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Jared Benedict: Performance Obligations Under New Revenue Recognition Guidance


Aventine Hill and Weaver recently hosted the 8th Annual San Antonio CPA Event (see video here). A hot topic continues to be the new ASC 606 Revenue Recognition standard. The guidance has created new challenges for many companies with diversified service offerings.  ...


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.  ...


S. Michelle Cox, PhD: Deliver Better Products and Services to Customers Through Process Improvement


Pat English, of Credit Human, in San Antonio, Texas asked me to speak at the Credit Professionals International conference. Pat has seen examples of the work that Aventine Hill Partners (AHP) offers through our Process Improvement Practice in which I have led engagements as Senior Consultant. Our team of experienced professionals offers training, coaching, and project management or execution. ...


Tim Geppert: Small Businesses Can Compete for Bonded Construction Projects


Having spent a career in and around the construction business, a strategy many small business owners consider is whether to bid on bonded projects. Government construction contracts typically require surety bonds so there is a large market opportunity. The good news here in the San Antonio area is that Bexar County and the U.S. Department of Transportation offer a free Bonding Education Program (BEP) to provide small and disadvantaged businesses the tools and resources required to compete for projects requiring a surety bond. The USDOT course covers many topics over the eight weeks, one night per week. ...


Beth Hair: The State of Executive Search in San Antonio


The San Antonio Business Journal (SABJ) reached out to a number of San Antonio-based staffing and executive search firms, including Aventine Hill, to better understand the state of the industry and its evolution. Their article is available at this link for paid subscribers. ...


John Trampe: The business value of internal controls in banking


In recent news, there have been stories about large banks committing fraudulent activities. Credit cards were issued without the customer’s consent. Accounts were set up that customers would learn about only after they were charged fees. Fake email accounts were set up to sign up customers for online banking. ...


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.” ...


Balance Sheets + $2 Trillion = New Lease Standard


In February, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update 2016-02 – Leases (Topic 842). This Update replaces 40 years of lease accounting rules with principles-based guidance. While ASC 842 started its life over 10 years ago as a converged project between the FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board, there is a key difference between the two…more on that later. But they do share one main feature: almost all leases will now be accounted for on the balance sheet. By some estimates, this will mean an additional $2 trillion on U.S. balance sheets. ...


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