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Celebrating Resilience and Innovation: Lessons from Small Business Owners
Thursday, May 2, 2024
National Small Business Week rolls around once a year, but the impact that these businesses have on our livelihoods, families, communities and economies is astounding.
Airwallex and BILL Partner to Enable Faster International Payments
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Airwallex and BILL partnered to help BILL customers make faster international payments. With this collaboration, BILL’s financial operations platform for small– to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will add the local transfer capabilities of Airwallex’s global payments and financial platform
Attracting and Retaining Clients Starts with Tech Expertise
Wednesday, April 17, 2024
SMBs rely on their accounting firms for a variety of needs, but one particular area they feel strongly about is having an understanding of the technology they use.
How Technology Will Optimize – Not Replace – The Role of Accountants
Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Firms should consider the skillsets of their existing employees when deciding which tools to implement and develop thorough change management plans centered around their employees and their clients.
Take your business to the next level with
Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Small and mid-size businesses are the lifeblood of the economy. But, these businesses may need better and more efficient ways to handle finances. Irana Wasti, Chief Product Officer at Bill, stopped by GDC virtually with tips on how businesses can earn better cash flow.
5 Financial Tips to Take Your Business to the Next Level
Friday, April 5, 2024
Building a business is an incredible journey — and like all journeys, every stage is different. Running a startup, for instance, is very different from running a midsize business.
SMBs Eager to Reap the Benefits of AI for Their Businesses
Friday, March 29, 2024
In the fast-paced world of small businesses, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for success. Today, innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and automation are revolutionizing how small and midsize businesses (SMBs) manage their financial operations.
BILL’s René Lacerte To Silicon Valley Founders: 'Don’t Come Here To Make Money'
Thursday, March 21, 2024
BILL CEO and founder René Lacerte is a fourth-generation entrepreneur. In 2009 he sold his first company PayCycle, to Intuit.
85% of SMBs Are Enthusiastic About Using AI in Financial Operations
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Businesses are looking to AI and automation to help them increase efficiency and empower them to redeploy staff to more strategic tasks that can foster innovation and growth.
Bill Adds Predictive Cash Flow Tools to Business Operations Platform
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
The new offerings, BILL Insights and BILL Cash Flow Forecasting, are integrated into the BILL Financial Operations Platform, which already provides category-leading accounts payable, accounts receivable, and spend and expense solutions.
Mastering Risk: 4 Ways to Equip Your Team for Success
Thursday, January 25, 2024
The operating environment for SMBs is complex, and risks can emerge from anywhere. Find out how to deal with it effectively.
Shop small, shop smart: How to gift something that means something
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities. They are the job creators and innovators. When local businesses are thriving, our local economies are too.
3 Marketing Lessons You Can Learn From Small Businesses
Thursday, January 25, 2024
It’s no secret that small business owners wear many hats, and one of the most important is the head of marketing.
Majority take less than 1 week to do month-end close
Thursday, January 25, 2024
Perhaps it will be shocking to accountants in the future that some organizations used to take 30 days to perform a monthly close, as recent data finds the majority now take less than a week, with many saying it only takes one to two days.
Bill Enhances Visibility and Controls in Spend & Expense
Thursday, January 25, 2024
The latest capabilities, complete with a budgets interface redesign, include additional ways to customize spend target limits, consolidate controls to manage spend easier, and group budgets to streamline management of multiple budgets.
Voices Securing the books: Cybersecurity tips for accountants
Thursday, January 25, 2024
In our extremely connected world, cyberattacks are becoming increasingly common, and having thorough cybersecurity processes and procedures is a necessity for accounting firms and their employees.
Shop small, shop smart: How to gift something that means something
Monday, November 20, 2023
Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities. They are the job creators and innovators. When local businesses are thriving, our local economies are too.
BILL Debuts New Purchase Order Tools for Small Businesses
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
The San Jose company announced Wednesday (Oct. 25) that it was rolling out automation technology to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and accounting practices gain more control over and visibility into their accounts payable (AP) workflows.
Bill Adds New Purchase Order Capabilities
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Bill has has added automation technology to help SMBs and accounting firms get better control and visibility of their accounts payable workflows.
