No startup is clueless when it comes to technology – and your accountant shouldn’t be either. Most of us who work in business understand technology at a basic level, but startups often are the first to try something new.
Your accountant needs to operate the same. They need to be able to provide you with the newest apps that make running your business streamlined. This includes your accounting!
Here are a few of our favorites that you need to jump on:
You are going to struggle to work with an accountant who does not understand your business. Take AirBnb for example. They were a startup that many business gurus thought would tank. Who would ever be brave enough to rent out their home short-term? Who would even want to stay in it?
Turns out, a lot of people.
Accountants already have a reputation for being buttoned up and old-fashioned, so make sure whoever you are working with believes in your SAAS or product as much as you do.
You have limited funding – why waste it on asking a simple tax question? Too many accountants charge by the hour and frankly, we think it’s just wrong.
Great accountants charge flat rates because they are experienced enough to know how much work will go into your project.
This eliminates the worry of calling your accountant and finding you have a new invoice in your email about something that was concerning you.
Startups have different needs than small businesses. So you need an accountant that understands those needs and can be flexible enough to meet you where you are at.
If you are ready to work with an accountant who is as forward-thinking as you, send us a message.
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