Category: In the trenches

We made the list! “Top Workplaces” awards RoseRyan for the third straight year

For three years running, RoseRyan is being recognized as a Top 100 Workplace! This year, we’re ranked 11th in the small companies category, surging up the Bay Area News Group’s Top WorkplacesTM list by 25 spots. What d…

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Don’t go it alone—why every cannabis company needs the right set of partners

It’s all about who you know. In the high-velocity world of cannabis companies, this mantra is so true. When starting out or expanding into new territory, with limited resources and an uncertain future, companies often do…

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Building a strategic roadmap: 6 questions every new cannabis business needs to ask

A giant window opened up when Californians approved the adult use of cannabis a few months ago. Startups and companies looking to expand are taking advantage of the opening, but they have to act fast. As time goes on, it…

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Beyond rev rec—planning ahead for 2018 financial reporting

I get it—implementing the new revenue recognition rules has consumed a lot of your technical accounting team’s time, as it has at my company. The new standard likely has a steady spot at the forefront of your audit com…

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Deal flow in the PE market continues to move—here’s why

What’s hot in the deal world at the moment? The fintech sector continues to generate steam and so is another industry, the wine business. Private equity investors’ interest in turnarounds has diminished somewhat, and t…

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Live and learn: Passing on wisdom from the tech sector to the cannabis sector

The pressure is always on. In Silicon Valley, we’re accustomed to tech startups moving at the speed of light to get their innovative products to market. All while fending off tough competition, being careful with their c…

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SOX is ever-evolving: 5 ways to shore up your controls program

Talk about mixed messages. The new presidential administration wants what they consider “costly and unnecessary regulations” wiped out. At the same time we have continued pressure by regulatory agencies to strengthen a…

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Culture and innovation trailblazers—how 5 companies are defining a new path

There’s nothing quite like working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Innovation is happening all around us—and as consultants, we get to see it in person every day working with our clients. Tomorrow’s must-have apps are…

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Tales from the front lines in CFO and controller recruiting—what’s expected these days

A CFO who is good at financial integrity management but struggles with assessing situations and being visionary won’t be a CFO for very long. I see CFOs facing this challenge in companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 c…

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5 tips for finding financing with the right investors

Companies are under the microscope from the moment they attract a key investor. “Potential investors are making assessments and determinations throughout the whole process—not just right at the start,” RoseRyan direc…

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