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Financial Benchmarks for SaaS Startups, a Self-Assessment Tool

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One of the most frequent questions Burkland CFOs receive from our SaaS startup clients and their investors is, “how do we compare to other SaaS startups?” ” It is a good Read More. The post Financial Benchmarks for SaaS Startups, a Self-Assessment Tool appeared first on Burkland.

Growing Pains: The Top 8 Accounting Issues We See at Startups

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Burkland’s Fintech Practice Leads Steven Lord and Smit Shukla share eight accounting gaps and issues to watch out for in the early days of scaling a startup. Startups are inherently Read More. The post Growing Pains: The Top 8 Accounting Issues We See at Startups appeared first on Burkland.

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Getting Creative with Benefits: QSEHRA vs. ICHRA

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We are approaching the time of the year when companies are typically thinking about annual enrollment and benefits. Maybe you are a founder thinking about hiring your second or third Read More. The post Getting Creative with Benefits: QSEHRA vs. ICHRA appeared first on Burkland.

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How Do Your Benefits Stack Up Against Today’s Market Statistics?

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One of the best ways to gain a competitive advantage with employee recruiting and retention is to ensure your benefits are competitive. The post How Do Your Benefits Stack Up Against Today’s Market Statistics? appeared first on Burkland.

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The CFO Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

Want to Know What Your Employees Want? Ask Them!

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One of the best ways to get honest and open feedback from your team is through an anonymous survey. The post Want to Know What Your Employees Want? Ask Them! appeared first on Burkland.

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Employee Documentation: Tips & Examples to Save Your Startup Money

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Employee documentation can help your company raise that next round of funding and mitigate any allegations of unfair employment practices. The post Employee Documentation: Tips & Examples to Save Your Startup Money appeared first on Burkland.

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Startup Downturn Playbook: Finance Best Practices in Uncertain Times

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Why Do You Need a Downturn Playbook Now? Recent commentary from the venture ecosystem: “No one can predict how bad the economy will get, but things don’t look good,” Y Read More. The post Startup Downturn Playbook: Finance Best Practices in Uncertain Times appeared first on Burkland

Introducing Burkland’s New Toolkit to Help Extend Your Startup’s Cash Runway

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Burkland has compiled a new toolkit to help you extend your startup’s runway with intelligent scenario planning, cost reduction, and cash flow measures. The post Introducing Burkland’s New Toolkit to Help Extend Your Startup’s Cash Runway appeared first on Burkland.

HR Checklist for Startups

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Reference Burkland’s HR checklist for startups to know when you should be building and growing your people programs, policies, and procedures. The post HR Checklist for Startups appeared first on Burkland.

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Insights from a VC on Today’s Startup Fundraising Market

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Alejandro Lozano, Founding Principal at Newtype Ventures, shares his perspectives on navigating recent changes in the startup funding market. The post Insights from a VC on Today’s Startup Fundraising Market appeared first on Burkland. Fundraising

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Virtual Cards — Everything You Need to Know

Speaker: Eoin Hession, Controller at Recharge

Even though virtual cards have been part of the payments system for over ten years, there remains a lack of clarity around how they work and their value to companies large and small. In this webinar, Eoin Hession, Controller at Recharge, talks about how his company uses virtual cards in their operations. Sign up today!

How Does FP&A Help Startups Scale?

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FP&A helps startups scale by leveraging the company’s data for decision making, including data that may be hidden beneath the surface. The post How Does FP&A Help Startups Scale? appeared first on Burkland. Accounting Financial Modeling Marketing Operations

ERC and R&D Tax Credits for the 2021 Tax Year

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Summary: R&D tax credits incentivize innovation with up to $250,000 in annual tax savings. The ERC provides up to $21,000 in credit values per employee in 2021. Companies cannot use Read More. The post ERC and R&D Tax Credits for the 2021 Tax Year appeared first on Burkland. Taxes

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The Importance of Investor Updates

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Many founders don’t understand the importance of regular updates and communication with their investors. Once they secure their funding, the focus moves to their business – which makes sense. However, Read More. The post The Importance of Investor Updates appeared first on Burkland.

