Business Valuations

Bookkeeping Tricks to Maximize Your Business Valuation

In my experience as a CPA assisting both buyers and sellers in the business acquisition process, as well as purchasing multiple companies myself, I have developed a unique perspective when it comes to a business valuation method. Here are some bookkeeping tips you can use to help ensure that when it comes time to sell your company, your financials[…] In my experience as a CPA assisting both buyers and sellers in the business acquisition process, as well as purchasing multiple companies myself, I have developed a unique perspective when it comes to a business valuation method. Here are some bookkeeping tips you can use to help ensure that when it comes time to sell your company, your financials[…]

The Importance of a Business Valuation During a Partnership Dispute

Many businesses, both large and small, are owned by some form of partnership. Whether you work with a trusted family member, long-time friend, or a handful of investors you’ve only recently met, partnership disputes are often inevitable. From financial needs to differing opinions, even sickness, there are often many issues that arise overtime that[…] Many businesses, both large and small, are owned by some form of partnership. Whether you work with a trusted family member, long-time friend, or a handful of investors you’ve only recently met, partnership disputes are often inevitable. From financial needs to differing opinions, even sickness, there are often many issues that arise overtime that[…]

Prepare for the Business Valuation!

Business owners often want to sell their business but have no idea how much they can expect to sell it for. If you’re genuinely looking to sell your business, it’s important to understand that a business buyer is looking for clear and objective facts that will give them the confidence that your business will be a solid and profitable investment[…] Business owners often want to sell their business but have no idea how much they can expect to sell it for. If you’re genuinely looking to sell your business, it’s important to understand that a business buyer is looking for clear and objective facts that will give them the confidence that your business will be a solid and profitable investment[…]

How are Privately Owned Businesses Valued?

What is My Business Worth? While it can be relatively simple to value a publicly traded company, there is so much confusion associated with how a non-publicly traded company is valued.  In this article, I want to help clear up any confusion and help outline the well-tested and well-vetted process of how all businesses are assessed. What is My Business Worth? While it can be relatively simple to value a publicly traded company, there is so much confusion associated with how a non-publicly traded company is valued.  In this article, I want to help clear up any confusion and help outline the well-tested and well-vetted process of how all businesses are assessed.

How Much Does a Business Owner REALLY Make?

One of the most difficult aspects of valuing a business is understanding how much money the business owner is truly making. There are a dozen terms to describe the profit of a business – Cash Flow, True Owner Net, Seller’s Discretionary Earnings (SDE), Seller’s Discretionary Cash Flow, Owner Benefit, EBITDA – these terms all pretty much answer the[…] One of the most difficult aspects of valuing a business is understanding how much money the business owner is truly making. There are a dozen terms to describe the profit of a business – Cash Flow, True Owner Net, Seller’s Discretionary Earnings (SDE), Seller’s Discretionary Cash Flow, Owner Benefit, EBITDA – these terms all pretty much answer the[…]