Ralston Blog

The latest updates, stories, ideas and guides from the Ralston team.

Sep 24, 2018 - 3 min read

How Brexit Affects Startups in the UK

Britain’s widely controversial move to leave the European Union, also known as Brexit, has caused a lot of changes within the UK. In fact, this political move is expected to shape both the present and future of Britain in the economic, political, and social fronts. So how does Brexit and the latest updates surrounding it […]

Aug 1, 2018 - 3 min read

Ways to Determine the Financial Value of Your Business

Business valuation is a complicated process. You may start by looking at what you have and estimating the value of each item. However, your valuation may not even come close to the actual selling value, which can be determined through the application of standard valuation methods. Your Own Valuation – A Good Starting PointThis is […]

Jul 18, 2018 - 3 min read

How to Create an Incentive Plan That Actually Inspires Employees

Companies constantly need to deal with two employee issues: recruitment of talented individuals and making them stay with the company. In whatever industry the company is and no matter what position the individual is hired for, flexibility is usually sought after. More often than not, when employees feel that they don’t grow professionally and don’t […]

Jun 21, 2018 - 3 min read

Knowing When You Need To Switch Your Accounting Software

Accounting software is a kind of application that has the capability to record and manage accounting data. It processes accounting transactions using functional modules. Accounting software may either be developed in-house, purchased from a third party or a combination, where it is purchased from a third party and then customized according to the business’ needs. […]

May 13, 2018 - 6 min read

How We Made a Sex-Positive Dating App GDPR Compliant

Whether you’re running a business needing to be GDPR compliant or you’re just getting an annoyingly large number of emails about it; you’re sure to have questions. I thought I’d share our experience with GDPR so it may help other companies feel a bit more comfortable. Or if we’re completely missing the point, one of […]

Apr 24, 2018 - 3 min read

Startup CFOs – The Basics

Most business owners have two things in common (this is clearly not exhaustive): I) They would prefer to spend their time focusing on growing their business. II) They regard their business planning and finances as a burden It’s no secret that founders, even those with a finance background, would prefer to build a product, start […]

Mar 27, 2018 - 2 min read

How to Boost Your Recruiting Skills for Financial Gain

Hiring the best individuals as you plan your startup or enter those first few weeks of trading, can be the difference between economic success or failure. All of the most prolific budgeting, forecasting and fundraising will be for nothing if you do not surround yourself with the best talent. Why, as CFO, should you focus […]

Feb 25, 2018 - 2 min read

When Should Your Company Hire A CFO?

When it comes to the finances of your company, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) can be a lot of use. There’s plenty of reasons why a group should choose to hire out a CFO, and we’re going to be looking at a few of them here, to help you understand the full value of such […]