Category: In the trenches

Judging the Cleantech Open—These Startups May Change the World

The Cleantech Open (CTO) continues to pump out companies with aspirations to change the world, and many of them are from our area. I was fortunate to be a part of the effort earlier this year, as a judge for the western re…

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Implementing the new revenue recognition standard—5 lessons learned from the front lines

“Overwhelming” is an understatement when talking about implementing the new revenue recognition standard. A huge amount of effort is needed, as the public companies that first adopted the new rules quickly disc…

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Year-end checklist for finance teams—10 ways to end the year right

The exciting month of December offers a paradox to finance teams. They’re in retrospective mode while also planning for the year ahead. And they’re super busy while hoping to use up any leftover vacation days b…

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4 companies make the right moves along the business lifecycle

Every company is at a different stage along the business lifecycle. Some companies have just started out, some are surging forward, some are growing organically and others are fighting against fierce competition. Where is …

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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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