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





Would Gamification Play At Your Company?


"Gamification" it's not the easiest word to say. But the concept is catching on with many businesses.

In its most general sense, the term refers to integrating elements of game-playing into business-related tasks as a way to better engage the people involved.

Recent trend

Many businesses have applied gamification to customer interactions. For example, a company might offer product-related games or contests on its website to generate traffic and visitor engagement. Many restaurants award customers points for each meal that can be used toward future discounts. But the stronger trend recently has been to use gamification internally. That is, businesses are using it to:

- Engage employees in training processes,
- Promote friendly competition and camaraderie among employees, and
- Recognize and measure progress toward shared goals.

With the rise of social media and electronic games, many workers (especially Millennials) are comfortable sharing with others in a competitive setting. And, from the employer's perspective, gamification opens up all kinds of data-gathering possibilities to track training initiatives and measure employee performance.

Specific applications

For many businesses, employee training is the biggest opportunity to reap the benefits of gamification. For instance, in many industries, safety training demands constant reinforcement. So workers often tune out on the topic. Framing safety updates and exercises within game scenarios can liven up the process.

Game-style simulations can also help prepare employees for project management roles. Online training simulations, set up as games, can test participants' decision-making and problem-solving skills and allow them to see the potential consequences of various actions before granting them such responsibilities in the real world.

Sensible, enjoyable approach

Naturally, gamification has its risks. You don't want to "force fun" or frustrate employees with unreasonably difficult games. Doing so could actually lower morale and waste time and money. But if you're looking for ways to improve engagement and tap into the competitive nature of your staff, consider turning mundane tasks into something more fun and challenging. Would gamification play at your company? It's worth looking into. 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