Small Business Finance Blog

Want to gain full control over your firm’s finances but aren’t sure where to start? You’re not alone and you’ve come to the right place. Read on and reach out if we can lend a hand.

May 08, 2022

ASC 606: SaaS Revenue Recognition in Five Steps

For most SaaS businesses, recurring revenue generated from subscriptions is the primary driver of growth … and of enterprise value. But, while the business model is conceptually simple, the financial reporting behind it can be quite complex. With...

Apr 01, 2022

Essential SaaS CFO Duties for Each Stage of Growth

Your SaaS business is growing, and each stage brings new finance and accounting (F&A) challenges. As your focus shifts from achieving product/market fit, to building a repeatable sales process, to scaling the business, F&A roles and responsibilities...

Feb 24, 2022

Manage SaaS Growth Fears with Cash Flow Forecast & Burn Rate

The CEO of a high-growth SaaS company has plenty of things to worry about on a daily basis. One of their biggest anxieties, however, can simply be the fear of running out of money. One successful client SaaS CEO recently characterized that sense of...

Feb 03, 2022

Does Your Firm Need a SaaS Accountant, Controller, or CFO?

As your SaaS firm evolves from an early stage startup and reaches key milestones, your finance and accounting inevitably need to change. Leveling up to a new stage of SaaS growth can be the right time to assess those needs – whether you’ve just...

Jan 13, 2022

When Are Fractional CFO Services Right for a SaaS Business?

Your SaaS business is going from strength to strength. You’re bringing in more customers, building your ARR (annual recurring revenue), and positioning your firm to tackle the next stage of growth. 

Jan 05, 2022

Debt vs. Equity: Selecting the Right Type of SaaS Capital

Two of the primary forms of SaaS capital—debt and equity financing—are often defined by their drawbacks. Debt financing, as the name implies, requires taking on a loan and repaying principal with interest. Equity financing avoids the need for...

Dec 01, 2021

33 SaaS CFO Interview Questions (and Answers to Look For)

Your SaaS firm is growing, and it’s time to hire a new CFO or to explore outsourced CFO services. In both cases, generic CFO interview questions just won’t cut it. To find financial leadership that’s as unique as your SaaS business, you'll need to...

Nov 04, 2021

Private Equity vs. Venture Capital: Which is Best for Your SaaS Firm?

 

Venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) are among the most common sources of SaaS equity funding, but which is the right choice for your company? Understanding the unique advantages and drawbacks of each is a great place to start. While PE...

Oct 28, 2021

SaaS Accounting & SaaS Finance: Twin Engines for SaaS Growth

Optimizing your accounting practices for the SaaS space is critical to running a healthy SaaS business, but it’s not enough to transform it into a market leader. For that, SaaS finance expertise is essential. In this article, you'll learn how...

Apr 13, 2020

7 Steps to Maximize the Effectiveness of Your SaaS Metrics Software

SaaS metrics software - also known as subscription billing management software or recurring billing software - should be one of the most powerful weapons in a SaaS CEO's arsenal. The complexities of managing subscriptions are real and the costs of...

Aug 31, 2016

2 SaaS Metrics Every Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Firm Must Master

Let’s face it: As the CEO or leader of a growing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) firm, you have your hands full. Whether you’re busy onboarding new customers, retaining existing customers, hiring to meet anticipated demand, managing your board or...

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