The Very Very First Foresight Post!

Hello World!
We are excited to have launched our blog! With any story there must be a beginning and with any blog there must be a first post. With that in mind we thought we would cover the basics.


Who is Foresight ASG?

Foresight Advisory Service GrouScreen Shot 2015-03-05 at 9.58.13 AMp (ASG) is a team of finance and operational professionals who love working with startups and early growth businesses. We consist of accountants, payroll specialists, financial analysts, and much more. Our mission is to handle the finance and operational logistics of early stage businesses so that our clients can focus on growing their business. We are located in San Francisco but use cloud based solutions so that we can engage with clients throughout the United States.


The Bloggers/Team:

In alphabetical order as everyone is of equal importance!



                            Dan Blahut



From: Kansas City, MO

Professional Interests: New and Innovative Business Models, Financial Modeling, Founder/ Executive Education, Board Advisory, Corporate Strategy.

Hobbies: Snowboarding, Running, and Travel.

Fun Fact(s):  I’ve spent several years volunteering for the Boy’s and Girls club of SF (extremely rewarding experience!) My wife and I have one very well behaved dog and two mischievous cats, we also love checking out new restaurants and hitting up our neighborhood (Dog Patch) parks on the weekends.


                            Kelvin Chun

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From: San Francisco, CA

Professional Interests:  Equity investment, corporate acquisition accounting

Hobbies: Hiking, Camping

Fun Fact(s): Kelvin is a certified First Aid & CPR/AED instructor



                          Noah Hopton 

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From: Mill Valley, California

Professional Interests: Cloudbased Scalable Solutions, Inventory Management, Financial Modeling, and any new software/product in the back office space.

Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, Bike Riding,

Fun Fact(s): Noah is an Eagle Scout and has a 1964 Chevy Malibu SS



                          Randy Macaraeg

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From: Berkeley, California

Professional Interests: Accounting, Financial Modeling, Startup Businesses

Hobbies: Biking, Snowboarding, Running, Computer Gaming

Fun Fact(s): Randy can solve a 3×3 Rubik’s cube in under a minute!


                           Miriam Mendoza
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From: Mexico/ Richmond CA

Professional Interests: Payroll, HR and Accounting

Hobbies: Quality time with my son, play time with my dogs, working out and salsa dancing

Fun Fact(s): In one year I ran 1marathon (26.2 miles) , 3-1/2 marathons (13.1 miles) 11-10K’s (6.2miles) and 4-3K’s (3.1 miles)… thats 146.1 miles in one year!


                            Eugene Soltan

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From: Republic of Moldova

Professional Interests: Help startups with their financial needs, Financial Modeling, become a CFA charter holder

Hobbies: Hiking, Traveling, Kite Surfing, Reading

Fun Fact(s): Eugene lived in 5 different countries, and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Pi Business Professional Fraternity.





Why are we blogging?

Our goal is to help the growing startup community by sharing our knowledge and expertise. Everyday we encounter new products, teach founders about compliance issues, or help them better understand their cash flow and finances.  We want to share our knowledge and know-how with the greater startup community.


What will we be blogging about?

Our blog will cover a range of topics from picking the correct entity type for your company to positioning yourself in the best way to successfully raise capital. Here are just a few examples of what will be coming:

  • >How to pick the correct entity for your business
  • >Where to incorporate and why everyone chooses Delaware
  • >Choosing the right Xero Inventory Partner: Stitch Labs Vs. Unleashed Vs. Dear
  • >SF Payroll Tax and how to calculate it
  • >How to successfully manage your AP process to minimize end of year headaches with 1099s.




We always look forward to suggestions so feel free to shoot us a topic you are interested in at or comment on a post if you have questions. Of course, softwares get updated and laws change so even though all of our posts are supposed to be informational please consult your legal advisor before making any big decision.

If you want to stay updated on when posts are coming out feel free to follow us at on twitter @foresightasg or like us on Facebook at


Thanks for reading!


-Noah Hopton