Cash Flow: The Secret Sauce to Staying in Business, During and After COVID

Whether your business is in survival mode or experiencing an uptick, the way you manage (or don't manage) cash flow will determine your business's future. Cash management has always been critical, but in this economy, it's essential. If you've been in the dark about your cash flow, can't pull your numbers quickly, or want some tips to improve your cash flow and prepare for additional market disruptions, join our upcoming webinar.

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Costing Matters: Hold on to Those Margins To Survive COVID

The rising costs of labor, raw materials, coupled with new overhead expenses associated with spacing and retrofitting work stations, temperature checks, and increased sanitation, all impact your bottom line. Manufacturers need to accurately monitor the costs of production, so they can consider adjusting pricing, find new suppliers, or renegotiate fixed contracts to stay profitable.

By |2020-06-08T12:48:57-04:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: |Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Costing Matters: Hold on to Those Margins To Survive COVID

CFO Services – Adding Strength to Manufacturing and Distribution

For a lot of small to mid-size manufacturing and distribution businesses, there’s a conundrum looming over the accounting department. Often, these departments consist of just a few accountants, possibly a controller or accounting manager. Typically the business owner serves [...]

By |2020-03-23T14:07:52-04:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Consulting, Food & Beverage, Frank Balestreri, Manufacturing & Distribution, Outsourced Accounting, Small Business Services, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on CFO Services – Adding Strength to Manufacturing and Distribution

Webinar: 4 Tips for Reducing the Impact of a Product Recall in Food and Beverage Manufacturing

If a product recall occurred tomorrow, would you be prepared? If you’re in business long enough, there is a high chance you’ll face at least one product recall. Depending on how your company handles it, a recall can be a [...]

Wherefour 3.5 Release Notes – Barcode, Inventory Trace Reports, and More

On October 26th, 2019, Wherefour released update 3.5, which added some new features to its mobile-friendly, cloud-based platform for food, beverage, and natural product manufacturers. A few of the highlights from this release include the following: The inventory trace [...]

By |2019-11-05T19:42:40-05:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Cloud Technology, Consulting, Food & Beverage, Frank Balestreri, Software Solutions, Technology, Wherefour, Wine & Craft Brew|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wherefour 3.5 Release Notes – Barcode, Inventory Trace Reports, and More

Valley Made Manufacturing Summit

SSF is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Valley Made Manufacturing Summit! The Valley Made Manufacturing Summit is a conference for the thriving manufacturing industry of the San Joaquin Valley. Attendees will learn from industry leaders, celebrate their growing business [...]

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 [...]

By |2019-03-20T17:13:14-04:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Central Valley, Food & Beverage, Karen J. Burns, Manufacturing & Distribution|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on What the New Lease Standard Means for the Food and Beverage Industry

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 |2017-07-27T14:59:10-04:00July 27th, 2017|Categories: Audit, Blog, Karen J. Burns, Manufacturing & Distribution|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Future of Manufacturing: New Regulations

Craft Brew Accounting

Tips for Craft Brewers What you need to know before jumping in craft beer industry Today’s beer industry is undeniably shifting in favor of the emerging craft brew movement that has brought thousands of options to taps across the nation. [...]

By |2017-06-22T14:39:59-04:00February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Brandon Scripps, Food & Beverage, Small Business Services, Wine & Craft Brew|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Craft Brew Accounting

Five Healthy Tips for Food Manufacturing Success

While today’s competition in the Food & Beverage industry remains fierce, there are steps your manufacturing company can take to foster success. It starts by addressing many of the challenges the industry faces, such as managing cash flow; assessing [...]

By |2019-01-22T15:23:20-05:00January 2nd, 2012|Categories: Agriculture, Blog, Food & Beverage, Karen J. Burns, Manufacturing & Distribution, Wine & Craft Brew|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Five Healthy Tips for Food Manufacturing Success