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2024 Tech Company Tax Tips

2024 Tech Company Tax Tips

Does thinking about filing your taxes put some tension on your shoulders? If so, it’s probably because you’ve had a less-than-ideal filing experience in the past. And in most cases, those unwelcome filing instances come from surprises.  Or you might be feeling...

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How CorpNet Helps Startups with State Compliance

How CorpNet Helps Startups with State Compliance

Sometimes, running your business isn’t the hardest part of running your business. Instead, complying with state and federal regulations, from taxes to employer requirements, feels most burdensome.  Fortunately, you can pay someone else to handle that for you. And...

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Budgeting for 2024 for Your Tech Company

Budgeting for 2024 for Your Tech Company

Think back to the earliest days of your startup. What started off as nothing more than an idea bloomed into a company. How did that happen? To a large extent, you can probably chalk it up to careful planning followed by diligent execution. With the new year about to...

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What are SAFE Agreements?

What are SAFE Agreements?

A relatively new tool has come into founders’ hands: simple agreements for future equity, or SAFEs. But are they, as the name suggests, simple? Not necessarily.  They’re still worth wrapping your head around, though, because SAFEs could give you a way to get the...

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What are Convertible Notes?

What are Convertible Notes?

Finding investors for your early-stage startup can feel particularly challenging. When you’re working with what might amount to little more than a good idea and a basic product, it’s hard to quantify. And yet, so much of startup financing hinges on getting a valuation...

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2023 Chart of Accounts for Tech Founders

2023 Chart of Accounts for Tech Founders

When compared to traditional small businesses, early-stage technology startups have nuances that they need to consider when putting together their financial statements and chart of accounts. Often, I find that entrepreneurs have used a financial model to assist them...

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How CorpNet Helps Startups with State Compliance

How CorpNet Helps Startups with State Compliance

Sometimes, running your business isn’t the hardest part of running your business. Instead, complying with state and federal regulations, from taxes to employer requirements, feels most burdensome.  Fortunately, you can pay someone else to handle that for you. And...

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What is a Fractional CFO?

What is a Fractional CFO?

A lot of pieces make up a successful startup: a great idea, an innovative team, willing investors — the list goes on. But at the end of the day, there’s one key component that can make or break everything else: your finances.  The way your organization manages its...

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What is a 409A Valuation?

What is a 409A Valuation?

Once your startup goes public, any and everyone can see what you’re worth. But when you’re private, you still want to have a way to know where you’re valued. Fortunately, you don’t have to fly blindly here. You can get a 409A valuation.  This valuation, which you...

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Thank You to Our Clients, Partners, and Team

Thank You to Our Clients, Partners, and Team

Over here at ShayCPA, we’ve grown and learned a lot over the course of 2023. As I look back, I have a lot of gratitude.  This year, there were quite a few different highlights. We had some amazing accomplishments, including hitting our ten-year anniversary. And we’ve...

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ShayCPA Looks Back on 2023

ShayCPA Looks Back on 2023

It’s been a busy year for our team — in the best possible way. We’ve had the opportunity to travel all around the country to participate in a handful of exciting events, from our own company retreat to industry favorites like TechCrunch Disrupt and QuickBooks...

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Tech Day- Founders Summit 2022

Tech Day- Founders Summit 2022

SHAY CPA P.C. sponsored TechDay HQ's 2022 Founder's Summit event in NYC. TechDay HQ's Founder's Summit is a highly focused conference designed exclusively for startup founders and their c-suite executives. The conference featured educational sessions presented by...

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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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Meet Our Staff: Megan Mahlstadt

Meet Our Staff: Megan Mahlstadt

In case you missed it, we’ve been using our blog page to introduce you to our ShayCPA team members. As we continue growing, it gives us an excellent opportunity to make sure you know the people who might be answering your email or phone call. Plus, it’s a chance to...

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Revenue Recognition for SaaS Companies

Revenue Recognition for SaaS Companies

Founders, as you embark on your journey of starting your SaaS-based business, one thing that will come up time and time again will be the concept of “revenue recognition.” That, of course, begs the question: what is revenue recognition?  In short, it’s the process of...

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What is Financial Due Diligence?

What is Financial Due Diligence?

When you’re trying to get people excited about your idea, it’s tempting to want to gild the lily. But startup founders should never put themselves in a position where they’ve overpromised only to underdeliver. It can — and almost always will — catch up to you because...

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What is a 409A Valuation?

What is a 409A Valuation?

Once your startup goes public, any and everyone can see what you’re worth. But when you’re private, you still want to have a way to know where you’re valued. Fortunately, you don’t have to fly blindly here. You can get a 409A valuation.  This valuation, which you...

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PR For Your Startup – Is the Right Time Now?

PR For Your Startup – Is the Right Time Now?

By Scott Rosenblum As we head into 2024, founders might be reviewing revenue goals, hiring, operational costs, taxes, and marketing spending. Some may also be considering adding Public Relations to that spend to help build brand awareness.   Most founders hear that...

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2024 Tech Company Tax Tips

2024 Tech Company Tax Tips

Does thinking about filing your taxes put some tension on your shoulders? If so, it’s probably because you’ve had a less-than-ideal filing experience in the past. And in most cases, those unwelcome filing instances come from surprises.  Or you might be feeling...

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6 Year-End Tax Planning Tips for 2023

6 Year-End Tax Planning Tips for 2023

As the year wraps up, it’s time to start making that list and checking it twice. No, it’s not your holiday gift list. It’s your year-end tax planning to-dos.  Taking some time to get yourself sorted could mean thousands of dollars of savings between your startup’s...

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Passing the Four-Part R&D Tax Credit Test

Passing the Four-Part R&D Tax Credit Test

Who wouldn’t want to cut their tax bill by as much as $500,000?  It’s no surprise, then, that a lot of companies — especially startups trying to extend their runway as much as possible — explore the R&D tax credit. Technically called the Credit for Increasing...

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