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Startup Valuation: How to Choose the Right Method 

Startup valuation provides insight into the company’s ability to meet investor and customer expectations so that it can find new capital to grow. A startup valuation may factor in assets, business models, total addressable market, and the company’s expertise. Valuing a startup is both a science and art. Whether starting with a simple idea or …

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How to Build the Best Founders’ Agreement for Startups

With the immense amount of work you do when launching a startup, it’s easy to overlook creating a founders’ agreement. You’re in this together, and you trust your co-founders, right? Won’t everything be fine? Even if you’ve known them for years and have complete trust in them, you still need to build a founders’ agreement. …

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Sole Proprietorships: What to Know

Are you starting a business and considering whether to do a sole proprietorship? We’ll explain everything you need to know about starting a sole proprietorship, advantages, disadvantages, taxes, and other common questions. What is a Sole Proprietorship? Sole proprietorships are unincorporated businesses run by a single individual. This is the most common form of small …

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7 “Next Big Thing” Innovations to Watch as a Start-up

Disruptions in every industry are commonplace with the growth and development of technology and innovation. To be competitive in the current marketplace, start-ups must be innovative and integrate new technology into their operations. And for entrepreneurs looking to create start-ups within these new technologies, it’s critical to pick the next big thing that will drive …

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How Startups Use Automation as a Key Driver

To find market success amid a sea of ever-growing industry competition, startups can’t just stumble from one terrible idea to the next while ineffectively planning their operations, poorly leveraging their resources, and creating random approaches for execution. Startups need to harness specialized tools and strategies for their processes that can help them stay afloat while …

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Disruption: What Is It & Examples for Startups

Suppose you’ve been keeping up with any articles covering hot new tech-based services or apps over the past several years. In that case, you’ve likely encountered the word “disruption” being thrown around a lot, especially for companies in Silicon Valley. You may have also heard it applied to concepts within your own business! Despite this, …

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Data-Driven vs. Data-Informed: What’s the Difference?

Today’s businesses rely on data to formulate their growth strategies—data-driven and data-informed approaches are two unique ways you can leverage data to gain a competitive edge. Although the differences are subtle, each approach takes a different direction and changes how your company works with its available data. Related: How to Raise Venture Capital Taking a …

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Customer Experience Map: Simple Steps to Build One

If businesses want to stay afloat and succeed in the current age of widespread market competition, they need to pull out all possible stops. Especially when it comes to attracting the attention of customers, getting and keeping them engaged, convincing them to make purchases, and having them enjoy the entire experience. While more significant, more …

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Bookings: Understanding Their Roles in SaaS

Measuring the results of your SaaS company can get confusing quickly. And unlike revenue, bookings do not have a GAAP standard definition—it varies across businesses.  In general, bookings refer to a forward-looking metric that indicates a contract’s value over time. Let’s begin by discussing how this differs from revenue. Related: 5 Best Business Startup Tips …

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5 Tips Entrepreneurs Need to Know for Digital Marketing

The best way to grow your new startup business is to create and follow a solid digital marketing plan. We know that growing your startup is a significant undertaking and can be extremely challenging, especially without the right strategies. We’ll cover five tips that every startup can use to create a better digital marketing strategy …

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How Startup Technology Companies Qualify for the R&D Tax Credit

Startup technology companies are often the birthplace of breakthrough innovations, frequently engaging in research and development activities as they bring new concepts to market. Despite the common misconception that the R&D Tax Credit is reserved for large, established corporations with vast resources, it’s quite accessible for startups with the right qualifying activities. Understanding the criteria …

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How Startups Benefit from the IRS Seed Stage

Every year, the United States Government gives billions of dollars to innovative companies and businesses for creating or improving current technologies, processes, materials, and products. These incentives are provided by the U.S. Research & Experimentation Tax Credit program or R&D tax credit for short.  You may wonder why the government is willing to provide these …

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Venture Partner: a Critical Piece to Your Startup

Suppose you’re looking into potential venture capital (VC) sources to help support your budding startup or growing business operations. In that case, you must understand what venture partners are and what role they will ultimately play in your future business operations. But what are venture partners? And how do they impact your process of earning …

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Qualified Research Expenses (QRE): A Complete Guide

The Research & Development Tax Credit—or the R&D Tax Credit—is a federal credit that incentivizes, dollar-for-dollar, companies to improve existing processes and products or develop new ones. Any company that performs qualified research activities in the US can use this credit to offset its tax liability. Any expenses that qualify for this tax credit are …

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Research and Development Tax Credit Explained

Filing taxes can be complicated enough for individuals. Still, the process becomes even more frustrating when you’re a business owner, especially a successful one that operates multiple departments within a complex industry. Thankfully, our experts at TaxRobot can ensure you get your business taxes done right the first time through our automated processes. Not only …

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R&D Credits for Software Companies: What to Know

Software companies transform business operations in numerous industries by creating products that fuel productivity and efficiency. In support of continued innovation, R&D tax credits are available to many organizations, providing substantial savings opportunities for a range of software companies. Many expenses that software companies incur through their research and development are eligible, including contractor development …

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