What the new lease standard means for the food and beverage industry

As a business owner, you likely started your business because of a great product and a passion for your craft. Whether innovating the production of chocolate or sharing your family’s bread recipe with the world, analyzing accounting standards and tracking [...]

Direct vs. Indirect Distribution Channels

Direct vs. Indirect Distribution  The importance of picking the right distribution channel(s) for your business  We are living in an age of convenience —a time where just about anything can be ordered online and delivered straight to your doorstep. [...]

The Future of Manufacturing: New Regulations

The Future of Manufacturing New regulations and the organizations working to make it better In July 2017, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released the results of a joint study on the US public perception of manufacturing.  Believe it [...]

By |2017-07-27T14:59:10+00:00July 27th, 2017|Categories: Audit, Blog, Karen J. Burns, Manufacturing & Distribution|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Private Company Council

Private Company Council What has the PCC done for your business lately? It’s tough being a midmarket business. Accounting and reporting requirements can be a significant burden for start-ups and companies without the vast human and financial resources of larger [...]

By |2017-06-14T21:48:10+00:00April 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Karen J. Burns, Manufacturing & Distribution, Small Business Services|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Private Company Council

Pay Your Payroll Tax with R&D Credits

Pay Your Payroll Tax with R&D Credits How start-up companies have an opportunity to save cash  Starting in 2016, Research and Development (R&D) tax credits can be used to offset payroll taxes. Previously, these credits could only be used [...]

By |2018-01-30T13:53:13+00:00March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Evan Stephens, Manufacturing & Distribution, Tax, Technology|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pay Your Payroll Tax with R&D Credits

Made in the Bay Area 2015

San Francisco Business Times Made in the Bay Area: Secrets of Manufacturing Innovators (FULL TRANSCRIPT) On September 9, 2015, the San Francisco Business Times sat down to talk about the future of manufacturing in the Bay Area with a [...]

By |2017-06-22T15:41:39+00:00October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Karen J. Burns, Manufacturing & Distribution|0 Comments

Retail Brick-and-Click

Brick-and-Click Understanding physical and online retail convergence Technology has fundamentally changed the consumer retail experience leading to evolving consumer behaviors and expectations. Consumers have become more demanding, requiring the convenience and information of online shopping with the service and [...]

By |2017-06-23T20:46:13+00:00May 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog, Frank Balestreri, Manufacturing & Distribution|0 Comments

Surviving Product Recall

Surviving a recall How to navigate the financial risks and exposures of a product recall You make your products with the best of intentions. You work hard to provide consumers with newer, better, higher quality products. What happens when [...]

By |2017-06-23T20:49:56+00:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: Blog, Karen J. Burns, Manufacturing & Distribution|0 Comments

Manufacturing Innovators

Made in the Bay Area Secrets of Manufacturing Innovators PDF of the Made in the Bay Area: Secrets of Manufacturing Innovators Booklet from the San Francisco Business Times October 4th Issue On September 18, 2013, the San Francisco Business [...]

By |2017-06-23T14:55:31+00:00October 1st, 2013|Categories: Blog, Karen J. Burns, Manufacturing & Distribution, Wine & Craft Brew|0 Comments

Are you ready? How businesses on the selling end can plan for a merger or acquisition

Many of us have heard the saying, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” While most business owners meticulously plan the ongoing management of their organization, far fewer prepare for a successful sale. If the sale of [...]