While many of these mistakes or potential issue items are likely to be more prevalent in a business with a lean (or essentially non-existent) finance team, we’ve seen large businesses deal with many of these same challenges. Here are the top 8 mistakes I see most frequently (along with some potential fixes if you are […]
SaaS Finance Best Practices
Read, listen and watch SaaS finance best practices for founders and leaders of growing technology companies. Join SaaS co-founders and operators Justin and Anna Talerico for capital-efficient sales, marketing, customer success, culture and liquidity guidance.
Many SaaS companies go through due diligence in a less-than-ideal state. That’s a lot less stressful when you know what that means. A while back I wrote about what to expect in SaaS due diligence and provided an interactive institutional readiness report card to help you prepare, but today I want to address the consequences […]
In the early days, the higher priced, enterprise SaaS companies tended to require annual, or at least quarterly, payments. But SaaS that targeted the SMB, or that was at a lower price point, offered monthly subscription payments as the norm. This approach to billing has shifted in the past year or two. SaaS companies at all […]
Rev rec must be timely, accurate, consistent and auditable in order to be reliable as a management tool. Strategically, deferred revenue has sizable implications on how cash in the business is managed and invested. This is a CEO’s look at revenue recognition.
Even when you manage an efficient income statement, low liquidity in your balance sheet can keep you up at night. Since even founders need to sleep (a little), we need ways to shore up that liquidity without ceding board control or mortgaging our homes.
This article looks at the things I like to spend money on and the things I don’t. It looks at a tech company P&L through the lens of dollars spent and their expected upside in growth.