The Pilot Blog

Financial tips and best practices for growing businesses

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

Announcing $40M in Series B Funding and Pilot Tax

Double-entry vs. Single-entry Bookkeeping

E-Commerce Bookkeeping: Key Points to Consider in a Bookkeeping Solution

14 of the Best Tools for Startups in 2022

How to Choose a Bookkeeping Software

Why Cash-Basis Accounting Could End up Sinking Your Startup

Mixing Personal and Business Expenses Is More Than a Tax-Time Headache — Here’s Why (And How to Fix It)

How to Automate Your Business’s Bank Reconciliation

Burn Rate Calculator: Calculate Your Burn Rate and Startup Runway

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

How to Hire Accountants

Bench vs. Pilot: A Comprehensive Comparison of Two Bookkeeping Services for Business Owners

Don’t Make These Three Common Cap Table Mistakes

What Does a Bookkeeper Do? (Plus How to Find a Good One)

Why Startups Should Never Use Credit Unions (and What to Use Instead)

Bookkeeping Services: How to Find the Right Bookkeeper for Your Business in 2021

Sujay Jaswa on How to Grow Your Early-Stage Business

How to Raise a Series A

How to Build and Scale Your Engineering Team

Wave Capital’s Sara Adler on How to Get Your Startup Acquired

Meraki’s Hans Robertson on Building a Startup Finance Team

Stripe’s Stacie Faggioli on How to Structure Your Financial Organization

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