Protea Weekly Podcast – Episode 10 – Protect Your Cash!

In this conversation, Zane Stevens discusses the importance of protecting cash and paying valid bills. He shares a story about a costly lesson learned from paying a phony bill and emphasizes the need for good processes to prevent such incidents. Zane also highlights the risks associated with using checks for payments and the importance of…
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Protea Weekly Podcast – Episode 1 – Welcome

In the first episode of Protea Weekly, Zane Stevens introduces the show and its purpose, which is to share insights and information about accounting and the wine industry. He emphasizes the importance of service delivery in the accounting space and the need for accountants to go beyond transactional work and build deep relationships with clients….
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Seven Ways to Increase Your Cybersecurity Awareness

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month when we focus on safeguarding our digital assets and learning about the ever-evolving threats in the cyber world. As a small business owner, you may think your company is too insignificant to be a target, but that’s far from the truth. In recent years, small and medium-sized businesses have risen…
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Optimizing Harvest Season: Effective Accounting Practices for Wineries

Harvest time is the time of year when wineries come alive with the activity of gathering, crushing, and fermenting grapes. It’s an exciting and anticipatory season as vineyard owners and winemakers work relentlessly to produce their best wines. However, in the midst of all the excitement and adrenaline, one critical factor is sometimes overlooked: accounting….
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Common Misconceptions about Accountants

Accountants are commonly misunderstood- whether it be the stereotypical personality or the type of work accountants perform, but I have first hand dealt with these misconceptions for years. These common misconceptions could be part of the blame for the shortage of accountants entering the field, so continue reading below for my personal experiences in busting…
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