anxious about taking …

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Topics:CFO

by Brandon Salesberry, on Mar 20, 2018

If accounting is a science, cash flow management is more of an art. And it’s an art that requires you, as a business owner or CEO, to learn its fundamental …

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Topics:CFO

by Matt Hinson, on Mar 15, 2018

If you run a startup or a small- to mid-size company, you probably can’t justify hiring a full-time chief financial officer (an oft-cited benchmark for when to hire a full-time …

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Topics:CFO

by Press Release, on Mar 5, 2018

Company takes on “Big Four” firms as workforce shifts to freelance Chicago, IL – March 5, 2018 – Paro announced a $5 million Series A investment led by Revolution Ventures, …

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Topics:Paro News

by Michael Burdick, on Feb 21, 2018

The gig economy is still maturing, but it has been making waves over the past few years. As more people leave their day jobs to focus on freelance work, the …

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Topics:Gig economy

by Tinashe Mangwiro, on Feb 15, 2018

What is an audit? An audit is an examination of the company’s accounting records by an accounting specialist to ensure that transactions are being accounted for correctly in accordance with …

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Topics:Accounting

by Michael Burdick, on Feb 14, 2018

The Amazon story isn’t just remarkable; it’s aspirational. When entrepreneurs see Amazon’s everlasting expansion, they imagine making similar plays for industry dominance. While ambition is well and good, these would-be …

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Topics:Running your business

by Michael Burdick, on Feb 6, 2018

With 2018 in full swing, the business community is waiting to see what sort of fallout comes from the new tax reform bill. While the benefits of the tax bill …

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Topics:Taxes

by Michael Burdick, on Jan 29, 2018

The New Year’s celebration is long over. The ball dropped, crews cleaned confetti from the streets, and now we’re all sobering up to the realization that it’s tax season. While …

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Topics:Taxes