Business Valuation

Business Brokers vs. Business Appraisers – 3 Key Differences

By |2019-04-17T15:36:39-05:00February 13th, 2019|Advisory, Business Valuation, Change, Sell, Tips|

For full disclosure, I want to start off this article by leveling the playing field on perspective by saying I am an accredited business appraiser and have no experience as a business broker. The purpose of this article is to provide insight into key differences between costs associated with the services of a business broker [...]

Are Rules of Thumb an Adequate Way to Value a Business?

By |2019-04-17T15:37:06-05:00December 21st, 2018|Advisory, Business Valuation, Change, Preparation, Sell, Tips|

Let me begin by answering that question. No! Now it is my responsibility to explain why. While “Rules of Thumb” typically derive from industry trends and comparable company research, they miss out on vital factors that must be considered when determining a reasonable value for a business or ownership share. First, let’s start with an [...]

Planning For Your Succession? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions

By |2019-04-10T13:26:00-05:00September 26th, 2018|Business Valuation, Preparation, Retirement, Succession Planning, Value|

A captain doesn’t decide on a whim that he or she is going to sail around the world tomorrow. The voyage will take proper planning, appropriate resources, and a skilled co-captain. The same can be said for succession planning. Business owners, like captains, must plan and consider many variables before selling or transitioning their business [...]

The Impact of Qualified Business Income to the Valuation of a Pass-Through Entity

By |2019-05-14T09:10:00-05:00July 11th, 2018|Business Valuation, Change, Preparation, Saving, Tax, Tax Planning, Tax Reform|

Unlike “C” Corporations, who are taxed on their earned income at the entity level and then taxed again at the individual level on dividend distributions (distributed earnings), pass-through entities, such as “S” Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s), and Partnerships, are taxed only at the individual owners or partners rate. However, with the implementation of the [...]

Will Corporate Income Tax Rates Impact Business Valuations?

By |2019-05-14T09:12:00-05:00June 8th, 2018|Business Valuation, Change, Tax, Tax Planning, Tax Reform|

value price concept on balance scale Whether it be a business or an individual, we are taxed on the income earned. One main way the value of a business is determined is by understanding the amount of income the business will generate. To do this properly, the valuation analyst must consider the taxes [...]

Deductibility of Alimony Going Away

By |2019-05-14T09:14:07-05:00May 1st, 2018|Advisory, Business Valuation, Change, Deductions, Litigation Support, Tax Planning|

Due to recent changes in federal tax law (The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017), alimony payments will no longer be tax deductible by the payor for income tax purposes through the year of 2025 for divorce decrees entered after December 31, 2018. Although alimony is not popular among those making the payments, there has [...]

Cash is the Oxygen of the Business – Reasons a Profitable Business Can Fail

By |2019-04-10T13:32:08-05:00March 22nd, 2018|Budget, Business Valuation, Saving|

On a hot summer day when I was a child, I opened a lemonade stand in front of my parent’s house. Before I knew it, I had sold my entire inventory of lemonade. My sales mixture consisted of a small portion of cash paying customers driving by, however, a large portion was “credit” sales to [...]

Standard of Value in Divorce Proceedings – Getting it Wrong Could be Costly!

By |2019-04-10T13:36:46-05:00March 8th, 2018|Business Valuation, Value|

Do you recall a time when you were traveling between different states and noticed the interstate speed limits were different, sometimes 65 MPH and other times 70 MPH depending on what state you were in? It is safe to say that different states (jurisdictions) have different laws regarding the speed limits. It is the responsibility [...]

Are Non-Compete Agreements Essential to Proving Damages?

By |2019-04-10T13:37:00-05:00February 9th, 2018|Business Valuation, Damages, Litigation Support, Non-Compete, Sell|

Certain service businesses which rely heavily on their customer book of business are more likely to be damaged by the actions of an employee who has left the company with customer lists, trade secret information or other personnel and used it for their own financial benefit. Companies can incur a severe loss of value to [...]

3 Common Triggers for a Business Valuation

By |2019-04-10T13:37:51-05:00February 9th, 2018|Business Valuation, Estate Planning, Gifts, Mergers, Sell, Shareholder|

Remember when you wanted to know the value of that sports trading card or a rare stuffed animal? In the 1990’s, if your friend or colleague told you the Michael Jordan autographed rookie card was worth $2, would you believe them? The reasonable answer is “No,” right? To determine a reliable estimate of value for [...]