Too many founders wing it when it comes to financials and have no idea how to use basic modeling to drive strategy. In this course, we’ll teach you how to build a basic financial model, read financial statements, and understand cash flow, balance sheets, and income statements.


July 24th, 2015

Here's your mission, if you choose to accept it: You've borrowed money from friends and family to launch your business. Between loans and personal... More

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Sean Greene CEO & Founder, Bambino

January 22nd, 2016

I'm an early stage startup with minimal, but growing, accounting needs. Should I pursue an agreement with InDinero, an alternative cloud service,... More

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Shamim Hasan CEO at Xpart Solutions

September 23rd, 2016

I know the question is quite generic. There could be many factors. I want to know most appealing factors from the perspective of investors. More

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Dhruv Vasishtha Product Management at Medidata Solutions

January 7th, 2014

Hey FD,I was approached by a competitor of the old consulting firm I used to work at for a freelance contractor position. I am currently negotiating... More

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Kate Murphy Hustler at Hustle Con

August 30th, 2015

Fintech startups have disrupted many areas of the financial world -- fundraising, payment, loans, etc. But what areas of finance remain relatively... More

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Nate Holbrook Founder / CEO at Lilac

June 28th, 2015

Not ready to hire a full-time CFO for funding purposes but we need someone to do more than bookkeeping. When is the right time to hire a full-time... More

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Alex Eckelberry CEO at

August 29th, 2015

Curious what's hot these days, specifically accounting apps that can handle the deferred revenue, MRR/ARR sales models common to cloud business.   More

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Richard Johnson CEO of Fintech Startup

August 24th, 2015

I'm talking to someone who's a great fit for one of our positions at our fintech startup but he's only worked for big financial companies like Goldman... More

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Ginger Zumaeta

April 15th, 2014

I did a deal with a company years ago (2012) and was promised founders' shares in exchange for services. I FINALLY got the options grant after threatening... More

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Jens Zalzala Founder, Head of Mobile Apps Development at Shaking Earth Digital

October 1st, 2015

I run a software development service company and have a client who every now and then decides to stop paying me for months at a time. We bill them... More

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