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4 Signs You Need to Step Up Your Startup’s Bookkeeping

Silicon Valley Has a Bookkeeping Problem

Startup Tax Prep: How to Find the Right Tax Provider

Bookkeeping and Taxes: When Is It Time to Stop DIY?

How to Reduce Your Startup’s Operating Expenses

How Changes to R&D Expensing in 2022 Affect Your Business

How to Approach Budgeting During an Economic Downturn

Startup Tax Filing: What You Need to Know

How to Ace Your YC Interview

How to Scale While Saving Time and Money

The 2022 Pilot Founder Salary Report

A Former Founder Shares 5 Important Lessons

Dealing with a Downturn: How to Prepare for a Dip in the Market

4 Mistakes That Second-Time Founders Need to Be Aware Of

Beating the Bear: How to Navigate a Turbulent Market

The Four Things That Matter When You’re After Hyper-Growth

6 Ways Founders Can Improve Their Personal Finances

What Is a Fractional CFO and Do I Need One?

The Recovery Startup Business Tax Credit

How To Get the Most Out of an Accelerator Program

(Re-) Calculating Your Cash Burn Rate in a Downturn

Founder to Founder: Advice for Navigating the Downturn

Personal Finance for Founders: Things to Keep in Mind

Tying The Knot with Investors: How to Find the Perfect Fit

What Are the Benefits of an 83b Election?

How to Prepare For a Startup Accelerator Program

3 Sessions I’m Most Excited for at Founder Tactics

Announcing Founder Tactics 2022

Getting Your First ‘Yes’ From an Investor

How Founders Can Stay Competitive in a Hot Hiring Market

What is an Outsourced CFO?

5 Tips for Startup Hiring

Financial Pitfalls to Avoid With Your Startup

Top 9 Y Combinator Application and Interview Tips You Need to Know

Tax Implications of Converting From an LLC to a C-corp to Consider

Hiring Remote Employees? Here's What You Should Consider

How to Prepare for Your YC Application Video

How to File Your Delaware Franchise Tax On Time

What Are Key Tax Deadlines for Startups?

What Startup Founders Should Know Before an IPO

Tips for Scaling Your Startup Sales Process

6 End-of-Year Mistakes That Startups Should Avoid

6 E-Commerce KPI Metrics Your Need to Monitor

How to file a 1099 form for vendors, contractors, and freelancers

Watch: How to secure startup funding and scale

The Pilot Founder Salary Report

New: Expanding our financial insights suite with Recurring Expenses

How to Calculate COGS (Cost of Goods Sold)

Pilot Guide: Recommended Financial Stack for Startups

Understanding Cash-Basis Accounting vs. Accrual-Basis Accounting

MRR vs. ARR: How to Measure SaaS Subscription Revenue

How to Read a Statement of Cash Flows (Plus an Example Statement)

How to Build Your Startup’s Sales Team: A Guide

New: Introducing Flux Insights in Pilot

Watch: Demystifying the Fundraising Process

Understanding Startup Property Taxes

Watch: Raising Your First Round

E-Commerce Financing: A Guide to Your Options

Watch: What They Don’t Tell You About Acquisitions

What is a Controller, and When Do You Need One?

Startup Guide to California Franchise Tax

Inventory Management Systems for E-Commerce: A Brief Guide

How to Get the Most from Your Startup’s Board

What Are Back Office Services?

Startup Stories: How immi Is Disrupting the $42B Ramen Industry

Meet Fintech’s Newest Unicorn

Startup Stories: Lessons Learned From Winding Down Cherry

How to Evaluate an R&D Tax Credit Provider: 3 Questions to Ask

VC Fireside: Lindsay Lee of Authentic Ventures

Technology for Retail: Get the Guide

VC Fireside: Lan Xuezhao of Basis Set Ventures

Pilot R&D Tax Credit: How It Works

Pilot Closes $60M Series C from Sequoia: What Comes Next

Startup Stories: How Welcome Staged a Turnaround

PPP2 is Live: How it Works

How to Read a Balance Sheet

PPP Loans December 2020 Update: What to Know

[Watch] The End of Year Checklist: Are You Prepared for 2021?

COGS vs Expenses: What’s the Difference?

What is Revenue Recognition: A Beginner’s Guide

Watch: How to Get Your Startup Budget Right

Your Complete Guide to Paying Employees Who Moved Out of State During COVID-19

Annual Budgeting Guide for Startups

CFO vs. Controller: What’s the Difference?

Questions on Startup Finances? Watch Jessica McKellar’s AMA

Get the Guide: What To Do After You Found a Tech Startup

How to Read a P&L Statement

Small Team, Big Results: How a Lean Startup Saves Time and Money with Pilot

Helping “Trash” Make Treasure: How This Startup Wins Competitive Grants with Pilot

3 Signs It’s Time to Switch Bookkeepers (Before Tax Time)

How Pilot Helped a Viral Food Blog Grow Its Digital Media Empire

How Good Are Your Books? Take Our Quiz!

How to Leverage Your Back Office for Growth

How to File an Income Tax Extension for Your Startup

Bookkeeping with Pilot: How It Works

What to Know About the July 15 Tax Deadline

How Investors Evaluate Your Business

PPP Loan Forgiveness: What We Know

PPP Flexibility Act: New Deadlines, New Spending Rules

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