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Fossil Fuels and Renewable Power – What’s in the Future?

Russ:  This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook.  I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host, and I’m here with R.T. Dukes, Research Director with Wood Mackenzie, and Prajit Ghosh, Global Strategy Lead also with Wood Mackenzie.  Guys, welcome to the Playbook. Prajit:  Thank you R.T.:  Thanks for having us. Russ:  You bet.  Give us an… Continue Reading

How to Prepare for Microsoft Convergence

Our friends at Partner Power International wrote a blog with a great video featuring PPI Vice President Henning Lund talking about how to prepare for Microsoft Convergence this year in New Orleans. He offers three key pieces of advice: Get a LinkedIn or Twitter account Bring comfortable shoes Wear a rogue hat For companies doing international… Continue Reading

And the FastTech 50 Winners Are…

We’ve just finished announcing this year’s Class of FastTech 50 winners. Congratulations to everyone! 1 IPT Global 2 StratITsphere Data Center Solutions, LLC 3 Drilformance 4 Technology Support  Incorporated 5 itRobotics, Inc. 6 Cimation 7 Soteica Ideas & Technology, L.LC. 8 Tradentrix 9 Encore Health Resources 10 Z-Terra, Inc. 11 Miracle TV Corporation 12 Commercial… Continue Reading

Nilofer Merchant to Keynote FastTech 50

FastTech 50 is rapidly approaching (November 2nd this year), and is shaping up to be another great event! We’ve secured Nilofer Merchant, columnist, best-selling author and tech guru as our luncheon keynote this year. Tim Monzingo wrote an excellent article in the Houston Business Journal covering Merchant’s thoughts on social media. A former executive for… Continue Reading

iPhone 5 is here!

Well after waiting for what seems like an eternity, I finally got something to see and look at as it pertains to the iPhone 5.  Followers of my blog know that I have been raving about this product for well over 4 years now using an iPhone 3 GS.  I skipped the iPhone 4 in… Continue Reading

PKF Texas: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook® – Robin Tooms

Greg: This is PKF Texas the Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Greg Price, Director of Consulting Solutions, and I’m here again with Robin Tooms, the Vice President of Strategy for Savage. Robin, welcome back to the Playbook. Robin: Thank you, Greg. Greg: So Robin, in my blog, I talk about digital tools, fads, what’s going on out… Continue Reading

PKF Texas: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook® – John Kleb

Note: Running weekly in, PKF Texas – Entrepreneur’s Playbook® is a continuing series of tips brought to you by Greg Price. These run Sunday at noon during the BusinessMakers Radio Show on 92.1 FM. Greg: This is PKF Texas, the Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Greg Price, Director of Consulting Solutions and I’m here again with John Kleb,… Continue Reading

Convergence 2012 – Wednesday Highlights

Wednesday’s Highlights Doug Kennedy, Vice President, Microsoft Dynamics Partners, opened the final keynote presentation with a summary of our previous days’ events (including a recap of conference attendees’ volunteer efforts to give back to the local community), followed by an energetic performance by Dance Houston, and an advance welcome to next year’s event in New… Continue Reading

FastTech 50 Economic Impact

On Wednesday I shared with you my remarks from Tuesday’s FastTech 50 events. The below information appears in today’s online version of the HBJ.  Again, congratulations to the winners! Well, its late fall and that must mean it’s Fast Tech 50 time again. This year’s event was an expanded technology conference with multiple tracks and… Continue Reading

Notes from the 2011 Class of the FastTech 50

Again, I would like to say congratulations to the 2011 Class of the FastTech 50. Below are my remarks and a couple of pictures from Tuesday’s event.           On behalf of the Directors and Staff of PKF Texas it is honor and a privilege to be here today as we celebrate Houston’s future and the success of… Continue Reading

Guest Spotlight:Craig Abbott – Looking at ERP Provider Commercials

Consulting Solutions Manager Craig Abbott, is back, discussing Microsoft Dynamics NAV and advertising. I was sitting in my living room last weekend watching football.  With plenty of adult beverages and chips at hand I had to sit through the commercials.  A fast paced commercial started playing with some really cool music.  It showed swimmers, sports cars, electronics and… Continue Reading

Join us for the FastTech 50 Technology Conference – Eric Qualman, Technopalooza and More

Longtime readers of the blog are aware of PKF Texas’ involvement as founder and accountants for the FastTech 50 awards. This year we’re doing more than just the luncheon, we’re launching the FastTech 50 Technology Conference. It is not just a one-day conference, but a high-energy, social gathering with CEOs, exhibits, awards and a tech… Continue Reading

Introduction to Entrepreneurship at the Houston Technology Center

One component of what the Houston Technology Center does is to provide substantive  educational opportunities for entrepreneurs. I’m excited to share that I have been asked to speak at next week’s “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” workshop at the Johnson Space Center. The workshop will cover a broad range of topics from Basic Business Development to Selecting… Continue Reading

Guest Spotlight: Raissa Evans – 3,164 SXSW Proposals Later, What I’ve Learned

Raissa Evans is the Executive Manager of the Practice Growth team for PKF Texas.  She is an active member of the Houston Interactive community and 2012 will be the third year in a row she has attended the SXSW Interactive festival. PKF Texas is again joining the ranks of those attending the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive… Continue Reading

FastTech 50 Nomination Deadline Extended

As co-founders of the FastTech 50, PKF Texas together with the Houston Business Journal, the Houston Technology Center, Pierpont Communications, the Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship,and the Wealth Design Group would like to invite to nominate your own business or a friend of your firm for the 11th Annual FastTech 50 awards.  The deadline… Continue Reading