How Has the General Economy Affected Business Value?

There are many day-to-day decisions that we as business owners control and can adjust for; however, one significant issue that is completely out of our control is the general economy.  It’s interesting to reflect back over the past two years of business valuations our firm has completed and consider how the more recent economic changesRead More…

Managing Your Business Like the Investment That It Is

And another year is in the books!  It’s time to gather and review our bank statements, investment statements, tax statements…and if a business is owned, wrap up year-end accounting and journal entries to finalize financial statements.  But some business owners are missing one critical year-end statement that can be a competitive differentiator…a reliable business valuation.Read More…

The Anatomy of a Business Valuation

Time for a business valuation? Here’s what to expect Business owners know their business better than anyone on the outside ever will.  But when a business valuation is needed most owners have no idea what to expect. What information will be requested?  How long it will take? What is the process? We work to makeRead More…

The Goal Posts of Business Value

Are you wondering what the value of your business is if you sold to a competitor or other type of “best fit” buyer, (i.e., buyer with a strategic interest in the acquisition of your business)? Different than selling to an inside employee group or passive investor, the sale of a business to a best fitRead More…

Exit Planning is Simply Good Business Planning

We have to start thinking positively about the words “exit planning.”  You say the words, and owners shut down – could be because of emotional attachment, the fear of change, lack of resources…. Could be worse – could be lack of awareness or procrastination.  But guess what?  Studies have shown that 75% of those whoRead More…