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How to Put Together a Competitive Benefits Package

It’s a dilemma that plagues many entrepreneurs: Should you offer employees a benefits package? And, if so, what should you offer that will meet the needs of your workers without incurring undue financial liability on the business? While some bootstrapped startups have opted to either slash or cut benefits entirely, giving employees the responsibility of…

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How to Build an Effective (& Legal) Internship Program

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Hiring interns is an excellent way to energize your startup with fresh, young talent while also providing them with the training and real-life skills to help launch a career down the road. In addition, bringing interns on board can give new managers an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of overseeing other workers. Ideally,…

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Startup Financial Audits: Why, When, and How

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Having anyone with the title of “auditor” poke into your startup’s finances is a scenario that instills fear and terror in the hearts and minds of many entrepreneurs. And yet, getting an audit is a practical and effective way for startups to review their financial books and make sure the business is compliant with accounting…

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Building an Accounting and Finance Team: From Zero to CFO

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We are often asked by startup clients when is the right time to put together an accounting and finance department. The answer in an ideal world? As soon as possible. As we discussed in the blog post entitled “Startup Accounting”, it’s crucial to bring on a professional accountant, usually on a contract basis for cost…

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How to Create a Happy and Productive Work Culture

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Toxic office politics. Micromanaging supervisors. The tyrannical boss. These signature hallmarks of a worker’s nightmare are, unfortunately, a daily reality for many people. It doesn’t have to be that way. You – and your staff – can enjoy work by putting into place a few workplace policies and perks that foster a productive and happy…

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Venture Debt: Why You Need It and When to Pursue It

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First things first, let’s define “venture debt”. Venture debt refers to a loan that banks or other lenders provide to venture-backed early-stage or emerging companies. This type of loan can be a great way to fuel growth for a startup. Not only can the financing be used for working capital but also for buying inventory…

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Rick Gombos Joins Full Stack Finance as Senior Partner

Rick Gombos Joins Full Stack Finance as Senior Partner As demand for accounting, HR, and finance services from startup companies continues to grow in 2018, the firm makes a key hire and builds on its position as the leading provider of these services to the tech and startup ecosystem in Southern California. Santa Monica/Pasadena, November…

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Startup HR: Why It’s Vital to Start Early

A solid HR strategy often goes overlooked when launching a new business. After all, it’s not exactly one of the most thrilling parts of launching a company. But knowing when to bring on a human resources pro to take on recruiting and employee relation responsibilities is key for first-time founders and early-stage startups. It’s common…

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