About Mastio Curt

Curt Mastio is a Certified Public Accountant, founder of Startup Accounting Advisors, adjunct instructor at Northwestern University's Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Chief Financial Officer of Storage Squad LLC.

Building an Effective Budget for Startups and Small Businesses

For many companies, the budgeting process has become an activity that adds little value. One survey of 130 CFO’s found that only 17% of participants would describe their organization’s approach to annual budgeting as “very valuable." Establishing a reliable and an effective budgeting process early will help you avoid this common problem. With an [...]

By |2019-05-23T16:25:36+00:00January 24th, 2019|Accounting Services, Entrepreneurship, Financial, Startups|0 Comments

The Bookkeeper Jargon-buster

At Founder’s CPA, we pride ourselves on complete transparency with our customers. After all, they're your accounts and ultimately your money, so you deserve to understand how it is being handled. Many bookkeepers use industry jargon that is useful shorthand between experts, but isn’t always so clear to everyone else. Here’s a guide to some [...]

By |2019-05-23T16:26:22+00:00January 18th, 2019|Accounting Services|0 Comments

What Are Bookkeeping Services and How Your Brand Can Benefit From Founder’s CPA

As a small business owner, it's important that you always find ways to improve your brand, its products, and services. This is essential if you want to experience growth. With clear, organized businesses practices, you can have greater success and get a lot more done. If you're not yet using bookkeeping services, you may be [...]

By |2019-05-23T16:26:50+00:00January 8th, 2019|Accounting Services|0 Comments

QuickBooks Pro Alternative | Founder’s CPA

As a business owner, you wear many hats. Although you may focus the most on marketing and sales, there’s one critical area that needs to remain a top priority — your accounting needs. After all, accounting is at the core of every single business and, in turn, is the key to your success. In order [...]

By |2019-05-23T16:27:13+00:00December 27th, 2018|Accounting Services|0 Comments

New Business Accounting Checklist

Understanding your accounting and reporting requirements can be daunting for any startup owner. Compliance is time consuming, and mistakes can lead to hefty fines. This new business checklist will give you the framework necessary to educate yourself on accounting processes for startups and small businesses. Following these steps can help you launch your business [...]

By |2019-04-30T16:19:23+00:00December 27th, 2018|Accounting Services, Entrepreneurship, Startups, Taxes|0 Comments

Pass-Through Deduction: A New Wrinkle in Choosing to Form an S-Corp

Accountants have often recommended that entrepreneurs convert their growing businesses into an S-corporation. This is due to a combination of legal and tax benefits. However, after tax reform and the new Section 199A pass-through deduction, S-corporations may not have the same tax benefits. Here's what happened.   The Traditional Tax Advantage of S-Corporations The main [...]

By |2019-04-30T16:25:10+00:00December 14th, 2018|Financial, Taxes|0 Comments

Making the Most of R&D Tax Credit

If your business isn't claiming R&D tax credit, you could be throwing money away. You don't have to be a huge company to take advantage: In fact, many small businesses can even use the credit to cover Social Security employer taxes. The definition of research and development is also wider than you might realize. Here's [...]

By |2019-04-30T16:27:06+00:00December 14th, 2018|Financial, Taxes|0 Comments

7 Bookkeeping Mistakes You Need to Avoid for a Successful Business

Many businesses owners try to double as a bookkeeper and end up making mistakes. While it might be easy to brush these mistakes off as no big deal, bookkeeping mistakes can cost you in time, effort, money, and sometimes your entire business. If you’re sweating over how you’ve been handling your books, you’re not alone, [...]

By |2019-04-30T16:31:18+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Accounting Services|0 Comments

Is Your Crowdfunding Campaign Taxable? What to Know Before You Launch

Are you thinking about launching a crowdfunding campaign? Did you know you might have to pay income taxes? Read this before you launch. Is Crowdfunding Taxable? Crowdfunding for a business is almost always taxable. That's because the contributors almost always get something in return. Taking someone's money and giving them something is a sale. It doesn't matter [...]

By |2019-04-30T16:36:27+00:00November 21st, 2018|Accounting Services, Startups|0 Comments