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Being Intentional in Your Virtual Engagements: Clarifying Digital Product Delivery

December 28, 2021

Friends, I’m so excited to tell you that I had the pleasure of speaking at the Digital CPA 2021 conference as a co-presenter with Kevin Cumley. Mr. Cumley was recently named one of the top 100 influencers in accounting. At the conference, I talked about…

The Ticking Time Bomb of the Excise Tax Increase

October 28, 2020

As you are probably well aware if you run a distillery, the prospect of an increase in the excise tax for distilled spirits is hanging over the industry’s head. In December 2017, Congress passed a bill that included a provision to temporarily lower the federal…

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When Piloting Your Business Doesn’t Mean Smooth Sailing

September 23, 2020

Recently I’ve been taking sailing lessons on the nearby Chesapeake Bay. It’s been a fun and relaxing pastime during a particularly stressful year.  My sailing instructor has been teaching me watercraft safety rules and sharing some cautionary tales. What has been striking to me is…

Announcing DistilleryCFO!

September 2, 2020

Did you know that KBS CFO has practice that specializes in working with distilleries? Powered by KBS CFO, DistilleryCFO ( focuses on the success, growth, and sustainability of distillery businesses. DistilleryCFO is a one-stop solution, addressing the financial and technological elements of running a distillery…


Cash Infusions for Small Businesses

July 27, 2020

There are a lot of people offering a lot of useful—and not-so-useful—advice about weathering the storm created by COVID-19 and the economic downturn. They talk about marketing efforts, restructuring lease agreements and debt, or moving business online. You might be forgiven if you read such…