Meet the Team: Monique Bonamer

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Meet the Team: Monique Bonamer - Team Awesome

How did you end up working with Red Granite and ORBA?
I worked in the office of a motorcycle retail dealership and wanted a change of pace and scenery. After 12 years of bank deposits, operational meetings, working through holidays… When I came across the ad online for an “Awesome Accounting Manager”, I knew they were talking about me. Read more about Monique Bonamer and her undercover skills… hint: it includes a stellar poker face.

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…

Meet the Team: Segdrick Byrd

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Meet the Team: Segdrick Byrd

How did you end up working with Red Granite and ORBA? The ability to gain exposure to varying clients and industries were appealing to me. The job ad/description spoke to my personality and an exciting culture… I was sold at Awesome!! Read more about Segdrick and his “psychic” abilities…

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.

Meet the Team: Florencio Vera

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Meet the Team: Florencio Vera

How did you end up working with Red Granite and ORBA? Carolyn and I worked together at a not-for-profit organization before she transitioned to RG. After hearing all the great things…

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…

Meet the Team: Amy Jackson

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Meet the Team: Amy Jackson

How did you end up working with Red Granite and ORBA? Halfway through college, I decided to give up my dream of becoming a civil engineer and study accounting…