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Business Valuation Articles

 

Not All Experts Are Created Equal

Not All Experts Are Created Equal

Posted by Benjamin Schuver on April 05, 2021

Many business owners are contemplating selling their interests in 2021. Unfortunately, as the business valuation discipline has grown, there have been reports of unscrupulous individuals posing as valuation experts who have neither the training nor experience to provide reliable opinions of value.

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Gauging the Reasonableness of Owners’ Compensation Deductions

Gauging the Reasonableness of Owners’ Compensation Deductions

Posted by Douglas Sosnowski on March 04, 2021

How much should an owner of a privately held business be paid? Objective market data can help support income tax deductions and adjustments to earnings when valuing a business for shareholder disputes, marital dissolution, and other civil lawsuits.

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Are You Thinking About Selling Your Business?

Are You Thinking About Selling Your Business?

Posted by Johnathon Miles on February 18, 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, struggling business owners may be looking for an exit strategy, while tax rates are still taxpayer-friendly. The key to maximizing the sale price is preparing your business for sale.

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How to Value Donations of Private Stock

How to Value Donations of Private Stock

Posted by Douglas Sosnowski on January 15, 2021

Corporate stock is the favorite type of noncash charitable contribution, according to the IRS. Many of these donations are publicly traded stocks that are relatively easy to value, but donations of private business interests are typically more complicated.

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Estimating Business Interruption Losses

Estimating Business Interruption Losses

Posted by Douglas Sosnowski on November 23, 2020

2020 has been a record year for natural disasters, including the California and Oregon wildfires, the Iowa derecho, and Hurricanes Laura and Sally. Businesses affected by these (and other) disasters may be eligible to recoup losses covered by business interruption insurance. Here's a look at what these policies cover and how financial experts can help you file a comprehensive claim.

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Using a Valuation Expert to Help with Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Using a Valuation Expert to Help with Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Posted by William Allen on June 16, 2020

As a result of COVID-19, the number of businesses filing for bankruptcy is expected to skyrocket this summer. Here's an overview of the options under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code — and how a business valuation expert can be a valuable asset during this process.

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Managing Your Business through a Crisis: 6 Steps to Success

Managing Your Business through a Crisis: 6 Steps to Success

Posted by Douglas Sosnowski on March 19, 2020

It's always important to remember that no matter what type of crisis you may face, the technology is in place to make the news public within minutes. Is your company prepared?

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Business Interruption Claims Require Professional Help

Business Interruption Claims Require Professional Help

Posted by Louis Cercone Jr. on March 18, 2020

Smart company owners and executives obtain business interruption insurance—and possibly contingent business income coverage if the operation relies heavily on outsourcing or a particular supplier. The idea is that the policy will compensate the company for lost earnings if a devastating event forces it to temporarily close down.

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Are Your Business Insurance Bases Covered?

Are Your Business Insurance Bases Covered?

Posted by William Allen on March 18, 2020

Insurance can be complicated, and reading every word of an insurance contract could leave you comatose. That's where the expertise of insurance professionals comes into play. A seasoned advisor who understands the risk profile of your business will be invaluable. 

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Should Subsequent Events Be Factored into the Valuation Equation?

Should Subsequent Events Be Factored into the Valuation Equation?

Posted by William Allen on February 05, 2020

When valuing a business interest for federal transfer tax purposes, it's usually taboo to consider events that happen after the valuation date, but there are two important exceptions to this general rule.

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