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The Top 5 IT Mistakes LA Distributors Can’t Afford to Make

Posted by Craig Pollack on May 6, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Since the early days back in the 90’s in LA distribution centers and warehouses, information technology has evolved to become the beating heart of the industry, helping businesses to operate more efficiently and with greater productivity than ever before. However, as with many things in business, IT only works well under its own steam to a certain point; everything else is your responsibility.

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Topics: Distribution and Manufacturing Articles

7 IT Habits of Highly Successful LA RIAs

Posted by Craig Pollack on May 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Some of the most successful Registered Investment Advisors in Los Angeles have key components in common with the most successful RIAs located anywhere in the country. Naturally, security, compliance, and operational efficiency are always most top of mind.  But, there are none more important nor as impactful as how they view and run their technology.

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Topics: Investment Advisor Articles

5 Great Online Resources for LA Distributors

Posted by Craig Pollack on May 4, 2016 6:54:00 PM

Could you do with a little guidance when it comes to improving your inventory turn, or warehouse or bin management, or improving shipping efficiency or reducing logistical costs? Are you unsure of the latest software developments or what the market leaders in your industry are doing to stay ahead? Worry no longer; the Internet is home to a wide variety of resources that can help you get a grip on the ever-changing face of distribution, regardless of the problem you’re attempting to solve. 

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Topics: Distribution and Manufacturing Articles

Technology Training for Your LA CPA Firm

Posted by Craig Pollack on May 3, 2016 12:33:00 PM

If you’re anything like the majority of LA based CPA’s, you easily recognize that technology is at the heart of everything you do. Your computer allows you to store and manage your clients’ data, while software and mobile apps make different elements of your work day far easier and more efficient than pen and paper ever could. Even your “diary” is managed via some form of technology.

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Topics: CPA and Accountant Articles

Expense Management Apps LA CPAs Can Recommend to Their Clients

Posted by Craig Pollack on May 2, 2016 8:30:00 AM

When it comes to being a Los Angeles based Certified Public Accountant, there are a number of areas you’re looked upon as the financial expert for your clients. At the same time, there are often opportunities to advise a client on how best to help keep their own records organized. And nothing more so than when it comes to tracking and reporting on expenses.

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Topics: CPA and Accountant Articles

What Being a Certified Information Technology Professional Means to Your LA CPA Firm

Posted by Craig Pollack on Apr 22, 2016 11:01:00 AM

As a practicing accounting professional, have you ever wondered what the benefits of gaining an accreditation in the field of information technology or what such a move might mean for your CPA firm? Technology is moving so fast these days that it really does pay to have a member of your staff with their fingers on the pulse, and that person could very well be you!

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Topics: CPA and Accountant Articles

How LA Manufacturers and Distributors Can Be Harmed by Dropbox

Posted by Craig Pollack on Apr 21, 2016 9:53:00 AM

With so much information to share, file sharing services such as Dropbox have become incredibly popular for sending photos, large attachments and multiple documents to friends and family when text message or email just won’t suffice. Dropbox is quick, easy and incredibly efficient and allows you to share data with whomever you choose.  And free of charge to boot!

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Topics: Distribution and Manufacturing Articles

How LA CPAs Keep Up With All The Tax Program Updates

Posted by Craig Pollack on Apr 20, 2016 7:26:00 AM

As a CPA based in Los Angeles, you no doubt are aware that there’s a lot to keep track of if you want to remain efficient, effective, and above all, compliant. From federal tax law and changes to protocol, to the constant updates that are required to ensure your tax preparation software is running at its best, it might seem like the revisions are never-ending – albeit imperative.

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Topics: CPA and Accountant Articles

5 Emerging Technologies LA Distributors Should Leverage for Growth

Posted by Craig Pollack on Apr 19, 2016 10:38:00 AM

Leaders of distribution companies are no different than any other business leader. And as much as they all hate to admit it, they are at times their own worst enemies when it comes to working “in” rather than working “on” their businesses. The day to day takes precedence over the strategy. However, the best in class performers all know this and take active measures to ensure they’re moving their organizations forward in real and meaningful ways.

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Topics: Distribution and Manufacturing Articles

Key Innovation Strategies for LA Distributors and Manufacturers

Posted by Craig Pollack on Apr 18, 2016 9:37:00 AM

As we all know, change or die. And a business’ approach to innovation is critical to its long-term success. But to achieve it, distributors need to focus on developing innovation skills in their employees. According to an annual CEO survey conducted by the Conference Board, the top innovation strategies for not only Los Angeles based manufacturers and distributors, but all, specifically revolve around developing innovation skills in their employees. And the ones deemed to be the most impactful are skills like scenario planning or exploring strategies from outside the company’s specific industry or niche.

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Topics: Distribution and Manufacturing Articles

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