Financial Support Service
& Small Businesses
You run a young startup or a small business
are inevitably focusing your energy and resources on product and
business development. You have delegated
tasks to a Bookkeeper, Office Manager or an
Accountant and are not ready to hire a CFO.
You know your financial systems and records
must remain a priority and should adhere to best
practices early on so you can:
make better business decisions,
maintain readiness for the next round of financing
or exit, and
avoid last minute cleanups which are frustrating and potentially
a fixed low-cost service, you can now boost the effectiveness and productivity of your
financial team by gaining access to
a user-friendly financial expert with 20+ years of experience
in finance and accounting, who will answer your questions as frequently as daily, to
help you build a solid financial organization.
You will be getting
guidance and coaching from a senior financial professional, a CFO type, you can
rely on. As we work together, we will identify areas to address or
improve such as:
Setting up your accounting systems or your chart of accounts
Accounting processes and controls
Recording transactions in QuickBooks
Month end close
Best practices in accounting and finance, or
Other finance/accounting topics
What do I get with ASK VMI?
is a month to month subscription service for startups
and small businesses, which provides:
Unlimited calls and/or emails during the
month, Monday through Friday (9am-5pm Pacific time), to ask
Access to templates developed by Anthony Nassar, including
depreciation, vacation accrual, stock option vesting, cap table
and chart of accounts, which we will adapt to your business,
plus if you select the Premium Plan described below,
Two monthly face to face on-site meetings of 2 hours each to
discuss various financial/accounting questions or issues you
need answers or guidance on.
Please note that ASK VMI is an advisory service aimed at providing
you and one designated person on your financial team with ongoing
coaching and support for the duration of the subscription. It does
not include performing actual accounting and financial tasks such
as setting up a system or process, recording journal entries,
working on a month end close, developing analyses in a
spreadsheet, or creating a financial model. VMI can perform such
tasks upon mutual agreement between you and VMI for an additional
How you benefit
You gain access to Anthony Nassar, a financial
expert with 20+ years of experience in financial management, who
will help you build and maintain a sound financial organization
early on in the life of your startup. With a subscription to
ASK VMI you will:
how to build a solid foundation for your financial systems
and be able to make ongoing improvements to accommodate
the growth of your startup.
Use our help to build reports and tools to
make better business decisions.
Get answers to your questions as they come up. No
need to batch them for when it is convenient for your advisor to
Use our guidance to maintain your financial records
up-to-date so youâ��re not scrambling to clean them up
at the last minute before approaching a bank or an investor for
by enjoying a service offering answers to unlimited questions
for a fixed low fee. Say goodbye to the fear of "how much
will it cost" every time you pick up the phone to ask your
advisor a financial/accounting question.
The cost of ASK VMI is:
- $2,500 per
month for the Premium Plan -
includes 2 monthly meetings
of 2 hours each. This plan is available only to companies
based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- $1,500 per
month for the Basic Plan -
does not include face to face meetings. The Basic Plan is for
companies that are based inside as well as outside the San
Francisco Bay Area.
And with ASK VMI, you can cancel the service anytime upon 30-day notice.
How do I sign up?
We recommend you sign up for a free One-Week Trial so you can
decide if this service is right for you.
If you have questions about ASK VMI, or would like to sign up for
a trial, please call us at 415-897-0195, send an email to
or complete the form at the bottom
of this page.
Please note that a limited number of trials are available each
month. Trial sign-ups will be accommodated on a first-come,
What they say about
â��Anthony is knowledgeable and thoughtful; a pleasure to work with.
His foresight is exemplary. He also has the disposition and
patience to work with the ever-changing variables involved in
early stage technology ventures. I highly recommend him."
Jay Ward, CEO 1st Friday.com, Inc.
â��Anthony gets really passionate about each project and will keep
you honest with your numbers. Not to mention that he knows all the
right benchmarks which investors look for based on his numerous
start-up consulting projects. I would strongly recommend Anthony
to start-ups and existing businesses alike."
Bari Abdul, CEO Telonu, Inc.
fantastic to work with. He has delivered exceptional results in
financial modeling under a tight deadline. This project has been
worth far more than its cost in terms of knowledge and foresight
he has shared with us." Peter Licari, Strobe, Inc.