How To Lead When You Need To Do More With Less
Monday, October 16, 2023
René Lacerte, CEO and Founder of BILL, discusses what it takes to run successfully run a business.
Bill Unveils Accountant Console for Accountant Partners
Friday, October 6, 2023
BILL unveiled a financial operations platform for SMBs that integrates category-leading solutions across accounts payable (AP), accounts receivable (AR), and spend and expense management.
Spend Management is the Next Focus for Client Accounting Services
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Cash flow is tight for many SMBs, and business owners need greater visibility into their cash flow to mitigate the impact of unexpected expenses.
Winner, Public Company, Small to Medium: John Rettig, Bill Inc.
Friday, September 29, 2023
CFO John Rettig plays a pivotal role in developing BILL Inc.’s financial infrastructure and managing its rapid growth.
How Accounting Firms Are Winning the Automation Game
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Eighty-nine percent of accountants say automation makes their firm more profitable and efficient, according to a new BILL report.
Why Generative AI Must Be Transformative, Not Just Innovative
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Generative AI is rocking the world this year. From an engineering perspective, it’s the real deal. But how can we make sure it also rocks the SMB world?
BILL Introduces Integrated Financial Operations Platform for Small Businesses
Thursday, September 7, 2023
BILL has integrated its accounts payable (AP), accounts receivable (AR), and spend and expense management solutions into a single platform. The new BILL Financial Operations Platform allows small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to optimize and manage their cash flow effectively, the provider of financial automation software for SMBs said in a Thursday (Sept. 7) press release.
Divvy Renamed as BILL Spend & Expense
Thursday, September 7, 2023
The newly-branded system will continue to offer an all-in-one spending and expense management solution with free software and corporate cards to provide real-time visibility and customizable control over business finances.
AI and SMBs: How to decide what is right for you
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Here are some tips for how you can find the right technology and tools to help your business make the most of AI.
CAS 101: Building a CAS Practice
Friday, September 1, 2023
Building a CAS practice can take time but data shows it is more than worth the investment — survey data indicates that 72% of respondents indicate that they have a strong growth pipeline for their CAS offerings.
Two Workplace Culture Red Flags To Look For When Interviewing For A Job
Friday, September 1, 2023
Here are two workplace culture red flags (and corresponding green ones) that you can watch for when interviewing with a prospective new company.
Having Integrity When Marketing to Small Businesses with Sarah Acton, CMO at BILL
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
In this episode, Alan and Sarah discuss what her marketing department is doing to help drive discovery, connection, and trust with BILL’s customers and how the integrity she learned when she was running her own small business helps inform the way she operates with BILL today.
BILL to Launch Unified Platform Experience for Small Businesses This Fall
Thursday, August 17, 2023
BILL will launch a unified platform experience this fall, fulfilling a priority it set a year ago. This integrated platform will bring together the financial automation software provider’s accounts payable (AP) and expense management solutions, streamlining and simplifying financial operations for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), BILL CEO and Founder Rene Lacerte said Thursday (Aug. 17) during the company’s quarterly earnings call.
How to Turn Your Customers Into Fans
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Ann McFerran understands the power of loyal customers. Ann is the CEO and Founder of Glamnetic, a magnetic lash beauty brand that she built from her small living room in Koreatown, Los Angeles, into a $50 million global company. Her secret? Ann is really good at turning customers into super fans.
Why Inclusive Workforces Matter, What They Look Like, And How to Build One
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Building an inclusive workplace helps to create a more cohesive and productive team, establish and maintain high morale, and sets up the firm for long-term growth and success.
Vendor Spotlight: Bill
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Discover how BILL is transforming the accounting industry with their innovative solutions in this insightful vendor spotlight.
For small businesses, trust is everything
Friday, June 30, 2023
How to build that trust and determine who to trust in return.
3 Ways to Maximize Technology for Your Business
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Irana Wasti, Chief Product Officer at BILL, shares tips for small business owners who want to take back control, prepare their business for the future, and lay the foundations for success.
