We work with companies at all stages, from cradle to IPO (never grave!) If you’re overwhelmed, confused, or just plain terrified of diving into your finances, we’re here to help.
We handle your backend bookkeeping + accounting so you can focus on what you do best – growing your business. Our awesome monthly package includes everything most young companies need but if you need more, we have a full menu of add-ons to pick and choose from.
Want to re-evaluate your current business model, understand if you are profitable, or maybe calculate what it costs to acquire a customer? We ask you the right questions so we can delve into the nuts of bolts of your business and make it more successful.
Need help translating your business vision into numbers, or want to find out how much cash you need to build that vision? We can give you clarity on what the next five years will look like financially for your business.
How do you determine the best type of capital for your organization and where to find it? We can help negotiate and secure the best possible terms but also ensure you understand the long-term implications for the ownership of your business.
"The Simple Startup team made me feel comfortable asking any and all questions. Never felt dumb and learned an immense amount about my books and how to handle finances in general."
"I’ve worked with Simple Startup for a year and I’ve been absolutely thrilled with them. They’re responsive, smart, affordable, diligent with details, and not only do the job but think about ways they can help us scale while building in sustainable solutions and a growth platform. Without question, if they have the bandwidth to take on new clients, you should talk with them. They are amazing."
"I feel very equipped in terms of financial planning and the model really gives me a great foundation to forecast for the next 5 years but also things that we need to keep in mind that will impact future growth."
"Simple Startup's unique model is one that is long overdue and much needed. At first I was wary of outsourcing such a critical function, especially given that Huckabuy is growing so fast. But Simple Startup works really well for us. We've mitigated risk by having them manage our accounting, receivables, and payments. They're responsive and flexible with our needs on forecasting and key indicators. All in all, they're a very good business partner - 5/5 stars."
Alex's recommendation to a potential client: "We work with them and we LOVE them! They have been an exceptional resource for helping us grow intelligently, strategically, and as profitably as possible."
The consulting and modeling Chris Runquist and the Simple Startup team did for SteepFuze could not have been more on point. Many consultants lack the background and understanding needed for proper advising in the emerging Industrial Hemp market. With Chris's experience in this space and the natural food industry, he was able to efficiently create the models we needed. Furthermore, Simple Startup worked within the constraints of our budget, while never compromising on the final product. We are excited to continue working with them while we grow our business!
The folks at Simple Startup do a lot more than just financial planning and bookkeeping for their clients, they problem solve with you! If there is an issue you are up against, they are always willing to put thought into how to resolve the problem at hand, and/or connect you with someone that can! These folks are one of the favorite strategic partners to The Honest Stand and I cannot express the level of gratitude that I have for this team!
"I love the ice breaker questions! I really appreciate the simplicity you have created."
"The people at Simple are smart, responsive, and funny. I love working with them! The efficiency improvements they are already developing for us are great."
"Simple Startup has helped us plan Verve’s future. Not just pre-opening but for the first 2 years of operations. We now know when to open stores, how much this will cost and how this affects our cash flow, our earnings and hence the value of the company. We also know who to hire, when we can hire and how much we can afford to pay."
"I can now clearly see which areas of my business are most profitable enabling me to focus on growing those areas. This has given me both confidence and peace of mind. Confidence that I can go out and fundraise successfully, and peace of mind that I'm now aware of exactly where money flows in my business meaning I can answer pretty much any question thrown at me."
"We love the proactive engagement, intelligence, empathy you and your team brings. Please keep that safe as you grow. We’re not ready to graduate yet!"
"The cost of Simple Startup services were tiny compared to the confidence we gained in pursuing a new business model that could be far more lucrative than our current model!"
"Simple Startup was able to synthesize, organize and arrange our vision in a way that made sense. They asked the right questions and truly cared about the future of our business, making it feel like they were a trusted member of our team."
"If you are looking for someone to help you understand your business, work WITH you to think through the problems you have, listen to your ideas, provide constructive feedback and co-create customized solutions, not just propose standardized ones then choosing Simple Startup is the best decision you can make. They go the extra mile and create a solution that can be used long after they’re gone. It’s been a game-changer for us."
"Working with Simple Startup was fun, fast and they provided excellent quality. They helped us understand whether a corporate merger was a viable opportunity or not. We will DEFINITELY bring them in whenever we need help with Financial models in the future."
"Simple Startup lived up to their name by keeping things as simple as possible but still building out all the functionality we needed. I not only learned a lot about financial models, but also a lot about my business."
"These guys will whip your finances into (very, very detailed) shape and make you feel like you're somehow the hero!"
(Or just hop on a call. Your choice!)