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Gusto vs. Justworks: A Closer Look

Gusto vs. Justworks: A Closer Look

Building a business has changed — and in a way that can make your life easier. Thanks to the latest software tools, it’s getting simpler to do things that used to be a huge time suck, like filing payroll and tracking employee work hours.  Before you can start wielding...

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2022 ShayCPA Quickbooks ProAdvisor Update

2022 ShayCPA Quickbooks ProAdvisor Update

When it comes to picking an accounting system for your technology company, Quickbooks is a great place to start.  ShayCPA’s team is Quickbooks Online Advanced Certified. What does that mean? Advanced Certification for the Quickbooks Online System requires our team to...

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PEO vs. Payroll Company: What Should My Tech Company Choose?

PEO vs. Payroll Company: What Should My Tech Company Choose?

When your startup is in its early stages, it makes sense to outsource. You might hire a fractional CFO, and you’ll likely hire an accounting firm. You may also want to explore outsourcing a lot of the key functions of a human resources (HR) department.  Fortunately,...

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Best Practices for Your Tech Company’s Expense Policy

Best Practices for Your Tech Company’s Expense Policy

When you’re an agile startup, allowing your employees to expense items and ask for reimbursement can give you a level of flexibility that you probably need. But it can also add a layer of complexity that you probably don’t need. That’s especially true if you don’t...

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Startup Guide to California Franchise Tax and R&D Tax Credit

Startup Guide to California Franchise Tax and R&D Tax Credit

When you open a business in California, there’s one agency with which you need to get familiar pretty fast: the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). You might even want to bookmark that page. As you establish your business in the Golden State, you’re going to be...

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How Gen-Z Is Changing the Startup Culture

How Gen-Z Is Changing the Startup Culture

As a CPA firm, we get a unique look into a lot of businesses. We get to see behind the curtain and analyze the inner workings. As we offer accounting services to a wide variety of startups, we start to see trends and commonalities emerge. That’s been especially...

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Brex vs. Ramp – What’s Best for Your Tech Company?

Brex vs. Ramp – What’s Best for Your Tech Company?

If you’re looking for a solution to power your startup’s fintech stack, we’ve got good news. Relatively new players in the game bring streamlined options paired with better insights to help power your growth.  You might have heard of two of the leaders: Ramp and Brex....

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The Truth About Being a Tech Company Service Provider

The Truth About Being a Tech Company Service Provider

As a CPA, I’ve been working with technology companies since 2010. It started out as something I did on the side, but it turned into a full-time business in late 2013. The tech industry is a unique animal, and I’ve learned a lot over the last decade. As I’ve been...

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How Should Your Tech Company Respond to Inflation

How Should Your Tech Company Respond to Inflation

By: Kacie Goff In the 70s and 80s, when inflation was closer to a fairly staggering 10% here in the U.S., tech companies were relatively rare. It’s no surprise. The Great Inflation didn’t create an ideal space for innovation, certainly. Businesses had a tough road to...

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