Big Splash at the Marcum MicroCap Conference Marcum LLP | Accountants and Advisors | New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California and Florida Certified Public Accountants
Big Splash at the Marcum MicroCap Conference
Three years ago, my partner David Bukzin and I looked at each other and knew we were on to something. Those of you who are regular readers of this column have heard me tell the classic back-of-the-napkin tale about how the Marcum MicroCap Conference got started in 2012. We had an idea for bringing around 50 or so small public companies together with a group of investors looking for innovative new ideas, and since no other accounting firm was doing anything like this, we thought it would be a good way for Marcum to meet a real need in the entrepreneurial marketplace.
We knew the idea was viable, but we had no way of knowing back then just how responsive the microcap community would be. So we built it, and they came.
Holiday Thoughts Marcum LLP | Accountants and Advisors | New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California and Florida Certified Public Accountants
Monday is Memorial Day, a day to reflect and to honor those who serve or have served in our armed forces. In view of everything that's going on in the world today, both here in the U.S. and abroad, the job they have taken on is simply awesome. On behalf of the entire Marcum team, I want to extend our thanks and appreciation to our brave and selfless troops, their families and loved ones for their service and their sacrifice.
Most people are looking forward to a short work week next week because of the long holiday weekend. Marcum is looking forward to next week because the 2015 Marcum MicroCap Conference will be taking place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Wednesday and Thursday. This is the fourth year our SEC Practice Group is putting on this investor event, which provides a forum for publicly traded companies under $500 million in market capitalization to network with the investment community. We've expanded the conference from 1 day to 2 days this year. This year promises to be the biggest and best yet. Over 160 pre-IPO and young public companies have registered to present, and based on attendee registration so far, we expect over 2000 investors and other market participants to be there – both new records!
Marcum is honored to play a part in the growth and success of so many promising young companies, and I want to wish the best of luck to David Bukzin, the head of our SEC Practice Group, and his cracker-jack team at this year's event.
Random Luck Marcum LLP | Accountants and Advisors | New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California and Florida Certified Public Accountants
Tuesday was just another routine day for me. I went to Philadelphia to explore some business opportunities for Marcum with my partner, Jeff Zudeck, who runs our Philadelphia office and would be in the meetings with me.
I took the 10AM Amtrak Acela from Penn Station in New York to 30th Street Station in Philly, a 70-minute trip, which was uneventful, as it should be. In fact, we arrived a couple of minutes early. At lunch with our meeting group, I praised Amtrak and the ease with which I routinely go back and forth between New York City and Philadelphia. I also went on to say how I try to always sit in the middle of the car of the train because in my own mind, I figure that in the unlikely event of an accident, the hit’s going to come either from the front or the back. So the middle must be the safest place to be. Right or wrong, this is my own logic, not backed up by any scientific facts or research.
Taking the Marcum Message to Prime Time Marcum LLP | Accountants and Advisors | New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, California and Florida Certified Public Accountants
Taking the Marcum Message to Prime Time
Marcum has always prided ourselves on the trusted relationships we are privileged to enjoy with our clients. We have made it our business to be entrepreneurial in the way we deliver service and in the deep industry expertise that enables us to help our clients decipher and resolve the daily challenges of running successful companies.
We have always considered this commitment to be the "Marcum Difference," and this has been the foundation of our Firm's brand ever since the accounting industry fell into step with the rest of the business world in accepting the need to brand ourselves (however reluctantly).