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Profit First: Adapting Your Start-up's Financial Strategy in Changing Economic times budgeting founders treasury Oct 20, 2023

As most leaders who work in this start-up space know, the macroeconomic changes this year have really changed the thought process of growth over profit.

With market dynamics being more...

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Equity Financing vs. Debt Financing: Which is Right for Your Start-up? founders fundraise treasury Oct 13, 2023

Navigating cash runway and having enough funds to not only survive by thrive is a crucial task for founders and finance leaders, particularly when it comes to the pivotal decision of...

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Cost Control in Early-Stage Startups: Finding the Balance budgeting founders treasury Oct 06, 2023

In the early stages of any start-up, achieving a balance between spending and saving can become quite delicate. While it's tempting to invest in every piece of shiny new tech and hire experts for...

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Unpacking the New Finance Tech Stack Recommendations for 2023: Start with Solid Foundations! founders start-ups & fast growth businesses tech time management Sep 29, 2023

As we steer into the latter part of 2023, the advancements in the world of software and automation improvements is impossible to ignore.

The tools and software available to aid financial management...

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Celebrating One Year of Blogging: The Power of Reflection and Feedback for Finance Leaders finance career finance leadership founders hr Sep 22, 2023

It's been a year.

One whole year since I started this blog, and I must say, what an exhilarating journey it has been.

Today, I want to shift gears a bit and talk about something that's not often...

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Boosting Your Start-up's Cash Runway: The Power of Working Capital Management finance leadership founders treasury Sep 15, 2023

With most companies, but particularly startups and fast-growth companies, cash is undeniably king.

Yet, it’s not just about how much money you raise; it’s about how long you can make it...

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Hiring Slow, Firing Fast: A Guide to a Start-up's hiring Success finance leadership founders hr Sep 08, 2023

In the volatile world of startups, each hiring decision can be the difference between scaling up and slowing down.

For Founders and Finance Directors alike, the adage 'hire slow, fire fast' is more...

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Communicating Upwards: The Art of Supporting Your Start-up Founder finance leadership hr relationships Sep 01, 2023

In the fast-paced world of start-ups, the relationships you build and nurture can significantly influence your success in your career.  It takes time to build these relationships, however you...

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How to transform your week with these 8 questions.... finance leadership founders tech time management Aug 25, 2023

I read an interesting post from Justin Welsh who is a marketer and business owner whereby asking yourself 8 questions relatively regularly you can really transform your week.

I have implemented...

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Rolling Budgets: The How, When, and Why for Fast-Growing Startups budgeting founders start-ups & fast growth businesses Aug 18, 2023

As a Leader, it's vital to have an accurate and flexible budgeting and forecasting process in place.

The rapidity and fluidity of start-ups make the traditional annual budgeting process feel...

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Trust Your Instincts: A Key Leadership Skill in the Finance Director Role finance leadership management accounts risks Aug 11, 2023

Every so often, as a Finance Director, you encounter something that doesn't quite add up. Maybe it's a disparity in the books, an oddity in a financial report, or perhaps an anomaly within the...

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Balancing Act: 12 Tips for Finance Directors Juggling Parenting & Work finance career hr relationships time management Aug 04, 2023

Being a Finance Leader is no small task. With responsibility for the financial health of a company, the pressure can be immense.

Now, throw in parenting duties (or study!) and you've got yourself...

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