Outsourced Accounting | Tax Planning | Growth & Profit Consulting | Best Practice Advising
For most breweries, the numbers are the “uncomfortable unknown.” Owners rely on the local CPA or the jack-of-all-trades, in-house bookkeeper to prepare the financials they use to make the most meaningful decisions in their business.
In practice, those indicators lag far behind real-time performance and are rarely reliable inputs. This means those key decisions are instead made based on gut feel, with some after-the-fact course correction thrown in the mix.
More than a few people did exactly this during the “gold rush” early days and came out fine. But as the craft market continues to mature, making key decisions without direct visibility into the numbers and their interpretation doesn’t cut it anymore.
Today, compliance and operational excellence are table stakes, and the gap between the Head of the Class breweries (with their remarkable profitability, breakout growth trajectory, and brand recognition) and the rest of the field keeps getting wider.
Numbers-Powered Growth is our foundational brewery consulting and accounting service designed to help our craft partners make those industry-leading decisions. Are you one of them?
By outsourcing your bookkeeping, tax, and back office processes to us, you immediately delegate a core business function (one that we do better than anyone else) off of your plate.
At the same time you augment your staff with a team of craft brewery industry experts, and entirely offload tax planning, filing, and compliance risks.
The magic happens once we’ve seen two monthly cycles of your financials. At this point, Chris Farmand can start to apply his superpower: interpreting your numbers to uncover opportunities to increase profit, invest in growth, and avoid mistakes.
This will be the focus during our Numbers Huddles (quarterly or monthly), and will form a cadence of accountability for moving your business forward.
We focus on both internal processes, as well as areas that drive the bottom line, including (but not limited to) Sales, COGS, Labor, Advertising, and Occupancy.
Growth Acceleration Support Options
Goal Tracking: In addition to the guidance we provide during our regular Numbers Huddle meetings, we’ll help you track and hold you accountable to the objectives we develop each month. This supplements our core process and ensures you’re hitting the targets we set.
Access to Chris Farmand: Chris has helped breweries make key decisions week-in and week-out for almost a decade. With this added brewery consulting option, you can email or call anytime for review, input, and advice drawn directly from his experience and body of knowledge. Many owners find this aspect of our service worth the price of admission alone.
On-Site Visits: For added accountability and direction, you also have the option of scheduling an annual or quarterly visit with Chris at your facility for direct hands-on strategic guidance.
Full Business System Facilitation: For the breweries highly committed to breakout growth, you’ll have the option of using Chris as your leadership team facilitator, integrating success into your organization from the ground up.
Brewery Business Blueprint Program Membership
Brewery Business Blueprint is our premium online client membership program designed to help the breweries we work with increase profitability, grow their outside sales, and streamline their operations and back office by implementing the proven best practices and standards we’ve spent the last decade collecting and refining.
Members have access to six self-contained video courses, template sets, and benchmarking metrics for maximizing your taproom, cash flow, merchandise revenue, inventory controls, and outside sales team. We also run a weekly Small Batch Standard Academy training series, which includes additional insights and Q&A from Chris to compliment the Brewery Business Blueprint material and Numbers Huddle Process.
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