Our Business Offerings

At Early Growth, we know the back office is often on the back burner. But throughout every stage of your startup, getting financing & accounting, business insurance, HR and other essential business services right is critical. That’s why Early Growth makes sure they run, get done and are off your plate.

FinOps Done

We do more than handle your finances, we get them optimized.

Having a complete understanding of your startup’s financial health is critical. Our complete FinOps Done portfolio of services has everything you need to make sure your finances are in order. From tech-driven processes that cut time, energy, and mistakes from billing to experienced startup CFOs delivering expert strategic guidance, Early Growth gets it DONE.

Your CFO™

Numbers alone tell you only so much. Early Growth’s FinOps can include time with an experienced chief financial officer to give you the insight to make smart, informed decisions that will take your business to the next level. Done.

Forecasting & Planning

Our experienced advisory team delivers financial forecasting and planning insights for better business decisions that set you up for success.

Management Reporting

Startup financial management consultants deliver in-depth reports that include break-even points, unit economics, profitability, so you have the real-time financial reporting needed for informed decisions.

Board Presentations

We help ease the stress of board presentations with detailed financial projections that enable you to confidently share your business’s financial situation and strategic plan.

Senior Management Analysis

Our CFO-level financial analysis and financial health reporting tools enable your team to continually track key financial performance indicators that show how the company is thriving, or just surviving, day to day.

Budgeting

Our financial budgeting tools will help you accurately anticipate capital expenditures, cash flow and more so you can chart a course forward.

Financial Analysis

Our detailed financial analytics break down patterns and identify outliers. We then leverage big data, through predictive financial analyses, to find the trends that will help or hurt your business.

Expenses Done™

Unorganized expenses can throw a wrench in your whole operation. Whether it’s bills, expense reports or credit cards, we attend to them in a professional and timely manner. Done.

Bills

We deliver accurate and timely payments for all recurring and nonrecurring bills, as well as provide verification and approval of bills from suppliers. We also reconcile them with services/goods receipts and purchase orders.

Our bill-paying services comprise:
Collating all bills that come from service providers and clients.
Keeping a detailed schedule of all payables.
Paying bills manually (check) or electronically.
Storing all bills electronically for easy access.
Delivering client reports on a regular basis.
Providing each client with their own private and secured fax number and email address to send invoices.
Furnishing complete year-end financial reports with assets and liabilities.
Disputing unwarranted charges.

Expense Reporting

Experienced financial accounting services teams manage account payable entries to ensure vendors and suppliers are paid on time. We also keep your balance sheet stays on track and up to date.

Credit Cards

We check your credit card statements to verify all transactions made through your corporate card are accurately reflected on your balance sheet, keeping financials secure.

Revenue Done™

Cash flow is king with any startup. We make sure invoicing, inflow and debts owed are paid to you in full. Done.

Invoices

Financial accounting services teams manages accounts receivable entries and invoicing so you get paid when it’s due.

Cash Application

Our experienced cash application specialists monitor your cash inflow and maintain organized financial records. We also keep track of financial information with regular reports so you’re up to date on collection management, if needed.

Collections

We can effectively inform debt collectors on behalf of your business. Though we primarily call debtors to start, we also email, fax and mail a short demand letter, typically within one business day of the claim. Once we’re in contact with the debtor, we work hard to find the reason behind the unpaid bills to continually improve our strategies for quicker future collections.

Accounting Done™

As your startup grows and gains investors, all eyes will be on your accounting. Early Growth takes care of everything needed to balance your books, from bank reconciliation and invoicing to cash flow management and year-end reporting. We seamlessly integrate into your preferred systems, so all you need to do is review and approve. Done.

General Ledger Management

Generating and preparing accurate and timely financial records mean tight general ledger (GL) management. Using monthly reconciliation and reviews of key accounts, as well as providing and implementing all recommended changes, we create an accurate account of your general ledgers. Our process often includes opening/closing accounting periods, recording accounting activities for the period’s end, accruals, adjustments and closeout. We review and analyze the GL trial balance for abnormal and inappropriate balances or any discrepancies. If any are found, we take immediate actions to correct them. Early Growth’s experts also analyze trial balance relationships and develop controls to ensure the integrity of financial statement data.

Reconciliation

Early Growth’s accounting services team makes sure you avoid discrepancies, errors or fraud by tightly reconciling your bank statement to confirm that your transactions align with your balance sheet.

Budget Versus Actual

We deliver an accurate assessment of how your spending and revenue generation meet the financial forecasting projections to identify where you are over or under budget, if you can hire additional employees, or shine light on a gross profit margin that’s not line with expectations..

Reporting

Stay informed on the health of your business with our detailed financial reporting, including income statements and balance sheets, so you’re aware of transactions, cash flow and reconciliations.

C3 - Company Command Center™

Just because we’re getting it done doesn’t mean you’re not in control. From finances to benefits, our exclusive dashboard aggregates all of your providers and software platforms so you have full visibility at all times. Done.

