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Strategic Finance Tip: Three Investor Questions Which Can Stump Startup Founders

When you are raising capital, investors ask you the same questions over and over again. These questions give you feedback on your pitch and point out areas where it may still need work. In this video we discuss three most common investor questions which can stump startup founders and how to...

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Strategic Finance Tip: Five Reasons Why You May Lose Control of Your Company

According to Harvard Business Review, out of 212 American startups founded between the late 1990s and early 2000s, within three years, 50% of the founders were no longer the CEO; in year four, 40%; and fewer than 25% led their companies’ initial public offerings. Generally, four out of five...

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Strategic Finance Tip: Which Financial Data Should You Present to the Board of Directors?

Financials are not just a collection of numbers. They tell a story - a story backing up your vision about how to take your company forward, how to make your dreams come true. If you present too much data, it will be confusing. If you present too little data, it will not be convincing. In this...

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Strategic Finance Tip: How to Say You Screwed Up and Not Lose Your Company?

Everyone makes mistakes, but how do you admit to them without losing investors’ trust and your credibility? Avoiding responsibility, running away from facts, or being scared to take chances are three kisses of death to a founder. Instead, being honest, understanding what caused an undesirable...

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Strategic Finance Tip: Key Strategies to Effectively Manage The Board of Directors

Maintaining a good relationship with your investors is important not only because they can kick you out if they don’t like you, but also because they can help you during difficult times and be an integral part of your success. In this week’s video we are discussing key strategies you can use to...

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Strategic Finance Tip: How to Convert a Proven Business Model into Consistent Profits?

It is very frustrating when your hard work does not translate into results. If you find yourself in a situation where you have clients but see insufficient profits, watch our Youtube video. We discuss what may be going wrong and explain what you can do, starting tomorrow, to increase your cash...

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Strategic Finance Tip: How to Stop Overspending?

Are you regularly overspending your budget and you can’t figure out why? You are not alone. According to Analysts Estimates Group, “93% of all US Companies lack visibility to properly manage their operating services and investments. In our Youtube video, we explain how you got to that point and...

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Finance Tip: How to Correctly Forecast What Resources You Need?

Forecasting when needs change rapidly is very hard, and you may find yourself constantly scrambling for resources. In this Youtube video we cover best practices which will improve the accuracy of your forecast and will help you manage risk as your company continues to grow. Still have questions?...

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Strategic Finance Tip: How to Overcome Stagnant Growth?

Struggling to achieve scale? If you built a great product, but lately are unable to increase your topline revenue, this Youtube video is for you. We discuss why you may find yourself in this situation and the unfortunate consequences you will experience as a result. We also provide you with a set...

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Financial Modeling Tip: Startup Financial Model Structure

What should a startup financial model have to provide all the information investors want during due diligence? Do you need a cash flow statement? How about a balance sheet? In this Youtube video, we explain the structure of a financial model for a startup, how it all works together, and how it...

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