The 5 Most Common Signs You Have Outgrown QuickBooks

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5 Signs You Have Outgrown QuickBooks

We often get asked by growing companies whether they have outgrown QuickBooks. Let us preface this by saying when we get asked this, the honest answer is, “it depends.” It depends on your company size, it depends what industry you are in, it depends how quickly your company is growing… you get the picture. And another disclaimer: we love QuickBooks. We use it for plenty of our clients. But it does have it its limitations.

5 Ways Omnichannel Retail Influences Your Accounting

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Omnichannel Retail Influences Accounting | Red Granite - The Entrepreneur's CFO

When “omnichannel” was first mentioned, Marketers everywhere were dubbing it as the next buzzword marketing term. Yet, as the years have gone by, its prevalence has increased considerably throughout publications. In fact, recent stats suggest that today’s consumers use an average of almost six touch-points across different devices when researching and buying goods, suggesting merchants really do need to be on top of multiple buying journeys in order to truly tap into (and succeed) within the modern retail environment.

The Financial Evolution of a Startup

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Financial Evolution of a Startup - Outsourced Accounting Blog

In the beginning of the evolution of a startup, it is likely that the founder is in a “lone wolf scenario.” He or she is grinding away to get the business off the ground. As a result, the owner is wearing a lot of hats: CEO, CTO, marketing, HR, accounting manager. You name it and the founder probably has his or her hands in it….

Budgeting & Forecasting for High Growth Companies

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Budgeting and Forecasting for High Growth Companies - Red Granite | Outsourced Accounting in Chicago IL

We recently hosted a roundtable discussion on budgeting and forecasting for high growth companies at The Junto Institute in Chicago, IL. Check out the slide deck below for more.

11 Lessons in Cloud-Based Etiquette

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Lessons in Cloud-Based Etiquette

Have you been on the receiving end of some unbecoming cloud-based etiquette? At one point or another, I’m sure all of us has experienced a video conference with someone while their roommate was chowing down on Chipotle in the background. Here are our 11 lessons for life in the cloud…

Curating a Culture for Growth

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Curating a Culture for Growth

By employing open book management and offering a stake in profits you can retain great talent to help your company thrive. Learn the key concepts, metrics and incentives needed to curate your culture for growth.

How to Prepare for Raising VC and Angel Funding

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How to Prepare to Raise VC and Angel Funding

Let us start with a dose of reality. Very few, as in significantly less than 1%, of emerging U.S. businesses successfully secure Venture Capital (VC) funding. Think you could be in that 1%? Read our 3 steps to prepare for raising VC and angel funding.

Financial Goals: Going beyond “keeping overhead low”

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Financial Goals

We know we don’t need to convince you to make financial goals. We’ve all heard the: “don’t spend more than you make,” and “lower your overhead” advice. But those are a little obvious. Instead, use these 5 approaches…

The Do’s & Don’ts of Pricing Your Product

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Pricing Your Product

From Freemium to Premium, you have to decide what’s right for your company when pricing your product and what fits industry standards. But there are a few things that are universal no matter which pricing scheme you choose…

Infographic: Why Use Cloud Accounting Services?

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Cloud Accounting Services Benefits Title

Outsourcing is a fast-growing way to deliver professional services. As Millennials emerge as the next wave of business owners, they’re making the switch to cloud accounting services for their financial needs. And it’s no surprise why…