As we find ourselves hurtling towards the end of the year, there are a number of things you should be staying on top of in order to best manage your company finances and position your small business for greater success in the new year.

Savings search engine Chippmunk, that helps consumers to instantly find great deals online has raised $750,000 seed round as the peak holiday shopping season intensifies.

Some big news for local startup Plug.DJ and their user-curated music sharing platform. By partnering with Javelin Venture Partners for their $1.25M seed round, they’ll be looking to support future product developments to grow and provide support for international growth.

In the very early-stages, your startup finance strategy may be pretty straightforward. You need to establish your accounting platform and systems, including accounts receivable and accounts payable. You are going to want to identify the best payroll and banking solution for your company. And you definitely want to give some thought to tax considerations.

Cloud-based secure deal platform CapLinked, has received a $1 million expansion round from Subtraction Capital, FF Angel, 500 Startups, and other investors. This follows the company’s $3million Series A round it closed in the first quarter this year from 500 Startups and FF Angel and Jason Portnoy, the founding partner of Subtraction Capital.

Financial projections are essentially made-up numbers that have nothing to do with your real business—they’re just another hoop that you need to jump through to satisfy investors, right? Wrong!

Los Angeles-based cloud-based talent management software solutions firm with over 13 million users, Cornerstone OnDemand has launched Cornerstone Innovation Fund, to invest in disruptive LA-based cloud startups building cutting-edge solutions for organizations.

The World’s largest network of business brokers Sunbelt has today partnered with enterprise business transaction platform CapLinked in a move that will simplify buying and selling of businesses by brokers and franchise owners.

TechZulu met with Hale Boggs, from Manatt Digital Media, and discussed Manatt Digital Media and the future of LA’s startup scene.

Empathy, breath, communication : focus | Making ideas reality : dependency | Innovate user experience: deploy | Move the needle: data | Whole vision: status quo
Seemingly unrelated but they do sound good, don’t they? Something from a motivational panel, discussing Biz Dev strategies or maybe how to launch a lean start up. Rather, these were the words given in response to the opening question to a panel of product managers to “describe their occupation” in 3 words or less, + an additional word on what their biggest challenge was.