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Risk Management for Cloud Powered Medtech: What You Need to Know

This is a feature article written by Mike Ford for the Medical Design and Outsourcing Publication.

Cloud-enhanced medical devices are on the rise. There are some incredible benefits to the trend, as well as some increases in risk. Medtech developers should take note of the risks to properly develop a risk management strategy. 

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Essentials to Establishing a Successful Business Partnership
By Jennifer Barnes, Co-Founder, Pro Back Office 

Pro Back Office CEO and Co-founder, Jennifer Barnes, reveals what traits were essential when building Pro Back Office. She explains why these traits are important in any successful business partnership.

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Employee Spotlight: Edna Steele, Controller, San Diego

Edna Steele is a controller at Pro Back Office in San Diego. During her three years at Pro Back Office, Edna finds the most fulfillment in helping her clients become better organized to take control of their finances. “Seeing them succeed and knowing that I played a role in that success is what I’m so grateful for in my career.” Edna is currently studying for her certification as a Fraud Examiner (CFE), increasing the value she can bring to her clients.
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Partner Article: 6 Ways to Fix Your Culture

by Joe Keshmiri, President XQ Innovation

Looking from the outside in, it might seem like Silicon Valley has it all when it comes to company culture. Some of these leading tech companies feature in-house barbers and laundry services, cafeterias, unlimited time off, open space work zones, beer on tap, and even mandatory time to work on a hobby project. 

What more could an employee want?

And yet, more recently, it's come to light that these companies do have culture problems. As fun as it sounds, bean bag chairs and beer on tap simply aren't fixes for deeply rooted company culture problems.

But don't lose hope! There are always ways to fix a broken company culture or improve one that's lacking in certain areas. 

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"The Pro Back Office team has been a great go-to team to help my communications agency in a time of explosive growth. From the bookkeeping work to the higher level roles, which have helped me create forecasts and projections, I now have a better handle on fiscal structure and strategy. Also, the Pro Back Office partners have gone above and beyond to take the time to advise me and connect me to valuable resources within San Diego."

Eric Doyne, Founder, Dispatch

Good Reads

The CEO's Guide to Reducing Fraud

What Investors Look For In A CEO

Feeling Negative? 15 Ways to Think More Positively

14 Software Tools to Improve Customer Service

10 Budgeting Tips For Your Business

Community Events

5/3 - BEC Event - “How did two musicians build a thriving analytics company and get the attention of Franklin Covey and Ken Blanchard?"
5/16 - 15th Annual SDVG Wine Social 

5/31 - San Diego Regional EDC's Annual Dinner

6/7 - BBB Golf Tournament


"It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting."     
-Paulo Coelho

About Pro Back Office
Pro Back Office (“PBO”) gives you access to highly skilled accounting and consulting talent. We have more than 80 professionals and serve clients throughout the Pacific Southwest region. Our back office management and project consulting professionals offer expertise in all aspects of accounting and strategic consulting services. We’re the missing piece to complete your accounting and finance departments. From the bookeeper to the CFO or a skilled finance or operational consultant, our professionals can fill the gap hourly, on-going, onsite, or remote. We streamline your operations and improve your bottom line.

The partners of PBO – Jennifer Barnes, Mike Ford, and Scott Palka – bring a combined 70+ years of finance, accounting and business consulting experience. PBO serves start-ups, emerging private, public, government and non-profit sectors. Specific industries include manufacturing, construction and development, real estate, food and beverage, medical device and life science, professional services, healthcare, non-profit, technology, and software.

At PBO our services drive earnings, increase value and mitigate risk. We work closely with our clients to design a personalized solution that meets their goals. We are flexible, efficient, responsive, and experienced. You’ll find our staff to be the best when it comes to professionalism, communication, and dedication. Please visit our website at for more information.
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