SMEED CPA, Inc | 201 Sand Creek Road, Suite F | Brentwood, CA 94513 | Phone: 925-634-2344




Michael Uadiale, CPA, ACA, CGMA



Call our Testimonial Hotline & give us your feedback at:


800-609-9006 extension 3638





Who's Helping You With Your Succession Plan?


Every business owner needs to spend some time planning how to either sell the company or pass it along to the next generation.

Yet no one should try to create a succession plan alone. One idea to consider: Form a succession planning advisory board.

Multifaceted benefits

Such a board can serve as a voice of reason among the often cacophonous tumult of a business transition. Moreover, it can help you assess the strengths and weaknesses of potential successors unrelated to your personal concerns or biases. And, when you make your pick, the board can help in your successor's assimilation.

Board members' varied perspectives usually provide a more objective and collaborative approach to analyzing succession problems and developing fresh solutions. They can further assist by mediating organizational disputes, giving feedback on your heir apparent's progress and reassuring business stakeholders.

Ground rules

It's generally a good idea to start small, with a group of three to five potential advisors from outside your family and business. Once you've identified an adequate number of candidates, spend some time with each to gauge their interest and commitment.

Ask each member to commit to a specified term of service, so that you both can regularly reassess participation. In addition, ask members to sign nondisclosure agreements, as you'll likely be sharing confidential information about your company. Clearly spell out the duties and responsibilities you want advisors to fulfill, too.

A new beginning

Creating a succession plan may seem like the beginning of the end to your role in a company that you've no doubt spent much time and energy building. But it doesn't have to be.

Succession planning advisory boards often evolve into lasting business advisory boards that go on to help guide companies for many years. And you, as a former owner, would certainly have a seat at the table.

Most valuable asset

Many business owners rightfully consider their companies as the most valuable assets they own. As such, your company deserves a detailed succession plan so it stays in good hands. Please contact us for help establishing and maintaining that plan. Call us at 925-634-2344.


SMEED CPA Adds Financial Services To Help Clients With Investments & Insurance Needs

So often we here at SMEED CPA are asked about financial issues that impact our clients investments and their portfolios. 

We always offered our opinion and suggestions but in order to help our clients actually execute the changes we suggest, SMEED has created a Financial Services division.


SMEED Financial Services, Inc. will be able to work with both individual and business clients on their investment portfolios and manage assets on their behalf.


SMEED Financial will include Michael Uadiale, ACA, CPA, CGMA; and Pablo Blanco who has recently joined SMEED and comes with over 18 years of financial sales and advising experience with affluent investors.

Watch your inbox and mail boxes for more specific information on services SMEED Financial Services, Inc will make available to you.



Would You Give Me Your Feedback & Testimonial on Our Hotline?


Hello its Michael Uadiale, CPA of SMEED CPA Inc.  Weve just installed a toll-free number that I would like for you to call and tell me how you think we are doing as your CPA firm.


Just dial 800-609-9006 extension 3638 and follow the instructions.  If weve done a good job please let me know.  And if we can improve on anything, please mention that too.



Help Us Be Found on Yelp & Google!


Also as we expand our business, we find more and more people are using YELP and Google to look for us by searching Brentwood accountant or Brentwood CPA.


When they do this we want to be FOUND on GOOGLE.  One way you can help us is to give us an ONLINE REVIEW on our Google Maps/Places listing --->

or on our YELP local listing below.


Just click here to go to our Google Listing for SMEED CPA and click on the YELP link to go there.  Scroll down to the Review area.


On either site it may say:  Been here? Rate and review

You will click on the Rate and review link and then log in, then give us a review!


You can choose between 1 and 5 STARS and write in what you think about the tax or accounting work we have done for you.


It's that simple.  Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation!



As always you can call our offices if you have any questions about these or any other accounting related issues, at


Regards, Michael Uadiale, CPA, ACA, CGMA

Managing Partner, SMEED CPA, Inc.




SMEED CPA, Inc | 201 Sand Creek Road, Suite F | Brentwood, CA 94513
The Next Frontier CPA Firm | |
Phone: 925-634-2344 | Fax: 925-634-2346