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Important Sales Tax Updates All Startups Need to Know

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What is changing with the taxability of SaaS? Statistics estimate 80% of businesses plan to make all their systems SaaS by 2025, and the state legislatures are ‘trying’ to capture Read More. The post Important Sales Tax Updates All Startups Need to Know appeared first on Burkland. SaaS Taxes

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Critical Series A Finance Metrics for SaaS Startups

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SaaS startups need strong metrics for Series A funding that demonstrate traction, growth, profitability, and efficiency. The post Critical Series A Finance Metrics for SaaS Startups appeared first on Burkland. CFO Insights Financial Modeling Fundraising SaaS

Building Smart with Distributed Teams

Speaker: Sam Ross, General Counsel at Remote; Jenny Bloom, former CFO at Zapier & Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab

It’s clear that distributed teams are here to stay in some form or another. Adapting to this reality means finding the right systems and processes that support remote workers — including international ones — while controlling for risks and communication challenges. Watch to find out more!

How People Operations Can Help Startups Succeed in a Down Economy

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People Operations can help your startup weather the tough times and emerge with a solid competitive edge when the economy begins to improve. The post How People Operations Can Help Startups Succeed in a Down Economy appeared first on Burkland. HR Operations

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A Guide to States & Cities with Pay Transparency Laws in 2022

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For more information, see HR Dive’s summary with links California California was the first state in the U.S. to legally require employers to provide the pay range for a job—if Read More. The post A Guide to States & Cities with Pay Transparency Laws in 2022 appeared first on Burkland.

When To Hire an HR Professional for Your Startup

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Consider bringing on HR when you reach milestones like hiring your first out-of-state employees, adding benefits, and creating an employee handbook. The post When To Hire an HR Professional for Your Startup appeared first on Burkland.

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Need More Runway? Five Steps to Extend Cash

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Look critically at your spend and analyze the trade-off between a growth-at-all-costs approach and a more cash-conscious one. The post Need More Runway? Five Steps to Extend Cash appeared first on Burkland. Accounting CFO Insights Financial Modeling HR Marketing Operations

Telling a Great Story with Data

Speaker: Jeff Epstein, Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, & Aneal Vallurupalli, CFO at Airbase

Data can create and even change a story — this is a key theme in an enlightening discussion between Jeff Epstein, Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, and Aneal Vallurupalli, CFO at Airbase. Watch the video to discover how!

A Self-Assessment to Determine if Your SaaS Startup is Ready for a CFO

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To determine if your SaaS startup is ready to hire a CFO, ask yourself these questions related to subscription revenue and metrics reporting. The post A Self-Assessment to Determine if Your SaaS Startup is Ready for a CFO appeared first on Burkland. CFO Insights SaaS

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Soft Skills: The Key to Making Good CFOs Great CFOs

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Conventional wisdom holds that the person leading a business's finance function is highly quantitative by nature. By and large, this is true. But after working with hundreds of venture-backed startups Read More. The post Soft Skills: The Key to Making Good CFOs Great CFOs appeared first on Burkland.

What to Look for in a Fractional CFO for a Healthcare Startup

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Healthcare startups need a CFO who understands the industry, knows the regulatory landscape, and can open doors with healthcare-focused capital sources. The post What to Look for in a Fractional CFO for a Healthcare Startup appeared first on Burkland. CFO Insights Healthcare

5 Qualities of the Best Fractional CFOs for Startups

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The best fractional CFOs for startups are trusted partners, excellent collaborators and communicators, and add exponential value. The post 5 Qualities of the Best Fractional CFOs for Startups appeared first on Burkland. CFO Insights

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Making A Bigger Impact with Automation

Speaker: Nadia Asoyan, VP of Finance at Trusted Health, and Amer Ali, VP of Finance at Netlify

Learn about the automation mindset behind some of the most efficient companies. Discover how to evaluate accounting software to ensure that your tech stack works for your company’s needs today, and that it will scale into the future. Download today!

