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Lease Accounting Software Buyer's Guide


With the issuance of the new ASC 842 lease accounting standard (ASU 2016-02), most companies are finding their existing ERP or accounting system has not yet been updated to track and calculate the required information. This has created a need to select a niche piece of software to perform the new calculations and generate the required general ledger updates and disclosure reports. ...


Casey Hall: EOS and IT Part Two - Getting Started


As mentioned in my first blog post on EOS and IT, I am encountering more businesses utilizing the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) to improve their results. EOS has six components that ultimately work together to drive company success. My prior blog describes how IT leaders can benefit when their company adopts EOS. ...


Casey Hall: EOS & IT - Gaining More Traction for Your Business


Over the past year, I have encountered more businesses utilizing the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) to improve their results. Described in the book Traction by Gino Wickman, EOS provides tools and disciplines for managing a business to higher success.  ...


Casey Hall: Business Turnaround Lessons Learned from Greg Brenneman


Recently, I attended the Tri-Cities NACD breakfast with Greg Brenneman of CCMP Capital as a one man panel and Bill Chiles of Pelican Energy Partners as the moderator. Greg shared his lessons learned from a career of leading turnarounds as a consultant, executive, board member, and private equity investor. It was about as well-rounded of a perspective as one person could give. An excellent session! ...


Casey Hall: Leveraging IT for the Middle Market (Video)


Texas Business Radio (TBR) is a great resource for entrepreneurs around the state to learn from other business leaders. I was invited to be a guest on the show to talk about IT. The segment aired the weekend of October 8th in Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. In the below video, TBR host Matt Register and I discuss: ...


Casey Hall: SIM Houston Gartner Update - Welcoming Our Digital Overlords?


I attended the SIM Houston monthly meeting on September 20th. The speaker, Mark Bartram of Gartner, provided an update on strategic trends with the subtitle: “The Future is a Digital Thing.” ...


Casey Hall: Houston IT Symposium highlights Houston economy and importance of people


The fourth annual EFM Houston IT Symposium provided some great information to help all business leaders, not just IT leaders. As in prior years, the Houston SIM chapter participated in planning the event and an exciting agenda was assembled. ...


Casey Hall: GAMMA Shares Lessons Learned for Selling a Business


Owners of successful small to mid-size businesses will be faced at some point with deciding whether to sell their company. Many will not have experience at navigating the process. The Greater Austin Mid-Market Alliance (GAMMA) focused its May quarterly meeting on providing practical advice to business owners on what is involved in successfully selling their company. Aventine Hill was honored again to sponsor the event. Beth Hair, John Romero, and I attended.  ...


Casey Hall: Healthcare Symposium focused on "How Do You Know Your Data is Safe?"


Aventine Hill recently co-sponsored the second annual Healthcare Symposium in San Antonio on February 26. The focus was on cyber-security and the half-day agenda featured three topics. ...


Casey Hall: GAMMA Event Highlights Wave of Business Transfers as Boomers Retire


John Romero and I attended the February 8th Greater Austin Mid-Market Alliance (GAMMA) event which Aventine Hill sponsors. John Dini was the speaker and the topic was "Beating the Boomer Bust". He presented demographic and economic data that showed how the baby boom generation drove and continues to drive economic trends as they age. ...


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