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Manufacturers – Take the National Manufacturing Outlook Survey!

The Leading Edge Alliance (LEA Global) has officially launched its third annual National Manufacturing Outlook Survey! This year, LBMC is distributing the survey, along with PKF Texas, the Greater Houston Manufacturers Association, Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, BioHouston and many more partners. The survey is conducted in association with leading accounting firms across the country,… Continue Reading

Exports Fuel Houston’s Economy

The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that for every $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing exports, 5,210 jobs are supported and for every $1 billion in U.S. service exports, 7,033 jobs are supported. As the top exporting metropolitan region in the U.S. ($131.5 billion in 2014), Houston’s exports to the global marketplace play a significant role in… Continue Reading

Impact of Infrastructure Improvements at the Port of Houston

Karen: This is PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook; I’m Karen Love, the host and Founder. And so today I’m here with Frances Castañeda-Dyess and she’s the President of the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce. Welcome back to the playbook, Frances. Frances: Thank you Karen for having me back. Karen: Well you know manufacturing is still… Continue Reading

Manufacturing and Distribution Expansion in the East End of Houston

Karen: This is PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook, I’m Karen Love, the host and Founder. Today I’m here with Frances Castñeda Dyess and she’s the President of the Houston East End Chamber of Commerce. Welcome to the Playbook Frances. Frances: Thank you Karen for having me. Karen: Well, you know, I’m out in the marketplace on… Continue Reading

Exporters and Manufacturers Can Benefit from an IC-DISC

Karen: This is PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook and I’m Karen Love, I’m the host and Co-founder. So today I’m here with Frank Landreneau, one of our international tax directors, so I’d like to welcome you to the Playbook, Frank. Frank: Thank you Karen, it’s great to be here. Karen: Thank you. Well you know we’re… Continue Reading

The “manufacturers’ deduction”: It’s not just for manufacturers

The manufacturers’ deduction, also called the “Section 199” or “domestic production activities” deduction, is 9% of the lesser of qualified production activities income or taxable income. The deduction is also limited to 50% of W-2 wages paid by the taxpayer that are allocatable to domestic production gross receipts. Yes, the deduction is available to traditional… Continue Reading

Manufacturing as an Economic Indicator

Karen: This is the PKF Texas, the Entrepreneur’s Playbook, and I’m Karen Love, the host and co-founder. Today I’m here with Jeff Applegate, president of Blackwell Plastics and the chairman of the Greater Houston Manufacturing Association. Welcome back to the Playbook, Jeff. Jeff: Thank you, Karen. Karen: Now up until now, we’ve been talking about… Continue Reading

Manufacturing Trends in Houston Lead the Marketplace

Karen: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneurs’ Playbook. I’m Karen Love, the host and co-founder. Today I am here with Jeff Applegate, president of Blackwell Plastics and the chairman of the Greater Houston Manufacturers Association. Welcome back to the playbook Jeff. Jeff: Thank you, Karen. Karen: Fantastic. Now I know with the GHMA that you… Continue Reading

Manufacturers Connect at Greater Houston Manufacturers Association

Karen: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook and I’m Karen Love. I’m the host and cofounder of the show, and today I’m here with Jeff Applegate, the president of Blackwell Plastics and also the chairman of the Greater Houston Manufacturing Association. We’d like to welcome you back, Jeff. Jeff: Thank you Karen, it’s a… Continue Reading

Connect with Manufacturers through the Greater Houston Manufacturing Association

Karen: This is the PKF Texas: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook® and I’m Karen Love, the host and cofounder. Today I’m here with Jeff Applegate, the President of Blackwell Plastics, and the Chairman of the Greater Houston Manufacturing Association. Welcome to the Playbook® Jeff. Jeff: Thank you. It’s a pleasure to be here. Karen: Fantastic. So I… Continue Reading

Microsoft Dynamics NAV – When to Make the Move

Note: Running weekly in FromGregsHead.com, PKF Texas – Entrepreneur’s Playbook® is a continuing series of tips brought to you by Greg Price. These run Sunday evenings during the BusinessMakers Radio Show on KPRC 950AM. Greg: This is PKF Texas’ the Entrepreneurs’ Playbook. I’m Greg Price, Director of Consulting Solutions and I’m here again with Jeff… Continue Reading

NAV-X Software Integration for Distributors

Note: Running weekly in FromGregsHead.com, PKF Texas – Entrepreneur’s Playbook® is a continuing series of tips brought to you by Greg Price. These run Sunday evenings during the BusinessMakers Radio Show on KPRC 950AM.   Greg: This is PKF Texas, the Entrepreneurs’ Playbook. I’m Greg Price, Director of Consulting Solutions and I’m here with John… Continue Reading

Manufacturing a Driver of Texas’ Economic Growth

I read a great article this morning on the HBJ website about the drivers of Texas’ economic growth. Texas’ manufacturing sector is showing its strength as a major player in the state’s growth. Reporter Olivia Pulsinelli cites an economic report recently released by SigmaBleyzer Investment Group. The report states Texas’ fast job recovery is in part… Continue Reading