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Business Valuation: When Businesses Need One and Why to Use a CVA (Video)

Posted by Denise Hozza on Tue, Apr 3, 2018

Obtaining a business valuation from a Certified Valuation Analyst is more accepted by the IRS and will stand up better in court. If you don’t have an accurate valuation, there could be business and tax consequences.

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Topics: Business Valuation

Divorce and Family Business: Obtaining a Valuation and Other Financial Steps to Consider

Posted by Concannon Miller on Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Divorce is difficult for all parties. But when there's a family business involved, divorce can be a nightmare. Take a look at a couple of common questions:

Should the enterprise be sold? Selling the business makes it easier to allocate the assets owned by the couple. But that solution is not common, since it generally leaves one or both spouses looking for work. Economic reality may force ex-spouses to try to continue working together, although taking that path obviously has problems of its own.

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Topics: Business Valuation

Shareholder Agreements: Plan Ahead to Help in Disputes and Valuations

Posted by Concannon Miller on Tue, May 16, 2017

Shareholder disputes are common occurrences in today's complex business world. These disputes can often be divisive, long-lasting and expensive. They can arise in almost any privately-owned business – sometimes without warning.

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Topics: Business Valuation

How Much is My McDonald’s Restaurant Worth? A Valuation Primer

Posted by Ryan Moore on Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Whether you’re looking to buy a McDonald’s restaurant, sell a restaurant, gift some ownership to a Next Gen, or are just plain curious, the question of value is of primary concern. Ask any valuator worth their salt and he or she will tell you, valuation is an art, not a science.

There is no black and white formula for determining what a McDonald’s franchise is worth. However, there are time tested and generally accepted methods within which one can work to derive a fair value.

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Topics: McDonald's management, Business Valuation

What 2017’s Economic Uncertainty May Mean for Your Business Valuation

Posted by Concannon Miller on Tue, Feb 7, 2017

Businesses currently face numerous uncertainties in the marketplace.

As President Trump and Republican congressional leaders work toward fulfilling their campaign promises, tax laws could substantially change, the estate tax could be repealed, and various laws and regulations – including the Dodd-Frank and Affordable Care Acts – could be repealed or revised.

Interest rates and inflation could both rise. Economic relationships with other countries could also change.

Some of these changes could be good for your business, while others could have negative effects on the value of your business.

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Topics: Business Valuation

10 Times It’s Essential to Seek a Business Valuation

Posted by Concannon Miller on Thu, Oct 20, 2016

Most business owners are reactive when it comes to having their businesses valued. But it sometimes pays to be proactive. Some valuations are necessities, such as for determining the value of the business interest in an estate. Others are obtained for more elective reasons but are helpful to business owners nevertheless.

It is a good to review these common valuation scenarios, so you can identify when it's time to obtain your own valuation. Below are 10 primary reasons to have your business or a business interest valued:

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Topics: Business Valuation

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