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Recent posts

Payment Cards
August 12, 2020

Why virtual cards are taking over the business world.

Virtual cards are an upgrade over traditional credit cards for fast-growing companies. Here’s why.

July 16, 2020

Creating a Resilient Finance Organization.

To be resilient, companies focus on strategic finance supported by efficient accounting processes.

July 3, 2020

Tax Changes Contained in the CARES Act

The CARES Act uses the tax code to provide both short and long term relief to companies.

July 1, 2020

Solid advice for your first 90 days as a strategic finance leader.

The CFO of Step and former head of finance at Robinhood on her first 90-day framework for success.

June 24, 2020

To Fix The Technical Debt of a Messy Finance Stack, Hire A Modern Controller.

Reassessing financial leadership skills needed to pay off technical debt in the finance stack.

June 10, 2020

Off the Ledger Hot Topic:

Shared pain points for small finance and accounting teams and approaches to procurement software.

Small finance teams use a variety of approaches to spending and procurement software.

Payment Cards
June 4, 2020

An Incidental Benefit of Digital Wallets ... Contactless Payment.

Airbase cards can be added to your Apple Pay or Google Pay Digital Wallet for contactless payment.

May 18, 2020

The Legal Risks Associated with PPP Loan Applications.

In spite of recent clarifications, legal exposure remains for companies who apply for PPP loans.

May 14, 2020

Treasury Function: Best Practices for Early-Stage Companies.

Lessons from Okta and Gusto – treasury practices for managing cash and preserving capital.

May 6, 2020

Is spend management software the new procure to pay software?

Procure to pay software and next wave expense-management software.

April 24, 2020

Navigating Uncertainty – FP&A Best Practices

FP&A moves to the forefront as reliance on finance teams to navigate the downturn intensifies.

April 23, 2020

Navigating Uncertainty: Utilizing Venture Debt in a Downturn.

The spike in venture debt drawdowns and applications for new facilities has lenders near capacity.

April 15, 2020

5 Ways to cut wasted spend

With a focus on cost discipline by CFOs, getting control over spending is an important first step.

April 10, 2020

Options for Reducing Office Space in Extraordinary Times

Lease agreements leave companies few options to avoid payment, still other terms can be negotiated.

April 3, 2020

CARES Act: ‘Affiliate rule’ restricts eligibility for venture-backed companies

The SBA’s ‘affiliate rule’ restricts access to Payroll Protection Program for VC-funded companies.

April 2, 2020

Navigating Uncertainty: Extending your runway

Strategies and options for raising capital and cutting costs in an economic crisis.

March 31, 2020

Navigating Uncertainty: The Investor Perspective

Seasoned investors’ perspectives and advice for finance leaders confronting the economic crisis.

March 25, 2020

Business Continuity - Make sure your finance team can respond to the coming fire.

Today’s need for up-to-the-minute financial data exposes inadequate company-spending processes.

March 24, 2020

Navigating Uncertainty

Join top VCs and finance professionals for a discussion series on how to navigate this economic time

Business Spend Management
March 16, 2020

What is spend management?

Decentralized spending by today’s modern companies needs a spend management solution

March 5, 2020

Top investors back Airbase’s solution to fix non-payroll spending

A single platform to streamline workflows – approvals, payments, accounting – for efficient growth.

Payment Cards
November 18, 2019

How to replace your corporate card program with Airbase virtual cards

Deploying Airbase virtual cards? Here’s how to pull off a seamless transition.

Accounts Payable
November 5, 2019

Overhaul your AP for the credit card economy

Today’s spend management tech stack isn’t built for the credit card economy. Here’s how to fix that.

Business Spend Management
October 29, 2019

Mitigating Purchasing Fraud Risks For Growing Startups

Purchasing systems, built for control, can help minimize and prevent credit card fraud.

Business Spend Management
September 30, 2019

Purchase orders are a relic. Here’s what’s replacing them.

Find out what’s taking the place of POs in the purchasing cycle

Business Spend Management
September 24, 2019

How to simplify your T&E spend (with insights from Netlify)

Finance teams can use Airbase to control T&E spend and reconcile it in real-time.

Business Spend Management
September 16, 2019

How to level-up your old-fashioned spend controls

Replace your outdated spend controls with more effective strategies that won't slow down your team.

September 3, 2019

Getting to real-time expense accounting

Get more accurate expense reporting and make faster decisions by switching to real-time accounting.

August 28, 2019

How to implement a spend pre-approval process that your team will love

Implementing the right expense pre-approval system can make employees more productive.

August 23, 2019

Do this before you buy new software for your finance team

Five software purchasing mistakes and a framework you can use for evaluating business software

Payment Cards
July 18, 2019

How SaaS is breaking the corporate credit card

Corporate credit cards aren't built for the subscription economy. Here's why they need an upgrade.

The Ultimate Guide to Your First 90 Days for Startup Finance Leaders

Download this 30/60/90-day template to set yourself up for success as a financial leader. Co-authored by two-time startup veteran, Nadia Asoyan. 10-min read.