2019 Vrakas/Blum User Conference

#VBCCUserConf Business Session Line-Up

Our affiliate company, Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting, Inc., has opened up its annual user conference to incorporate business-related sessions in addition to its Sage learning sessions.

These sessions are aimed at providing additional information and value for every aspect of your business and bottom line.


Business Session Line-up

Who.What.When.Where.How. … All About 1099-Misc. Form

Come learn everything you need to know about filing 1099-Misc. Form

Presented by Mary Ellen Michaelson of Vrakas CPAs + Advisors


Do you know the value of your business?

Gifting to your children? Settling a legal dispute? Going through a divorce? Knowing the value of your business is crucial. Learn more about what drives the value of your business.

Presented by Paul Schoessow of Vrakas Business Valuations, Inc.


Current Trends and Accounting Updates

Business best practices for internal controls, accounting standard updates and more!

Presented by Paul Rothering of Vrakas CPAs + Advisors


Corporate and Individual Tax Updates

Learn about new and emerging tax laws that affect you and your business.

Presented by Scott Syrjala of Vrakas CPAs + Advisors


Game Changer: The Impact of the SD v. Wayfair Inc. ruling on Sales Tax and Remote

Selling, One Year+ Later

On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States turned decades-old precedent on its head with its ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. which led to states’ new found ability to base a sales tax collection obligation solely on a remote seller’s economic activity in the state. The rapid changes have created growing pains for businesses like yours. How do you plan on keeping up-to-date on your remote selling challenges?

We brought in our partners at Avalara to share:

  • What the ruling is and what to do as it impacts the growth of your business
  • What additional changes are affecting remote sellers
  • How automating sales tax compliance can mitigate risk and, in some situations, even be free

Presented by Avalara


The Journey to Information Security – Panel Discussion 

  • Managing cybersecurity
  • Practical steps to increase your security profile
  • The emerging legal landscape (Illinois Biometric Privacy Act, CCPA, GDPR)

Presented by Martin McLaughlin (Shareholder) & Paloma Kennedy (Attorney) of

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.


The Secret to Success on LinkedIn

Most people have had LinkedIn profiles for years but are wondering when they will finally start to see quantifiable results. In this fun, yet very actionable presentation, Wayne Breitbarth, nationally recognized LinkedIn speaker and bestselling author of The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success, will share the two things that are standing between you and success on LinkedIn. And guess what — your mother probably scolded you for doing both of them!

Presented by Wayne Breitbarth, Author of The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success


Credit Card Processing 

There will be two companies presenting on how credit card processing can benefit your company. See how you can increase your cash flow and enhance your clients experience with an online payment portal. Choose one or attend both!

  • APS Payments – The New Way to Process Payments 
  • VIP Integrated Payments – Super Charge Your Payments with VIP 

We hope to see you there!  View More Upcoming Events at VBCC

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