• 8%
  • more daily
    this year
  • 99%
  • of shipments
  • 100%
  • delighted with the
    business advice our
    CPA firm delivers

— Scott Blevins, Mountain Valley Express,
Grimbleby Coleman client since 1983.

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  • 11
  • Age I started
    driving a tractor
  • 27
  • Age I started counting
    chickens - real and
  • 100
  • Age I plan to still be
    fascinated with the
    business of agriculture

— Jeff Bowman, Shareholder,
Grimbleby Coleman employee since 2005.

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  • 10
  • Thousand sq. feet of
    laboratory committed to
    plant propagation
  • 750
  • Acres of land dedicated
    to sustainable farming
  • 1
  • Team of accountants
    devoted to cultivating
    our business

— John Duarte, Duarte Nursery,
Grimbleby Coleman client since 2007.

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Business Management Tips for 2015
Grimbleby Coleman Principal Lisa Mazza, CPA, CVA is a member of the Business Advisory Group and leads the Core Accounting Services team. Lisa's primary responsibilities and passion are to help her clients' businesses grow, develop protocol to gather meaningful data, reorganize when necessary and train managers to become effective controllers and CFOs. When necessary, Lisa will even step in as interim CFO. Clients range from small to medium size businesses in industries such as services, manufacturing and wholesale. Here is a list of our top recommendations for businesses as they enter the new year: "We are looking to help our clients be more effective and to help make a great business even better." -Lisa Mazza, Principal, CPA, CVA         Understand the three financial statements.  (Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flows)  What are your financial statements telling you about your business?  The income statement is about profitability, the balance sheet is about the return on your investment, and the cash flow is a summary of the ins and outs of cash.   How profitable is your company?  Are you getting a good return on your investment? Where is your cash going?  Reflect on 2014.  How well did your business perform last year?  What went well and what can you do better in 2015? Plan for 2015.  Take the time to do a SWOT analysis to assess your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.  Make a prioritized list of what to implement to improve your business over the next 12 months.  Implement the top three items. Prepare a budget. To keep expenses in line, prepare a budget.  Compare monthly results to the budget so you can take corrective action before expenses get out of control. Standardize business processes.  As companies grow from a "mom and pop shop" to a thriving, growing business, standardized processes are a necessity for efficiency in both operations and accounting.  Written procedures are best so that all employees understand them.    Get timely and reliable financial statements.  Financial statements are only useful if they're accurate and relevant. A sense of urgency and good technical skills are required, whether by your internal staff or an outsourced CPA, controller, or CFO. Know your numbers.  A good bookkeeper can provide you with timely financial statements, but there are other measurements that can help you determine the success of your business and help you to make informed business decisions.  What are your key numbers? Use your accounting software effectively.  Much of the data that small companies keep in Excel spreadsheets can be retrieved from their accounting program if it is set up correctly. Also, if your company uses industry-specific software and another program for the general ledger, the data should transfer electronically.  If someone is rekeying data, they are working too hard.  Don't miss important tax due dates.  Work closely with your accountant to adhere to the upcoming due dates. Our team would be happy to conduct a complimentary business stress test to help identify opportunities for improvement. Please contact 209-527-4220 or contactus@gccpas.net to learn more.

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Grimbleby Coleman Associate Earns Toastmasters Leadership Position, Travels to Malaysia for Group

Debby Baker, an Experienced Senior Associate at Grimbleby Coleman CPAs, recently traveled as part of the official delegation to the International Toastmasters Convention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Baker, who has worked for Grimbleby Coleman for the past 10 years, joined Toastmasters seven years ago on the advice of a friend. Toastmasters members meet and work to improve both their speaking and leadership skills in 14,650 clubs throughout 126 countries. 

Baker says before she joined Toastmasters, her lack of confidence during presentations had begun to take a toll on her personally and professionally. The group was key to improving her outlook, and she has thrived in the organization: In June, Baker was elected Lieutenant Governor of Education and Training for District 33. 

District 33 is responsible for the Central Valley, Southern California and Southern Nevada, home to 205 Toastmaster clubs with more than 3,000 members. The top three officers from every district are invited to the International Toastmasters Convention, which earlier this year took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Baker journeyed to Malaysia on behalf of District 33, something Baker never predicted or imagined herself doing for a public speaking club. 

“I have grown exponentially as a Toastmaster,” Baker said. “Not only have I become confident while giving a speech to hundreds of people, but I am also practicing what I am learning within the organization, at work, and many areas of my life. Toastmasters has made the difference for me.”

Learn more about Toastmasters International District 33 on their website: http://d33.toastmastersdistricts.org/ 

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Although you'd expect to see an accounting technician tucked away in a cubicle crunching numbers, that's not the case with Amanda. More often than not, she's offsite at the offices of her clients, helping them find easier, more efficient ways to keep track of the cash flow and giving them a better understanding of what the numbers represent. She joined Grimbleby Coleman in 2014 after serving as office manager and accounts receivable/payable with other organizations, bringing with her expertise in payroll, 1099s, QuickBooks, bookkeeping, financial statements, and more. 

When not helping clients, Amanda enjoys spending time with her son. He's a huge motocross fan, and they both enjoy watching his favorite rider, Ryan Villopoto, race on weekends during the summer. They also love going to Monterey and Pacific Grove to visit family. 

A little fun fact about Amanda, she studied ballet for nine years starting at the age of five (talk about dedication!). Although she no longer dances, Amanda is still a huge appreciator of the art, so don't be surprised if you bump into her at a Central West Ballet or San Francisco show during the Fall and Winter months. 

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