Integrations

For decades, startups have had limited options for accounting software. Now there are a myriad of software platform solutions tailored to startups. We can work with your current software platforms or help you find new ones that are perfect for your business. We then integrate them into our customizable Company Command Center that deliers critical information from across your business right at your fingertips.

Confident Compliance™

Early Growth’s accounting and finance teams have the expertise you need on federal regulations and statutory compliance requirements, giving you complete confidence that your records are current and risk-free. Done.

Compliance Alerts

We provide you with tool alerts about upcoming requirements so you never miss mandatory business compliance filings. Submitting paperwork is as easy as clicking a button. If you’ve already taken care of a filing, easily dismiss alerts with a click.

Compliance Filings

We ensure filings are filed on time, accurately and conform with legal requirements.

Federal and State Sales Taxes

Our tax processing professionals oversee all aspects of federal taxes, including getting the best deductions to preparing forms and schedules to quick and easy filing. Our tax experts also file your state taxes and ensure all forms and schedules comply with state specific regulations. Our sales tax services assist you in state tax laws too, including which offerings are eligible and how to implement sales tax so your business stays compliant with local regulations.

Sure Setup™

Keeping an eye on your company’s advisers and software providers can take time you need for other work. Early Growth is there with our Sure Setup that gathers everything into a single place and connects it to our proprietary platform. We ensure your people, our people and all of your systems are on the same page. Done.

Process Flows

Early Growth can save time and eliminate frustration by identifying, optimizing, and automating information flow across invoicing, accounts receivable, banks and other information sources. The result is increased accuracy and reduced time so you can focus on growing your business.

Technology Setup

Once we have created an optimized collection of platforms and procedures, we work to make sure everything is working together, seamlessly, so your responsibilities are as minimal as possible.

Procedure Manuals

Once all workflows are up and running, we develop an instructional information guide that enables anyone new to hit the ground running.

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PeopleOps Done

We help you make your startup an awesome place to work and grow.

Your employees are the business’ most-valuable asset. Early Growth helps set them and you up for success through a full suite of offerings, from sourcing the best talent to compliance, from payroll to benefits. Early Growth takes on the hard work and gives you one call to manage it all. You get time back in your day and productive employees. Done.

Your HR Partner™

Early Growth gives your employees and you a comprehensive, one-and-done platform. We help you protect them with benefits management oversight and make sure they’re paid on time. We provide the tools and training employees need to be at the top of their game. Just as importantly, we’ll keep you compliant with changing wage and labor laws. We’ll also supply you with thorough, data-driven HR reports. Done.

Recruiting Done™

Pull top talent into your startup with our start-to-finish recruitment services. Our recruiting program is a better alternative to contingent or retained search, which can cost as much as 32% of any employees’ first- year salary.

Our recruiting process management and administrative support is delivered at a flat, fixed fee. We work side-by-side with your staff to find the right candidate or own the hiring process to take it completely off your hands.

Our experienced recruiting team can draft job descriptions, source candidates, conduct phone screenings, schedule interviews and coordinate travel logistics as needed. All of which save you time and money while also optimizing the fit of your new candidate or candidates. Done.

Setup

Our recruiting solutions set you up to get the best hire, quickly. Our team starts by establishing specifics from your hiring managers to create accurate, explicit job descriptions, screening and scoring criteria, interview questions and more.

Sourcing

Our proprietary sourcing capabilities find ideal candidates, whether they’re actively looking for a position or passive job seekers. Our recruiting team builds a strong candidate pipeline by sourcing from select job boards and social media platforms, identifying candidates that otherwise wouldn’t be found.

Screening

Let us be the gatekeepers by handling phone screenings, providing initial candidate ratings, and providing you a curated list of prospects ready for the first round of interviews. Your Recruiting Done associate sets up objective scoring criteria, based on the hiring manager’s specifications as to what is important in a candidate and from the requirements listed in the job description. The score is then automatically generated when a candidate fills out an application or when the associate enters information from a resume.

The phone interview or candidate screen determines whether the candidate’s qualifications, experience, workplace preferences and salary needs are congruent with the position and organization. This saves managerial time and further eliminates unlikely candidates. It also strengthens the search, since we are already talking to the best prospects.

Scheduling

Our full-service recruitment support team works with your hiring managers to provide candidate assessment and guidance and will even schedule interviews to move the process steadily forward.

Selection

Ready to make an offer? Our veteran hiring team will help you make the best selection, taking into account the candidate’s experience, skill and cultural fit. We can also assist in offer negotiation.

Payroll Done™

Let our payroll management take care of the details of time reporting, taxes/other deductions, direct deposit and more, ensuring your people get paid accurately and on time. Done.

Taxes and Compliance

No more forgotten forms or signatures. We keep track of employee I-9s, W-2s and 1099s, making sure they’re signed and stored appropriately. We also stay on top of changing tax laws, making the needed adjustments and calculations so you never miss a beat.

