Finance Questions


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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
893 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
608 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

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3 Answers
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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

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2 Answers
477 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
942 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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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
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3 Votes
5 Answers
1.07K 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

4 Votes
4 Answers
1.29K Views
Funding: Kickstarter or Family Loan?

Background I've been working on a video game for android devices (i.e. an app) for some months now, and I'm getting close to completing a solid, well polished product I'm lucky enough to have an...

asked Jan 25 '12 at 11:32
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James Coote
130 points

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707 Views
Where can I find detailed information about a company's stock structure prior to their IPO?

I'm curious to know about the stock structures of a lot of companies. For example Marc Pincus of Zynga has preferred stock, where each of his share's voting power is 70x greater than those that are...

asked Dec 31 '11 at 03:43
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User784637
56 points

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What is the best way to facilitate payouts to users bank accounts?

What is the best way to facilitate payouts to user bank accounts? After checking with my local bank wire-transfers are $25 each and can't be triggered programmatically. Where else should I explore...

asked Nov 16 '11 at 06:34
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User1305
101 points

2 Votes
2 Answers
841 Views
Ads or no Ads for a web app?

I'm just about to release my first publicly available web app, and I'm wondering what type of revenue model to use. Basically, the entire idea of the app is that it does not require log ins, so,...

asked Nov 7 '11 at 08:15
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Dhaivat Pandya
111 points

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3.26K Views
Can we use the tax classification of "disregarded entity" for our LLC if all owners live and work outside the US?

We have registered a US LLC to help us get a US bank account. We are based in the UK, however we have some suppliers we import from in the US and we have clients who will purchase from us in the...

asked Nov 9 '11 at 22:24
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Nikolay Piryankov
683 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
575 Views
How usually companies pays out percentage for developers?

I would like to know roughly how the payments are done if the company was started by two developers and me, owner. Let's say, I give them 10 % each, thats 20 % of the company's profit product....

asked Oct 26 '11 at 21:50
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John
38 points

7 Votes
6 Answers
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How much accounting should a founder of a startup know?

I just started up a mobile game company, set up Quickbooks online, and now I'm trying to read up on accounting. Right now I'm reading The Accounting Game. It's a great book and it makes really...

asked Nov 4 '11 at 17:19
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Edgar Miranda
230 points

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1 Answers
471 Views
To launch a website business, what do I need for funding?

I just want to have my own website where I sell products that I manufacture using CAD software. I'm trying to look three ahead because that's supposedly how long it takes for a business to start...

asked Oct 8 '11 at 16:55
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Wolfpack'08
99 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
810 Views
Paying contractor via ACH bank transfer

I have a single member LLC. When paying a contractor (about 10k) is it okay to just do a ACH bank transfer or should I send them a check. Related, when I pay myself, it is okay to do an ACH bank...

asked Oct 13 '11 at 08:25
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Max
111 points

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3 Answers
780 Views
Do angels/venture capitalists expect you to invest your own capital?

I recently talked with some nice retired business people about startups. They gave me some great help but one thing that they said stuck out and I wanted to confirm or deny it. I was told that the...

asked Oct 4 '11 at 09:05
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David Mokon Bond
234 points

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3 Answers
2.25K Views
How feasible is a business model that sells fan T-shirts / cups for a small website?

I was trying to understand the concept of the business model of Kingdom Of Loathing They were doing stuff like selling T-shirts and cups, so basically I was wondering what are the benefits for...

asked Sep 1 '11 at 23:16
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Pacerier
317 points

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5 Answers
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How do I find the perfect investor to start my company?

I have spent 4 years of day and night research on web security and invented the World Wide Web's most secured website. My website is an emailing system with 96.40% hacker safety, zero spam and...

asked Aug 13 '11 at 12:49
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Karz
126 points