Bitcoin/Crypto – Is Now a Great Time to Buy?

Bitcoin/Crypto – Is Now a Great Time to Buy?


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How Are You Taking Advantage of Tax Reform?

How Are You Taking Advantage of Tax Reform?

Will you be leaving money on the table next year?  ..

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#1 Accounting Challenge for Social Impact Companies

#1 Accounting Challenge for Social Impact Companies

TOMS may be the latest to champion ethical shopping, but it’s a trend popping up more and more – especially here in Colorado. It’s a fad that will likely stick as Millennials continue to support and start socially responsible organizations. While great in theory, ethically sourced companies are hard to measure. Unlike dollars and cents, social impact doesn’t transfer well to a P&L. So how do we adjust to a world of socially conscious consumers? As of yet, there is no right answer but it is an accounting challenge worth addressing.  ..

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Preparing for Investor Funding: Know Your Exit Strategy

Preparing for Investor Funding: Know Your Exit Strategy

Elizabeth, a toddler mom, dreamed of creating a beautiful play mat to replace the circus-colored foam covering her entire living room floor. All her mom friend’s thought it was a genius idea. But, when Elizabeth set out to bring it to life, she didn’t know where to start. She had several questions. The biggest being, “How much funding do I need to get started, and where do I get it?” With no background in finance, she knew she’d need expertise beyond a free Google search. So, Elizabeth reached out to an advisor. Together, they developed a strategy with the end in mind. A route she probably wouldn’t have gone on her own. Thankfully she did because when given the opportunity to pitch her idea to top investors on ABC’s Shark Tank, she wowed them and her dream came true.  ..

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Business Debt that is Worse than Credit Cards...

Business Debt that is Worse than Credit Cards...

Ever get a call from a friendly guy offering you attractive non-debt financing? "Accelerate your accounts receivable!" "Turn AR into cash!" "No credit check required!" Sounds good, right? ..

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Time vs. Money: A Financial Plan to Save Both

Time vs. Money: A Financial Plan to Save Both

When making decisions we often think: what's the trade-off between time and money? Manufacturers use this to justify purchasing equipment. Startups consider this when planning a growth. The mindset is either-or. Time or money. Never have both.  ..

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Why proformas and pitch decks don't mix

Why proformas and pitch decks don't mix

Nearly every time I see pro formas in a pitch deck I cringe. There it is: hockey stick growth showing massive potential. So common it is cliche. The founder hesitates a split second before saying, "As you see, we'll be earning $38M by 2020." The investors roll their eyes and silently think "Bullshit." I agree with the investors, it is bullshit, and I build pro formas for a living!  No chance you're hitting that profitability. ..

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What every pitch judge asks for...

What every pitch judge asks for...

So many things to cover in 5 minutes. Most founders try to cram an impossible amount of info into a pitch deck, then panic and painstakingly slash out entire slides, like tearing away pieces of our own soul. In this difficult process, where do you draw the line to avoid eliminating essential pieces of the story? ..

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The Investor Pitch Workshop Combo

Nail Your Pitch at Two Denver Workshops. ..

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Lean Finance for a Lean Startup

Lean Finance for a Lean Startup

How can we apply "The Lean Startup" principles to a company's financials?

Eric Ries revolutionized entrepreneurial thinking by applying Toyota Production System Lean Manufacturing to businesses facing extreme uncertainty.  If you haven't read it, stop everything go read the book!  This is Startup 101. ..

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