10 major problems with using the company card to pay online

by Patrick Whatman

Published on 29 October 2018

There are plenty of things to love about credit cards. Most obviously: paying for things is pretty much always simple, almost anywhere in the world.

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Prepaid expenses: 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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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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Small business strategy: 22 startups on the best changes they've made

by Patrick Whatman

Published on 04 September 2018

Every startup has room for improvement. In fact, most have so many potential changes to make, it can become paralysing.  When you'd like to change everything, you end up changing nothing. So why don't we just focus on one important reform? One thing that could make a real difference to your business now. We asked 22 real startups or small

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Company credit card fraud: How to respond and recover

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 30 August 2018

For many startups, relying on a company credit card for day-to-day expenses makes sense - at least in the short term. You want to enable your staff to get out and do their thing, and the company plastic is a simple way to let them get the job done. For most growing businesses, this is option number one.

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Startup finances: A CEO’s guide to effective expense management

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 16 August 2018

Chances are you became the CEO of a startup because you love to build something and watch it grow. You almost certainly didn’t become a CEO because of a burning passion for Excel and expense management. If so, that’s cool too - we’re not here to judge.

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Growth vs scaling: What's the difference and why does it matter?

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 14 June 2018

Looking at the international business landscape today, it’s hard to ignore the fact that some companies have grown incredibly large in a relatively short amount of time. As it turns out, this phenomenon has two different terms that might seem interchangeable — growth vs scaling.

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How to define reimbursable expenses for your business

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 12 April 2018

In a previous article on this blog, we explained the basics of setting up an expense policy. There was just one thing that we left out — the kinds of expenses you should include. That’s what we’re looking at today.

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5 tips to effectively update your expense policy

by Faustine Rohr-Lacoste

Published on 08 February 2018

So you've read up on the benefits of having an expense policy, and you've set one up for your company. Great decision! It's important, however, to avoid seeing it as a static entity that never changes. Your company is constantly changing, so the policy will end up being out of date before you know it. Instead, you should treat it as a dynamic and

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How to better control employee expenses

by Sonya Cerclet

Published on 10 August 2017

Managing your employees' expenses can be complicated, time-consuming and tedious, not to mention a major hassle for your finance department. Fortunately, there are ways to make this process less of a drag. We're here to show you how. 

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