Inspiration

Through our app, we want to help small business owners better understand industry trends and set them on the right path to financial stability. We are looking to normalize benchmark accounting data to make it easily comprehendable.

What it does

Through our app, small business owners around the United States will be able to share anonymous information, such as balance sheets, income statements, expense reports, etc. Through integrations with other services such as PayPal Marketing Solutions, Quickbooks, Shopify, Google Analytics, and Salesforce, we are able to combine industry information to help new business owners make profitable decisions.

How we built it

We used Python to convert the XLSX to CSV. Java was used to search the CSV for data points and normalize the data fields for a specific industry. HTML and CSS to build to theoretically host the service.

Challenges we ran into

Our biggest challenge was not having a diverse team of developers.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We believe that our idea is worth developing and can help small businesses prosper.

What we learned

We learned how to structure a team in a way that everyone was working on something that they were strong at.

What's next for Start Me Up

We believe that through more development, Start Me Up can be really helpful to small businesses, even through a potential integration with PayPal Marketing Solutions.

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