Middle Market 100:'s core revenues jumped 173% in 2022
Friday, June 23, 2023
See where they rank on our exclusive list of companies with $25 million to $1 billion in revenue.
3 Tips for Leading When the Unexpected Happens
Monday, June 19, 2023
A seasoned entrepreneur who built a business helping business owners offers lessons learned about leading through a criss.
Redefining Success: What It Looks Like When Growth Isn’t the Top Priority
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
A lifestyle accounting firm emphasizes the personal lives of their employees in a way that focuses on balance, which may look different from a firm where scaling financial growth is the main priority.
5 Tips To Help Make Your Business A Great Place To Work
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Great companies are built by great teams. Helping people do the best work of their careers is a powerful amplifier for business success, for employee satisfaction and for building a truly great place to work.
Are your business finances in shape? A checklist to get you organized
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
As a business owner, keeping your finances thriving is critical, especially if you’re looking to do more with less as many small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are. Having your finances in shape can open the door to new markets, products and services, customers, and expanded advertising and hiring.
Are your business finances in shape? A checklist to get you organized
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
As a business owner, keeping your finances thriving is critical, especially if you’re looking to do more with less as many small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are. Having your finances in shape can open the door to new markets, products and services, customers, and expanded advertising and hiring.
How Client Conversations Can Turn Tax Season Into Opportunity Season
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
BILL Senior Director of Marketing, Jeannie Ruesch, published a byline article on CPA Practice Advisor titled “How Client Conversations Can Turn Tax Season Into Opportunity Season.”
BMO taps fintech BILL for automated bill payments
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Bank Automation News covered BMO partnership, quoted BILL Chief Product Officer Irana Wasti on how BILL has enabled BMO to support more SMB customers
Small Businesses Can Have Fortune 500 Tools, Here’s How
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
BILL Chief Product Officer Irana Wasti published a piece in CPA Advisor on how small businesses can have Fortune 500 tools.
Watch BILL CEO René Lacerte on CNBC
Friday, March 24, 2023
BILL CEO on new offerings after SVB and effects from reduced lending.
BILL Offers 4 Ways to Help Silicon Valley Bank Business Customers
Friday, March 24, 2023
BILL, a maker of financial automation software for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), has launched four new offerings for businesses impacted by the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) events.
Bill expands offerings to support those hit by SVB crash
Friday, March 24, 2023
Financial automation software provider BILL announced that, in light of the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, that the company would expand its services for those who have been affected.
BILL and BMO Debut Bill Pay and Invoicing Tool
Friday, March 10, 2023
Billing software firm BILL has launched a bill pay/invoicing platform with BMO.
BILL Partners with BMO to Help Businesses Digitize and Streamline Payments
Friday, March 10, 2023
BMO Bill Connect, powered by BILL, is a bill pay and invoicing platform that helps customers pay and get paid in a simpler, faster and more secure way.
Watch CNBC’s full interview with Bill CEO René Lacerte
Friday, February 10, 2023
René Lacerte, founder and CEO, joins ‘TechCheck’ to discuss the company’s reported weak outlook and his thoughts on the future.
Leveraging Mission and Motivation for Business Growth
Friday, January 20, 2023
Listen to the podcast to learn how Sarah Acton, CMO of BILL, created a rebrand for BILL in her first year as CMO.
BILL Chief Product Officer on Developing a Product Career
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Product management is a highly lucrative and engaging career path for creative minds who want to help improve the lives of their customers. PLG at Adobe Senior Director, Heidi Gibson, interviews BILL Chief Product Officer Irana Wasti on best practices for developing a career in product.
Managing Firm Morale to Win the Coming Busy Season
Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Recognizing and rewarding successful employees and new team members through meaningful engagement is more important than ever to retain top talent – particularly in a distributed workforce.
What's in a firm's brand?
Monday, December 5, 2022
Sarah Acton, CMO of BILL, talks about how accountants need to think about their brand in the 21st century, and why it may be time for a change.
How accounting firms can prepare for increasing cybersecurity threats
Friday, December 2, 2022
BILL CISO Rinki Sethi explains that in addition to safeguarding their own data, accountants must also maintain security at their firms, and keep client data secure.
