The four biggest fraud risks finance teams face

by Tom Baragwanath

Published on 22 October 2018

If there’s one thing the daily business pages will tell you, it’s this: fraud is a risk for any business. No matter how dedicated your finance team or how tight your systems, you’ll still be exposed to the possibility of being defrauded, either by an employee or an external party.

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Expense policy 101: understanding the basics

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 18 October 2018

As an entrepreneur just starting out, drafting and implementing an expense policy is probably not high on your list of priorities. Even though you’re probably more interested in growing your team or acquiring new users, it’s important to spend some time thinking about the future, too.

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Business expenses: why the way we pay for things at work is broken

by Tom Baragwanath

Published on 15 October 2018

The last decade has seen radical boosts in the efficiency and simplicity of workplace tasks. Technologies like cloud storage and online collaboration empower teams to work quickly and conveniently, and with minimal compliance and hassle.

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How to handle employee expense advances

by Yasmine Guyot

Published on 12 October 2018

Issuing an expense advance represents a real challenge for companies. You need to be able to give employees a way to pay things, but giving the money up front can feel risky.  For smaller expenses, businesses tend to rely on company credit cards, or ask the employee to pay out of their own pocket. But both of these options are limiting: team

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Business automation: automate these six boring finance processes

by Tom Baragwanath

Published on 11 October 2018

Nowadays, there’s no excuse for soaking up your finance team’s valuable time and effort with clunky manual processes. If anyone in your team is still copying and pasting data between Excel sheets, they might as well be working with quills and parchment.

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Scaling up: the change management process for CFOs and finance teams

by Tom Baragwanath

Published on 08 October 2018

It's finally time to scale up your business. This is the moment that most startup executives dream of and long for from the moment they choose a company name. And while you're unquestionably excited, you're about to have to handle a range of changes that you may never have encountered.

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E-commerce influencer marketing: how to build your brand with VIPs

by Tom Baragwanath

Published on 04 October 2018

The growing role of social media has made it lucrative for online businesses to deal with influencers in promoting products and services. This is particularly the case for growing ecommerce businesses looking to boost their customer base.

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Employees hate filing expense reports. Here's why, & how to fix them!

by Tom Baragwanath

Published on 01 October 2018

Slow, inconvenient, fiddly, and compliance-heavy: traditional paper expense reports manage to combine an amazing number of annoying features. They’re so irritating, it’s almost impressive - almost.

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User recommended: 18 great productivity tools for startups

by Tom Baragwanath

Published on 27 September 2018

Let’s face it: no matter where you are in the startup cycle, you could always use an efficiency boost. Even if you’re a market leader, there’s still plenty of room to improve!

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Entrepreneur stories: Founders explain why every startup needs a mentor

by Tom Baragwanath

Published on 25 September 2018

Every thriving startup succeeds on a mixture of innovative vision, specialist knowledge, and above all, perseverance.

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Five e-commerce tools to help grow your business faster

by Tom Baragwanath

Published on 20 September 2018

Today, it’s easier than ever for someone to start their own e-commerce business. Fed up with the office grind? By next Tuesday you could be CEO of Patty’s Custom Hammocks!

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4 excellent small business accounting software tools to try

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 14 September 2018

There are hundreds of accounting tools aimed at small businesses, but which one is the best for you? We’ve narrowed the list down to only the very best.

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Go fully paperless with certified eReceipts

by Stephanie Bowker

Published on 12 September 2018

You know the hundreds of paper receipts you have stored in a drawer or filing cabinet in case of an audit? Well, toss ‘em!

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Online businesses: 10 e-commerce mistakes new entrepreneurs make

by Tom Baragwanath

Published on 11 September 2018

Starting an online business is a lucrative dream for many people. The e-commerce industry offers freedom and challenge, not to mention the opportunity to find your niche, put your passions to work, and reap the rewards.

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Startup marketing budget: How to allocate and manage your expenses

by Patrick Whatman

Published on 06 September 2018

Modern marketing teams have a long list of expenses. Even if you’re a bootstrapped startup, you’ll need tools and services to manage many of the tasks that you can’t do on your own.

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