The 3 C’s of Downturn Planning: Cash, Communication, Contingency

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This conversation is from an episode of Startup Success. In this special episode, Burkland’s Steve Lord, CFO Fintech Practice Lead, and Daniel Rosenbaum, Burkland Consulting CFO, give candid advice on Read More.

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Important Changes to I-9 Verification

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It’s important to make sure that your startup's I-9 verification plan complies with the new regulations going into effect October 31, 2022. The post Important Changes to I-9 Verification appeared first on Burkland.

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Why Creating a New Job to Retain Someone Can Be a Bad Idea

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You most likely have bought yourself a short amount of time with this employee before the same issues that caused them to look happen again. The post Why Creating a New Job to Retain Someone Can Be a Bad Idea appeared first on Burkland.

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You Want to Implement DEIB Programming, But Where Should You Start?

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Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging should be a part of your long-term strategic plan. Start with these meaningful action items. The post You Want to Implement DEIB Programming, But Where Should You Start? appeared first on Burkland.

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What I Wish I Knew: How To Build a Data-Driven Company

Speaker: Rachel Bradley-Haas and Aneal Vallurupalli

All companies need data to drive their growth and make good decisions, but timely access to relevant, clean data requires more than data feeds. It takes a shift in thinking and a change to the way all operating units approach their jobs. Download the video to find out more from Co-founder of Big Time Data, data engineer Rachel Bradley Haas.

Four Things Startup Founders Should Do Now to Prepare for a Downturn

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As noted in my May email, we recommend taking action from the downturn playbook now. In today’s article, I’ll share four things startup founders should do to prepare for a Read More. The post Four Things Startup Founders Should Do Now to Prepare for a Downturn appeared first on Burkland.

3 Tools to Extend Your Startup’s Cash Runway

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We first published this article as part of a three-part series to help startups in the early weeks of the Covid downturn. In light of current world events and economic Read More. The post 3 Tools to Extend Your Startup’s Cash Runway appeared first on Burkland.

3 Ways Startups Can Cultivate Positive Mental Health in the Workplace

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Our careers and work are an integral part of our lives and even play a role in how we view ourselves and our identity. We spend, on average, 90,000 hours, Read More. The post 3 Ways Startups Can Cultivate Positive Mental Health in the Workplace appeared first on Burkland.

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Reduce SaaS Churn – Strategic Tips for Startups

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Reduce SaaS churn by fostering a culture that listens to customers and puts their needs at the center. Here are some specific tips to help. The post Reduce SaaS Churn – Strategic Tips for Startups appeared first on Burkland. HR Marketing SaaS

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Management Techniques for Offshore Employees

This whitepaper looks at the changes and challenges that stem from remote hiring and current HR trends that address them. Download this comprehensive guide to learn more!

Is My Startup Ready for a Fractional CFO?

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The fractional CFO model has seen a big rise in popularity among startups in recent years. Solid financial guidance is one of the keys to scaling a startup, and a Read More. The post Is My Startup Ready for a Fractional CFO? appeared first on Burkland. CFO Insights Financial Modeling Fundraising

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3 Ways People Operations Impacts Fundraising Success

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More than ever, startup founders and investors recognize the importance of cultivating an engaged, high-performing team and the work that goes into building and maintaining a strong company culture. In Read More.

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Identifying the Ideal Investor for Your Startup

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A few years ago, I met a pre-seed founder, Angie, with an excellent MVP, a handful of customers, and the infectious passion and drive that excites me. Angie had domain Read More. The post Identifying the Ideal Investor for Your Startup appeared first on Burkland. Fundraising

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A Deep Tech VC on Market Timing, Female Leadership & Diversity

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Not too long ago, companies in deep tech and healthcare were often overlooked for funding in favor of companies focused on consumer products and business innovation. Lu Zhang, Founder & Read More.

Why Offshoring is Better than Outsourcing

Offshoring and outsourcing are not interchangeable, as they differ in purpose depending on what drives the need behind the hiring decision. In this whitepaper, we clarify what offshoring and outsourcing are, along with the unique use cases they address.