Guest Post – Gian Brown

This is a guest post by Gian Brown. Gian (“John”) Brown has been lurking around VegasTech for about a year now.  With a background in corporate venture capital, transactional law and working with start-ups, he occasionally advises local companies.  Feel free to reach out to him at [email protected]

Jelly Break-out Session Follow-up


If you missed the Jelly break-out session on 11/8, you missed a great presentation from two accountants with the Las Vegas CPA firm of  Wallace Neumann & Verville, LLP.  A few folks asked for the slides used by Dustin Wheeler (@dustinwCPA), who conducted the first part of the presentation on accounting software for startups.  The presentation, posted on SlideShare, is shown at the bottom of this post and addresses real-time accounting data on the cloud.  Dustin also covered a few technologies such as bank transaction importing, document management, online invoicing and online bill payments that can automate many accounting processes and make it easier for entrepreneurs to manage their businesses.


A few innovative products that Dustin discussed include:

1.       QuickBooks, which has been a leader in the small business accounting market for many years, offers desktop versions that can be hosted and a SaaS product (QuickBooks Online).

2.       FreshBooks, focusing on small service-providing businesses, has great tools for time tracking and online invoicing so that customers can pay their invoices online.

3.       Wave Accounting, a free (ad-supported) web-based software, does double-entry accounting and imports bank transactions.

4.       Xero, utilizing a unique method for classifying and reconciling transactions including bank rules, is another cloud product bringing business owners closer to zero data entry.


Thanks to Dustin for sharing some great ideas with the Las Vegas tech community to tackle their accounting challenges!  Here’s the link:

One response to “Guest Post – Gian Brown

  1. My accounting life would be miserable if it weren’t for Wave Accounting. Definitely the best thing that happened to my accounting. Thanks to Dustin for introducing it to me.

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