Deposit Time

All payments are deposited on time and in the correct amount. By automating this simple yet vital task, we make sure there are fewer mistakes and that you spend less time getting your employees their paychecks.

Accounting Integration

We will integrate your payroll with your accounting software to ensure all payroll expenses flow through to your books and are accounted for properly and in a timely manner.

HR Done™

Early Growth’s experienced human resources consulting teams work with you to compile policies, introductions, expectations, onboarding guidance, contact information and more into a go-to guide for your business. We can also create an essential online human resources hub for your employees — benefits enrollment, time reporting, career development resources and more — customized to your evolving business needs. Our human resources consulting professionals will also help bring new employees into their roles and duties and facilitate job changes and exits. Done.

Employee Handbook and HR Policies

Our human resources team will work with you to develop employee handbooks for new and current employees to reference for all things “HR”.

Onboarding

Getting your employees off on the right foot is a big factor in their ongoing productivity. We make sure your first impression is a welcoming one. Our turnkey onboarding system lets you rest easy when it comes to compliance, your onboarding checklist and making sure employees feel welcome.

Offboarding

When you decide to part ways with an employee, the offboarding process can be nearly as important as the onboarding process. We make sure that forms are taken care of, responsibilities are redirected appropriately and exit interviews are conducted when needed so that people part ways on the best terms possible.

Compliance

Every member of your staff should know and follow all of your company’s policies and procedures starting on day one. This can often be a grueling task for your HR department but we can take it on for you.

Background Checks

You can never be too careful when learning about potential or even existing employees. We provide you with the resources to do thorough background checks so you can make sure you’re working with the person they claim to be.

Employee Relations

Our experienced team of human resource professionals work on your behalf to make sure the relationship between your company and your employees is clear, positive, and productive.

Compensation Benchmarking & Performance Management

Knowing how much to compensate employees is critical in managing profitability and retaining top, valuable talent. That’s never been more true than in today’s hiring environment. Our in-depth compensation rate research gives you the data needed to make sure you’re paying the right people the right amount. We also help provide ongoing performance management so that your employees are delivering at the top of their game.

Benefits Done™

Benefits are a big part of attracting the right talent to your startup. From health insurance to tuition reimbursement, there are a ton of benefits you can provide to make your company more attractive to potential employees. We work with you to craft the benefits package that will make you competitive in the talent marketplace and fit within your budget. Done.

White Glove Employee Benefits Assistance

We build and maintain your online benefits portal as part of our employee benefit management services, so your employees can easily enroll and get answers to their benefits questions.

Deductions Management

Our done-for-you benefits services cover all aspects of employee benefits management, from discovering the best plans for your business to making sure payroll deductions are done accurately.

Carrier Liaison

Our employee benefits solutions can assist your business in processing employee claims, advise you on insurance policy options and ensure that you have the right coverage to protect staff. Plus, we’ll coordinate with your various employee benefits providers and oversee aspects ranging from employee health insurance to life insurance, disability and more.

Our done-for-you benefits management services provide you with the right packages for your business, investment strategies, and more to fit your employees’ needs. We also act as a resource for federal and local insurance and HR compliance laws, making sure your employees are covered in the right way.

Sure Setup™

Missing a beat with your payroll, benefits, or other human resource obligations is not an option. Our Sure Setup ensures all of your people, platforms, and processes are integrated and ready to go at day one.

Processes

We review all of your current processes and provide recommendations based on best practices for your industry. We will then help you implement the finalized processes.

Procedure Manual

Once the processes are in place, we’ll help you develop a full procedure manual to ensure smoother HR operations for both your organization and your employees.

Technology Setup

We make sure all of your systems are set up properly and running seamlessly.

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Risk Done

Make sure your startup is covered when you need it and even when you don’t.

Your dreams are in your business. Early Growth enables you to protect it through extensive commercial insurance knowledge and legal expertise. We make sure you’re ahead of shifting requirements for workers’ compensation and malpractice claims, and get peace of mind from knowing you’re consistently protected from lawsuits. Early Growth does it all with one place to call so that you can save time while we take care of it. Done.

General Liability

We can advise you on how general liability insurance can protect you from claims, including personal injury, property damage, medical costs and more, so your business is thoroughly protected.

EPLI

Employee-related lawsuits can quickly derail your company’s growth. That’s where EPLI comes in. This insurance protects businesses from claims made by employees against employers, pertaining to their legal rights. We help get you coverage for claims that allege discrimination (based on sex, race, age or disabilty), wrongful termination, harassment and other employee-realted situations. It is vital to be covered in the case of wrongful employment liability, including wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination and any number of issues.

Errors & Omissions / Directors & Officers

Ensure coverage for unexpected malpractice claims with the right business liability insurance, either in the form of Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance or Directors and Officers (D&O) insurance.

Cyber Liability™

Protect your business and its revenue from data breaches, impersonation, system security failure and forgery by implementing the best cyber liability insurance for your business.

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