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Best Startup-Friendly Banks

Best Startup-Friendly Banks

The partnerships your startup makes early on can make or break you. That includes financial partners beyond investors. When you choose a bank, you lock yourself into a specific set of options: the specific services and products that each bank provides.  Yes, you can...

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MRR vs. ARR: What’s The Difference and Why Does It Matter?

MRR vs. ARR: What’s The Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Since most startups operate at a loss in their early years, it might feel like there’s no way to get a handle on areas where you are seeing revenue growth. Fortunately, even while you’re operating on a shoestring, you can tap into two metrics to visualize where your...

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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 an 83(b) election?

What is an 83(b) election?

As a founder, you get one of the biggest perks through equity in your company. In your early days, you probably aren’t raking in a huge salary or taking sizable owner draws. But you can still be padding your pockets through your shares in your company. While these...

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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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The Best Bookkeeping Tips for Tech Startups

The Best Bookkeeping Tips for Tech Startups

When you’re in the early days of your startup, a lot comes down to money. So much of your focus has to go toward finding the funding you need to get your idea off the ground.  After all the work you put into finding investors, securing grants, or forging other paths...

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Best Startup-Friendly Banks

Best Startup-Friendly Banks

The partnerships your startup makes early on can make or break you. That includes financial partners beyond investors. When you choose a bank, you lock yourself into a specific set of options: the specific services and products that each bank provides.  Yes, you can...

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What is an 83(b) election?

What is an 83(b) election?

As a founder, you get one of the biggest perks through equity in your company. In your early days, you probably aren’t raking in a huge salary or taking sizable owner draws. But you can still be padding your pockets through your shares in your company. While these...

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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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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...

read more
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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Remote Work Benefits

Remote Work Benefits

https://youtu.be/bnT00cxOPek   A remote workforce can deliver a whole host of benefits to employers, from reduced overhead to the ability to tap into a broader (and potentially more skilled) employee pool. It can also help boost employee satisfaction and support...

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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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Meet Our Staff: Elias Bardis

Meet Our Staff: Elias Bardis

As our ShayCPA team grows, we've had the opportunity to bring some fantastic talent onboard. Elias is no exception. We'd like to give you the chance to get to know him a little better in our latest edition of the Meet Our Staff feature.  Elias joined us at the very...

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Meet Our Staff: Grace Tsou

Meet Our Staff: Grace Tsou

Lots of kids dread going to math class — but Grace has always been different. She’s had what she calls an “amicable relationship” with numbers since her youth. That made her a perfect fit for a career in accounting.  As our longest-tenured staff accountant here at...

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Meet Our Staff: Nina Lopez-Ortiz

Meet Our Staff: Nina Lopez-Ortiz

Here at ShayCPA, we strive to deliver a personalized experience. We know that finances are a source of stress for a lot of tech startup founders, and we want to help alleviate that with our dedicated expertise and our friendly approach. With that in mind, we want to...

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The ShayCPA team are Quickbooks ProAdvisor Certified

The ShayCPA team are Quickbooks ProAdvisor Certified

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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Our Team is Bill.com Certified

Our Team is Bill.com Certified

Let SHAY CPA P.C. help your startup with its A/P and A/R process. Each of our accounting staff members is certified in using Bill.com which helps set up a process for payments. This is great for companies that need a simple process for bill-pay/receivables management,...

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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...

read more
Best Startup-Friendly Banks

Best Startup-Friendly Banks

The partnerships your startup makes early on can make or break you. That includes financial partners beyond investors. When you choose a bank, you lock yourself into a specific set of options: the specific services and products that each bank provides.  Yes, you can...

read more
What is an 83(b) election?

What is an 83(b) election?

As a founder, you get one of the biggest perks through equity in your company. In your early days, you probably aren’t raking in a huge salary or taking sizable owner draws. But you can still be padding your pockets through your shares in your company. While these...

read more
What is an 83(b) election?

What is an 83(b) election?

As a founder, you get one of the biggest perks through equity in your company. In your early days, you probably aren’t raking in a huge salary or taking sizable owner draws. But you can still be padding your pockets through your shares in your company. While these...

read more
Tax Deductions for Startups

Tax Deductions for Startups

By Kacie Goff As you work to scale your startup, the old adage rings true: cash is king. The more cash you can have on hand, the easier it is to build your best product and launch into new opportunities. And tax deductions give you an excellent way to maximize your...

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Tech Company Tax Tips – by Akshay Shrimanker, CPA

Tech Company Tax Tips – by Akshay Shrimanker, CPA

Getting ready for tax season isn’t most people’s idea of fun. Here at ShayCPA, we think that’s most likely because it often comes with unexpected, unwelcome surprises. As a result, a lot of people feel tension at the mere mention of the word “taxes.” But it doesn’t...

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DELAWARE ANNUAL FILING-2022

DELAWARE ANNUAL FILING-2022

The Delaware Annual Filing is due on March 1st, just 3 weeks away. So make sure to be on the lookout for an email from your registered agent in Delaware. You can sometimes use their portal to file an entire annual report. You will need your file number, which you can...

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