Category: Resources

Navigating the green rush: Building or investing in a cannabis business in California

Adaptability is a must for any company but perhaps more so for cannabis businesses. They’re dealing with conflicting state and federal laws, evolving regulatory interpretations at the local level, new competition seeming…

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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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How to amp up your year-end disclosures for the revenue accounting changes ahead

It’s always healthy to take a fresh look at your disclosures and discussions in your annual reports. Situations change, boilerplate language doesn’t always cut it, and changes in accounting policies make it a necessity…

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Falling off the rails? 6 tips for a smooth transition to your new accounting system

The next time your company undergoes an accounting system switch, will it make your team soar or fumble? Of course, we dream of success and no one predicts failure when taking on a big project like this, but there is somet…

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Rethinking revenue and realizing opportunities in the new rules

It’s game time. Deals your company is making now could be affected by the new revenue recognition standard, and the effective date will be here before you know it. This is why it is so important for finance organizations…

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Conquer complexity: Get briefed on the latest accounting updates

In the accounting world, the rules are ever changing. Large in scope and long awaited, the new rule for recognizing revenue continues to get clarifications in the months leading up to its effective date. The new leasing st…

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Superstar controllers need technical chops and so much more

Job interviews with controllers—whether you’re in the hot seat or the one asking the questions—are getting broader these days, as the role of the controller and expectations around it have escalated. Just as today’…

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The CFO juggling act of managing resources

A crazy sprint in the middle of a marathon would leave anyone gasping for oxygen. It’s not sustainable. Go too fast and there’s a risk of real burnout. Then again, go too slowly and there’s the risk of a competitor c…

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On the road to IPO? 6 obstacles to avoid at all costs

All eyes are on you when your company goes IPO. Everyone, it seems, wants to know the company’s every move—its past results, its risks, its future projections. Working at a newly public company can make employees feel …

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