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Financial tips and best practices for growing businesses

The 2021 Pilot Founder Salary Report

New: Expanding our financial insights suite with Recurring Expenses

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

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

VC Fireside: Lindsay Lee of Authentic Ventures

Technology for Retail: Get the Guide

How to File Your Delaware Franchise Tax On Time

VC Fireside: Lan Xuezhao of Basis Set Ventures

Startup Tax Prep: How to Find the Right Tax Provider

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?

Startup Tax Filing: What You Need to Know

COGS vs Expenses: What’s the Difference?

What is Revenue Recognition: A Beginner’s Guide

Watch: How to Get Your Startup Budget Right

How to Approach Budgeting in Uncertain Times

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

What is an Outsourced CFO?

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

How startups might benefit from the new federal stimulus bill

PPP Flexibility Act: New Deadlines, New Spending Rules

How to Create (and Use) Your Business’s Budget

Pilot Partners with Gusto for Streamlined R&D Tax Credit Claims

Ask a VC: Fundraising in the COVID-19 Era

Resource: Adapting Your Financial Plan to a Changed Economy

Watch: R&D Tax Credit Essentials

Understanding Your Cash Flow

The PPP has run out of money. Now what?

How to Reduce Your Startup’s Operating Expenses (And Still Get Things Done)

PPP/CARES update: April 14

Watch: Making Sense of the CARES Act and the PPP

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

PPP/CARES update: April 5

Estimate Your PPP Loan Amount With This Calculator

PPP/CARES update: April 2

PPP/CARES update: March 31

Fireside Chat: Financial Strategies for Startups in Times of Uncertainty

Get the Guide to Claiming the R&D Tax Credit

What Does the Coronavirus Mean for Your Taxes?

The Top 5 Startup Bookkeeping Mistakes

Getting Tax Help: How Late is Too Late?

Business Tax Terms: A Beginner’s Guide

Getting Ready for Your Company’s First Tax Season

How the R&D Tax Credit Can Save your Business up to $250,000 a Year—and How to Claim It

Pilot Launches Three New Products That Reach Beyond Bookkeeping and Tax

Pilot’s Guide to Navigating Tax Deadlines

Automated Bookkeeping: Why You Need These Four Tools (And Not Just One Great Bookkeeping Service)

Outsourced Bookkeeping: Everything You Need to Know to Find a Bookkeeper You Love

Bookkeeping Software for Business: How to Choose What’s Right for You

Pilot’s Founding Story: How We Set Out to Build the Best Bookkeeping Service in the World

Small Business Expenses: The Most Important Deductions and How to Track Them

Financial Management for Small Business Owners

The Four Basic Financial Statements

How to Set — and Achieve — Financial Management Goals

QuickBooks vs. Xero vs. Wave: Which Bookkeeping Software Is Right for You?

Chart of Accounts Examples and Tips to Set Your Finance Team Up for Success

How to Set Up a Small Business Bookkeeping System

How Much Do Bookkeepers Charge: A State by State Breakout

Independent Contractor vs. Employee: A Detailed Breakdown of Costs, Facts, and Business Needs

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