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How Home Upgrade Can Improve Health and Energy Consumption

Russ: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Russ Capper. This week’s guest host, and I’m coming to you from the Gulf Coast Regional Family Forum. I’m very pleased to have as my guest, Jason Ballard, co-founder and President of TreeHouse. Jason, welcome to the show. Jason: Happy to be here. Russ: Tell us about TreeHouse. Jason: TreeHouse… Continue Reading

Working with Joint Venture Agreements

Russ: The is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host, and I’m here with Kirsten Strieck, a shareholder and Director of Operations & Client Services at Joint Venture Strategic Advisors. Welcome to the Playbook, Kirsten. Kirsten: Thank you, Russ. Russ: You bet.  Tell us about Strategic Advisors. Kirsten: We are… Continue Reading

Who Benefits from Working with JVSA?

Russ: The is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host and I’m here with Kirsten Strieck, a shareholder and Director of Operations & Client Services at Joint Venture Strategic Advisors. Welcome to the Playbook, Kirsten. Kirsten: Thank you for having me. Russ: You bet. So, you talk about this company… Continue Reading

The 2016 Houston CPA Society Energy Conference

Join the Houston CPA Society at the 2016 Energy Conference on Tuesday, August 23 at the Hilton Americas Houston. This year’s exciting lineup of energy directed sessions includes an E&P Panel, Tax Update, Energy Valuation, update on Oil Field Services, Accounting and SEC Update, Political Outlook, M&A Update, U.S. Oil and Gas Outlook, a Rebirth… Continue Reading

14th Annual Houston CPA Society Energy Conference

Russ: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I am Russ Capper, this week’s guest host, and I’m here with Brian Baumler, Energy Practice Leader at PKF Texas and the Chair of the upcoming 14th Annual Houston CPA Society Energy Conference. Also with us is Casey Stewart, Chief Accounting Officer of Deep Gulf Energy Companies… Continue Reading

PKF Texas is the New Title Sponsor of The EnergyMakers Show

The accountants and business advisors at PKF Texas have been proudly serving the energy industry since 1986 and understand the types of challenges and opportunities energy companies face. From downstream to upstream and oil field services, exploration/production and all the way to alternative energy, our team is here to assist energy companies as they make the… Continue Reading

Saudi Arabia’s Role In The Global Energy Economy

I recently read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal. The article was titled “Oil’s Drop Puts Spotlight on Saudi Arabia.” The article provides insight about Saudi Arabia’s current role in the world of oil markets. I found the increase in their budgetary shortfall particularly interesting. Saudi Arabia has gone from three to 20%… Continue Reading

Brian Baumler Discusses 13th Annual Houston CPA Society Energy Conference

Russ: Hi, I’m Russ Capper with The BusinessMakers Show and we’re here to talk about the 13th Annual Houston CPA Society Energy Conference and I’m here with Brian Baumler, Audit Director and head of the Energy Practice at PKF Texas and also Chairman of the conference; Brian, welcome. Brian: Thank you Russ, appreciate it very… Continue Reading

Learning More About Joint Venture Strategic Advisors (JVSA) Part II

  Russ: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Handbook. I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host. I’m here once again with Kenneth Guidry, President of PKF Texas; welcome back to the Playbook Kenneth. Kenneth: Always good to be here Russ. Russ: You bet. So last time I was here I heard stories about this a… Continue Reading

Joint Venture Strategic Advisors (JVSA) Launched by PKF Texas and Catalyst

Russ: This is the PKF Texas Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host, and I’m here with Kenneth Guidry, President of PKF Texas. Kenneth, welcome to your playbook. Kenneth: Good to be here Russ. Russ: You bet. So I recently had the opportunity to interview you for The BusinessMakers Show and we talked… 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

Economic Climate in Texas Drives Growth

In the past few weeks, there have been two excellent articles in the Wall Street Journal about how Texas and Houston’s growth friendly attitudes and regulatory environments have played a role in attracting talent and companies from other states. “Success and the City” focuses on Houston and what sets it apart from other major metropolitan… 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

Defining Renewable Energy Reserves – Total Energy Workshop

Next week is Total Energy USA! In addition to the workshop from Byron Hebert, we would like to spotlight a session on Thursday 11/21 we think you will find interesting – Defining Renewable Energy Reserves. Below is a summary of the workshop: Total Energy USA Workshop: Defining Renewable Energy Reserves Thursday, November 21 Summary/background: An… Continue Reading

Perspectives on India from the Honorable Parvathaneni Harish – Coffee with the Consuls

Russ: This is PKF Texas’ Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Russ Capper, this week’s guest host, and I’m here at the GHP’s Coffee with the Consuls to interview the honorable Parvathaneni Harish, Consul General of India. Parvathaneni, welcome to the Entrepreneur’s Playbook. Consul General: Thank you very much, Russ. Russ: Your country is so integrated with our… Continue Reading

PKF Texas: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook® – Gary Voth

Greg: This is PKF Texas’ The Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Greg Price, Director of Consulting Solutions and I’m here again with Gary Voth, a Director in our Tax Department at PKF Texas. Gary, welcome back to the Playbook. Gary: Thank you, Greg. Greg: Gary, we recently had the Fast Tech 50 Program here in Houston and… Continue Reading

PKF Texas: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook® – Gary Voth

  Greg:  This is PKF Texas, the Entrepreneur’s Playbook.  I’m Greg Price, Director of Consulting Solutions and I’m here again with Gary Voth, the Director in our tax department at PKF Texas.  Gary, welcome back to the playbook. Gary:  Thank you Greg. Greg:  So Gary, we just had the elections.  What are some things that… Continue Reading