Finance Questions


5 Votes
1 Answers
747 Views
Do Open Finances and Wages Build Trust in a Company?

Please only answer if you have personal experience with this topic. I've been hearing of more and more companies that choose to openly display their finances and/or employee wages to all employees...

asked Feb 28 '13 at 02:25
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Jeremiah Prummer
441 points

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1 Answers
645 Views
Tracking all work/items-delivered are invoiced

We are a small business and use Xero.com (which is an accounting system without ERP functionality). What we have found that we have at times lost track of items requested by the customer, and have...

asked Feb 10 '13 at 05:57
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G18c
113 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
587 Views
Is there a method for creating achievable financial forecasts?

Is there a method or set of methods for writing the financial forecasts and profit loss statements for the next two years of business when you have never actually traded? These documents are often...

asked Feb 4 '13 at 14:46
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Matthew
63 points

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2 Answers
590 Views
Calculating mileage for reimbursement

My wife is starting as a dance instructor while working at a regular job. Her studio space requires that she drive a fair distance to and from the house, and I have a couple of questions on how to...

asked Jan 14 '13 at 04:56
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John P
101 points

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1 Answers
521 Views
Rates where the Money Back Guarantees option is used

I have read several other posts on Money Back Guarantees, but none address my question, which is related to expense budgeting. We will be offering a service where we represent the interests of...

asked Jan 17 '13 at 19:25
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Elenesski
100 points

3 Votes
4 Answers
783 Views
Projecting Sales for Web Dev Business Plan

I am putting together a business plan for my Web Development startup. Cost of materials, marketing, etc. are the easy (fixed or one-time cost) parts - but I am trying to figure out how to create a...

asked Dec 18 '12 at 09:00
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Itamar
116 points

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1 Answers
5.48K Views
Inactive co-founder holds 33% but refuses to dilute

We are 3 founders in the business. The two are working as close to full-time as we can given we dont receive a salary, we each hold 44% and 23% which leaves the last partner with 33%. He has been...

asked Dec 9 '12 at 13:46
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Seventy Six
1 point

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3 Answers
758 Views
Seed funding question

We are in our seed round and the investors are asking for preferred shares of the company and terms that they own a percentage of the code/software and a percentage of the patent rights. We are...

asked Nov 30 '12 at 14:46
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Devin Shavenoff
8 points

3 Votes
1 Answers
599 Views
Holding and spending USD from Australia

My business is based in Australia, but most of my sales are made in the USA in US dollars, and most of the bills my business pays are also paid in USD (via debit card). I know that some...

asked Oct 16 '12 at 13:27
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Paul Stovell
204 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
535 Views
Evaluating an online venture on the basis of user acquisition and traffic

How can I evaluate my online venture on the basis of traffic and user acquisition to estimate the value of my company and do financial projections. Say, an online venture has 1000 registered users...

asked Sep 19 '12 at 03:42
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Sourabh
288 points

1 Votes
4 Answers
809 Views
What to do when an investor ask for a percentage of future revenues

We have a profitable hardware and SaaS business. some clients want to obtain a 12-month financing to buy our hardware. we need extra money to allow it. that would increase our monthly income by...

asked Aug 24 '12 at 02:14
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Sd Reyes
156 points

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2 Answers
763 Views
Investor has $50,000 for 1/3 of startup company, founders have only $20,000 for 2/3 of company. How should the company be structured?

During the incorporation of a company, my business partner and I decided to put in $1000 for 1000 shares in the new company. The equity was split 33%, 67%. So I had 670 shares, and business partner...

asked Jul 19 '12 at 14:31
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Mark
21 points

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1 Answers
731 Views
is depreciation an operating expense or not

Depreciation is added in operating expense, but Depreciation is an expensible item that does not actually cause a decrease in Cash Flow, so Depreciation is backed out of the Cash Spent...

asked Jun 5 '12 at 22:21
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Aaryan
4 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
931 Views
I'm an English man living in Germany, where should I register my business?

I suppose this question would be useful to anyone who is natively from one country but living in another setting up a business. I'm an English man currently with a business bank account and sole...

asked May 25 '12 at 17:59
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Littlejim84
141 points

3 Votes
2 Answers
656 Views
Buy or Rent/Lease

Assuming a venture-backed startup with seed financing that plans to raise further rounds: does it make sense to buy things or should it go for renting/leasing? "Renting" something (office...

asked May 31 '12 at 23:28
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Sascha Konietzke
118 points

4 Votes
3 Answers
1.4K Views
Do companies get taxed on money deposited by owners?

I just started a business (startup) and wanted to do the right thing by having a bank account for the company and putting all the business expenses on the business account. Now, I am in NY and I...

asked May 3 '12 at 00:24
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Ariel
138 points

-2 Votes
2 Answers
509 Views
What is more important: growth or margins?

I have a startup which is 2 years old. I would like to know whether I should be more concerned about growth or profit margins? My startup is a software development firm.

asked Apr 17 '12 at 10:32
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Meetpd
99 points

5 Votes
6 Answers
996 Views
How do I prove my finances to a partner? My partner is afraid I will not give him his full cut

I own and operate a company selling products online. A partner is stepping in and wants to sell our product line across it's websites. However, my company will accept the payments from the...

asked Apr 18 '12 at 00:49
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Alexandre H. Tremblay
186 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
614 Views
Is it necessary to have a Co-founder and team and then go to VC

I have single-handedly written all code needed for an alpha/beta till date. Now i want to go beta and hire marketing professionals and a developer. For that i need money and VC funds. Shall i...

asked Apr 13 '12 at 23:02
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aditya tiwari
8 points

3 Votes
5 Answers
1.14K Views
Startup Financial Plan

I need to prepare a financial/cashflow/budget plan for my startup. Can anyone offer suggestions about what items I should include or exclude? Are there any 'templates' available for preparing this...

asked Feb 24 '12 at 18:32
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Ben Cornwell
16 points