The top people in public accounting — 2022
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
BILL CEO and Founder, René Lacerte, was name Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today.
BILL Completes Acquisition of Finmark
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Finmark is a financial planning software provider that simplifies financial planning and cash flow insights for SMBs.
SMB Financial Automation Firm BILL Buys Finmark and Aims to Expand
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Financial automation software provider BILL announced Wednesday (Nov. 16) that it has completed its acquisition of SMB financial planning company Finmark.
Raleigh startup Finmark acquired by BILL
Friday, November 11, 2022
Finmark, a Raleigh-based fintech backed by AmEx and Idea Fund Partners, is being acquired by California-based financial automation software firm BILL (NYSE: BILL).
BILL to Buy Finmark to Expand Financial Operations Platform for SMBs
Friday, November 4, 2022
Financial automation software provider BILL has signed a definitive agreement to acquire financial planning and analysis software firm Finmark.
Payments automation business Holdings adopts a new brand
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
The company has gone by since it launched in 2006. That's changing, beginning this week. Changes Name to 'BILL' Following Rebrand
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Billing software firm has rechristened itself BILL as it updates the look and feel of its brand. rolls out new features and service enhancements
Monday, October 3, 2022
The payment solutions company is allowing a finer degree of control over workflows and spending.
5 Interesting Learnings from at $800,000,000 in ARR
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Jason Lemkin revisits 5 interesting learnings about post-IPO.
The Case for Putting Digital Transformation at the Top of Your To-Do List
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
The way we do business is shifting as a new generation of accounting professionals takes the reins in the workplace and prepares to serve a new generation of clients.
Enterprise tech CEOs’ thoughts on U.S. consumer strength
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Informatica CEO, Amit Walia, and CEO, René Lacerte discuss the impact of consumer spending on enterprise technology, and cite travel trends as one indicator of consumer health.
Houston Business Journal names 2022 Best Places to Work finalists
Thursday, September 8, 2022 named as a "2022 Best Places to Work" finalist.
Give Its Due
Monday, August 22, 2022
While shares of payment-digitization firms have dropped this year, the business-software provider retains growth potential.
Overcoming Stakeholder Challenges to Adopting New Technology
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
The best way to get your staff onboard with a planned tech adoption is to incorporate the principles of a strong change management approach.
How Finance Automation Helped Boys & Girls Clubs Stay Kids-Focused During Pandemic
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Using finance automation, a Silicon Valley youth organization proactively managed itself to keep the focus on kids needs through the pandemic.
9 Apps That Help Small-Business Owners Grow
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Small-business owners have a full plate. And having to juggle multiple tasks throughout each day can be exhausting. The good news is that there is a treasure trove of apps that are available to help your small business reach its potential — and many of them are free.
The Challenge with SMB SaaS: High Growth Can Only Mask High Churn For Just So Long
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Beyond all the other pros and cons of SMB vs. enterprise, there’s one looming issue with SMB SaaS.
Anger, Fear, Joy: The Unspoken Side of Entrepreneurship
Friday, July 22, 2022
When you're your own boss, managing the highs and lows of business is a skill unto itself. René Lacerte explains his roadmap.
Best Accounting Software for Small Business
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Here are some of the best accounting software for small business to manage the finances of your company and keep your operations on track.
Creating Efficiency By Embracing Digital Technology
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
René Lacerte, Founder and CEO of, talks with Gene Marks about what can do for businesses; the importance of embracing digital technology; how businesses can navigate supply chain, inflation, and high interest rates, and much more.
How SMBs Can Forge A Better Future with the Right Digital Financial Tools
Monday, July 11, 2022
The right trusted digital financial tools hold the key to greater operational efficiency and increased savings. Here's why that's important.
Cybersecurity experts have a growing impact on modern boards
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Board members with cybersecurity backgrounds increased by nine percent in 2021.
Bora Chung of is a 2022 Women of Influence honoree
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Bora Chung, Chief Experience Officer of, interviews with Silicon Valley Business Journal to discuss being selected to be in the 2022 class of Women of Influence.
