From bootstrapping to your family to venture capitalists, know your funding options and pick the right choice for you.

Building a startup is about many things. Market savvy, innovative thinking, confidence, hard work, luck, and a bunch of other factors. Oh, and money. Let’s not forget that. Without funding for your new venture it can be extremely challenging to get your business off the ground.

That last part can be the trickiest. Even with a killer idea and the perfect business plan, you need cash to get started. Gathering financial resources is central to your future success.

Even with a killer idea and the perfect business plan, you need cash to get started. …


Without an accounting background, keeping the books can be a challenge for SMB owners. These tips can help you manage your finances.

When you dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur, you probably didn’t fantasize much about accounting. You had other adventures in mind. But here you are, spreadsheets open, eyes red and bleary, trying to remember the distinction between FIFO and LIFO inventory management.

Well, don’t rush through the process. Accounting might not rank among the most glorious parts of the startup process. But it counts as one of the most crucial.

Engaging outside help or finding a software tool to help you with the accounting process is an option. …


Founding a small business lets you turn your dreams into reality. So, let’s get started! This guide will walk you through the process.

Starting a small business is simple, right? You have a great idea or a special skill you think can earn you cash. Then, you just start making your product or selling your services. What could be easier?

Well, unfortunately, it doesn’t quite work like that. Just because you make the tastiest brownies at the potluck doesn’t mean you’re ready to open an industrial-grade bakery. There are a few steps to consider in between.

But don’t get discouraged. You can still turn your best skill or your favorite hobby into a thriving business. …


Budgeting can help you use resources efficiently and create the conditions necessary for long-term growth. See how.

It’s the first of the month. Do you know where your money is? For many small business owners, the unfortunate answer is “sort of…” That’s the danger of trying to run a growing operation without a proper budget.

Operating a small business already represents a precarious endeavor. According to statistics, about half of all small businesses fail within the first five years. That fact points to a disturbing bottom line: even under the best of conditions, you’re facing a coin-flip with your business.

With such daunting odds, you need every advantage you can get. Creating a budget helps put you…


A business bank account lets you avoid mixing your personal and business finances. You also earn significant benefits for your small business or startup.

The stereotypical idea of a small business has changed dramatically over time. Today, even the humblest startups benefit from a well-constructed financial structure, something attuned to the modern fast-paced, interconnected economy. A digital bank account can provide an excellent first step in that direction.

Think of the Main Street USA version of a startup, something you’d find several decades ago. A small shop might have relatively simple finances. The owners could get by with an account at the local savings and loan and an empty mayonnaise jar under the bed for emergency funds.

Things are different in the 21st century…


Welcome to Bryllyant. Let us tell you why we’re here.

It’s not about us. It never has been.

The decision to build the Bryllyant banking experience has always been about you: the founders, the small business owners, the I-work-long-hours-because-this-is-what-I-love freelancers.

Why?

Because that’s who we are. Our team is made up of entrepreneurs who have been where you’ve been. We have experienced the ups and downs of starting a business and the joys and pains and everything in between. You don’t get to where we are without scraping your knees a little bit. …


What is test case management, its best practices, and how can it help your startup deliver quality software products while staying on time and on budget?

Your small startup development team is excited to be wrapping up a coding sprint and is readying for the important next step, testing. This important process is not just a should-do step, but a must-do that provides developers opportunities to fix defects, focus on usability, and ensure that the software meets specified requirements.

The Role Of Quality Assurance In Software Testing

Quality Assurance (QA) is a systematic process to ensure that a product or service meets specified requirements. QA testing for software…


What is it, what is its role in an Agile framework, and how can it help your development team and processes?

In traditional development models, quality assurance testing happens quite late in the cycle. Software would be produced, sent over from the developers to the QA team, and after review, QA would then offer feedback and send the software back to development to fix any problems. However, in a truly Agile development environment, everyone works together to make iterative improvements to the product on an ongoing basis. But, in this Agile environment, what does QA mean, and what role do QA testers play?

The Quality Assurance Cycle

Quality Assurance methodology utilizes a four-step management method for the control and continuous improvement of processes called PDCA


Ensure your startup’s tech is developed with truly nimble, iterative, and efficient processes by avoiding these Fake Agile pitfalls.

In a rapidly changing technological landscape, only the startups that can innovate, adapt quickly to change, and respond to their users’ ever-evolving demands will survive and thrive. One of the key ways your team can streamline your development processes and scale your business is to become Agile.

Agile has become one of the most often used buzzwords in the tech corporate vocabulary as companies want to be seen as savvy, competitive, and at the forefront of an ever-evolving business environment. However, many organizations miss the real meaning and value of Agile and self-identify as having agile processes merely for marketing…


Find out more about what the latest trends in AI, cybersecurity, the IoT, and more will mean for your startup and your customers in 2021.

While each new year brings a fresh perspective, as we move into 2021 we are realizing that how we look at things has fundamentally changed. In less than ten months, work, education, retail, communication, hospitality, entertainment, and healthcare delivery have been upended. We also saw an extraordinary acceleration in the adoption of technology. Participants in a McKinsey Global Survey shared how the pandemic expedited the digitization of their customer/supply-chain interactions and internal operations by three to four years and the share of digital products in their portfolios by a shocking seven years. There are some organizations, however, that, almost a…

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