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PA chamber’s small business solutions series

Strategic growth planning for your small business

As 75% of businesses will experience some type of ownership transition or exit in the next ten years, Baker Tilly is working to help organizations understand value enhancers and decelerators in addition to other concepts surrounding exit planning. In the following session, speakers Gary A. Plaster, principal of Baker Tilly’s family-owned business strategy group, Jeff Vrabel, partner of Baker Tilly’s PA practice commercial industry group, and Brandon Zlupko, partner of Baker Tilly’s advantage practice, discuss the basics of effective strategic growth planning, how to break through internal and external barriers, value drivers, how to identify key gaps across the organization and how to improve your chances of success.

Utilizing your supply chain as a competitive advantage

In the following session, speakers Jeff Jorge, principal of Baker Tilly’s International Services practice and market leader for mobility, supply chain and manufacturing teams, and Cory Wendt, Baker Tilly principal providing analytics, operational and project development consulting support to manufacturing and distribution clients, discuss how to recognize ways your business can better position their supply chain to adapt to gain a competitive advantage. This insight is gained through examining businesses that have worked through COVID to understand how they’ve adapted their positioning to grow in today’s climate.

Optimizing your accounting and finance functions to fuel growth

In the following session, speakers Joe Pellerite, Baker Tilly’s PA Advantage Director, and Ryan Onushco, Baker Tilly’s Business Development Manager, provide insight into some of the leading cloud accounting and back-office platforms, such as QuickBooks Online, Sage Intacct and Bill.com, as well as come best practices when considering how your accounting function should be structured and whether it’s time to hire an FTE or consider outsourcing. You’ll come away from this session with a better understanding of the latest accounting technology being used in the small business space today and valuable suggestions for your accounting function moving forward.

Jeffrey J. Vrabel
Partner, CPA
Brandon Zlupko
Partner, CPA, CEPA
Cory R. Wendt
Principal
Gary A. Plaster
Principal, MBA
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