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Glenn Burdette announces 2018 winery business seminar in Paso Robles 

–Leading local accounting firm, Glenn Burdette, invites winery and vineyard owners and managers to its third annual Winery Business Seminar at the Paso Robles Inn on Jan 16  from 9 a.m.–noon. The complimentary, limited-seating seminar will present information to help wineries and vineyards succeed throughout the business lifecycle.

The theme of the seminar is “Taste Success” and topics include strategic planning, financing, and succession and exit strategies. Attendees will learn tips for putting a strategic plan in place, the pros and cons of various financing methods, and how to maximize their eventual payout. Glenn Burdette will present 10 key tax tips, featuring specific outcomes and implications of the new 2018 tax bill. Attendees will also leave with access to Burdette’s Winery Business Toolkit.

Confirmed speakers include: Mario Zepponi, founder of Zepponi & Co., a leader in transaction advisory services to the global beverage alcohol industry; Tom McGuire, senior vice president and portfolio manager with Farm Credit West, one of the West’s leading agricultural lenders; Matt Allen, senior vice president for Rabobank’s central coast agribusiness division; and Fred Bogart, principal and CPA at Glenn Burdette.

“The annual Winery Business Seminar provides an excellent opportunity for vineyard and winery management to learn from industry experts on the factors influencing their business’ success from startup to retirement,” remarks Bogart.

For more information and to make reservations, visit the Glenn Burdette website or call  (805) 237-3995. Seating for this complimentary seminar is limited.

Glenn Burdette is the largest certified public accounting firm on the Central Coast, serving the wine and agriculture industry since 1965. With offices in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Maria, the firm has over 80 employees serving numerous niche markets.


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