Month: May 2013

Taproom POS

Recently, taproom POS (point of sale) questions keep appearing up on my radar. More specifically, people want to know which tablet application is best for their taproom.  Within the last 5 years many POS startups have moved in and commanded respect in the space.  The introduction of the tablet in business, coupled with these subscription …

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How It All Started

West Coaster’s bear with me; Midwesterners please be patient. I know what I am about to say is SO a decade-old for yall, but here I go. I am excited about craft brewing!!! This industry is less than 5 years old to my wonderful city, and the momentum is not slowing. While I love beer, …

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Conditioning

Quick reminder……..What is our goal? Purposeful Financials In the conditioning phase we emphasize clarity.  It is important that we all understand the various processes and technologies that have emerged from the boiling phase.  The purpose of conditioning is to stabilize the new processes working toward reliable financials.  This step is executed in one of two …

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Delivery

We are home! How do we know? Because I said so. On the surface I am hoping the delivery phase pulls together the work put forth in steps one and two.  This is the fruit of your labor (and ours, no doubt).  Reports, cost analysis, projections, tax filing or planning to name a few.  On …

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Boil it Down

We break it down! Why?  We need to understand why your process are what they are. Surely the accounting department has some rhyme to the reason.  Each brewery is unique in the way it runs its back office. Some self-distribute, others outsource payroll, while others are operating in a dark corner, on crates, beside the …

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Profit

In accounting 101 we learn that profit is the financial benefit that is realized when the amount of revenue gained from a business activity exceeds the cost associated.  While textbooks are fun for accountants, let me share my understanding of profit.  A super-mentor of mine shared this with me a few years back, and it …

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