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Business Valuation Articles

 

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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Three Reasons to Use Valuation Pros in Estate Planning

Three Reasons to Use Valuation Pros in Estate Planning

Posted by Cheryl A. Jankowski on December 17, 2019

Some business owners design their estate plans without consulting a business valuation professional, but do-it-yourself valuations can be risky.

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