Be Different, Not Better
Thursday, June 2, 2022
The internet is saturated with inspirational quotes and sayings about achieving success. Jeannie Ruesch, Director of Marketing at, explains how to differentiate to reach your goals.
How Platform Engineering Helps Manage Innovation Responsibly
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
What is a platform, exactly? Who’s responsible for it? And what, exactly, should be done with it? With platform teams on the rise, The New Stack unpacks these questions and more to shed light on the trend.
When you focus on fundamentals, the value creation happens, says founder
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 founder and CEO René Lacerte joins ‘CNBC Special: Trading tech’ to discuss if there are any similarities between the dotcom bubble and today.
20 diverse small businesses earn resources to grow their companies
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
A variety of small business owners will benefit from additional cash and resources after earning in the Invoice2go Grow program. Review: Features and Pricing in 2022
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 offers great features for managing and paying your bills and sending invoices to your customers. Read Fit Small Business's review for more.
Best Places to Work 2022: offers its workers flexibility
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Two years after going public, continues to attract workers for its ability to keep both its employees and customers engaged while continuing to grow at a rapid clip.
Grass Is Greener for Landscape Firms That Use Digital Invoicing and Payments
Thursday, April 14, 2022
A business can establish trust by quickly delivering estimates, invoices and payments, Armand Luisi, president of Scenic Isle Landscape Design, told PYMNTS.
3 accounting trends that won’t go out of style
Friday, April 8, 2022
These are the foundational trends that even the metaverse won’t change. CEO René Lacerte explains.
6 Best Accounts Payable Software Programs for 2022
Thursday, April 7, 2022
The best accounts payable software will help you track your unpaid bills and pay them electronically when they become due.
Invoice2go review
Friday, April 1, 2022
Invoice2go aims to help small businesses better handle their invoices and tracking payments.
MoneyPot Episode 93: SPECIAL: Is this the Golden Age of Bank-Fintech Partnerships?
Thursday, March 31, 2022
The MoneyPot podcast spoke to Josh Goines from and Reetika Grewal from Wells Fargo about their partnership to serve medium enterprise banking needs.
Make Your Bank the Hub of the SMB Back Office
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
It’s a new business as usual. The pandemic accelerated the need to do business digitally. And, after years of increasing fragmentation of partners and services, there is a movement toward consolidation.'s Salvador Chavez is a Latinx Business Leadership Awards honoree
Monday, March 21, 2022
Latinx Leadership Awards 2022: It's unusual for someone without a computer science background to lead a team of engineers. That makes's Salvador Chavez an unusual person.
Invoice2Go Review
Thursday, March 17, 2022
For straightforward invoicing software, Invoice2go is a leading choice of freelancers and small businesses. Learn why in Forbes's Invoice2go review.
Managing Change Management Expectations
Thursday, March 17, 2022
It’s been nearly 60 years since Bob Dylan wrote that “the times, they are a-changin,” and that statement could be used to accurately describe our world at any point since then. It’s certainly true in accounting, where adaptation and evolution are necessary to remain essential to clients.'s Jeannie Ruesch shares her tips., partner to offer expense management tools
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 and have combined to provide solutions to CPA firms through the Divvy Accountant Advisor Program. Adds Divvy as Partner for Expense Management, Corporate Card, and Spend Management
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 has announced that Divvy, a company, has been named’s new exclusive partner for expense management, corporate cards, and spend management.
The 6 Most Important Questions to Ask When Building a CAS Practice
Thursday, March 3, 2022
Although client accounting services (CAS) has existed for years, it is now one of the fastest-growing and most profitable practice areas within the accounting profession.
How a Horizontal Approach Helped This Company Become a Leader in Small-Business Tech
Friday, February 25, 2022
René Lacerte, founder and CEO, shared with Alexa Von Tobel how patience has been a vital tool in his 15-year journey at, why he took a horizontal approach to building his business, and why all small businesses need to leverage technology to stay ahead of the curve. blows past analyst earnings expectations, sees stock price soar 25%
Friday, February 4, 2022, the San Jose-based financial software maker that's focused on the needs of small businesses, posted earnings Thursday afternoon that blew past analyst expectations and sent its stock soaring by nearly 30% in early trading Friday.