Guidelines companies are used to help estimate the value of a private business.

What Is The Best Market Approach Valuation Method For Your Business?

Under the market approach, appraisers use guideline companies to help them estimate the value of a private business. With so many companies in circulation, this approach has become a long-standing valuation touchstone. This article discusses two primary valuation methods that are categorized under the market approach: the guideline public company method and the guideline merger and acquisition method. The guideline public company valuation method Under this method, appraisers identify companies whose stock (or partnership interests) …

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17 Reasons You Should Have A Business Valuation

There are many reasons to seek valuation. Seek valuation if you find yourself in a situation listed below. In my last post, I listed the three types of valuation reports and what they entail, namely: Comprehensive Valuation Report; Estimate Valuation Report; Calculation Report. Understanding when you need a business valuation is important when making major decisions and determining the type of valuation report you need. 17 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Business Valuation: Buying …

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Types of Valuation Reports

We are frequently asked the question: what are the types of Valuation Reports? Here is a summary of each and what these Valuation Reports entail. Comprehensive Valuation Report Contains a conclusion as to the value of shares, assets or an interest in a business. Based on a comprehensive review and analysis of the business, its industry and all other relevant factors, adequately corroborated and; Generally set out in a detailed report. This report provides the …

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Your Business may not be Worth as Much as you Think it is … Yet

Do you know how much your business is worth? And by worth, I mean what price it would realize if it was for sale today. Many times small business owners think their business is worth more than it currently is. This is often referred to as the value gap. If your business represents a significant part of the funding for your retirement, you will want to determine the amount of this gap sooner rather than later. …

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COVID-19 Financial Relief for Canadians

Comprehensive Review of all the COVID-19 Financial Relief Measures to Date – UPDATED

COVID-19 – FINANCIAL RELIEF FOR CANADIANS Since the beginning of March, restrictions and measures related to COVID-19 have rapidly escalated. On March 18, 2020, the Government of Canada announced a series of measures designed to support the finances of individuals, businesses, charities, and non-profit organizations. Since then, on an almost daily basis, new possibilities have been introduced, and old ones have been adjusted. This document aims to provide a consolidated summary of support in their …

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Succession Planning for Business Owners

How to Focus your Succession Planning for your Hard-Earned Business?

“Succession Planning” is a term that is being used a lot in today’s business world. It refers to the process of exploring your options so that you can protect the value of your hard-earned business investment and choose the right exit strategy that makes sense for you, your business, and your family. This process takes thought, planning and time to arrange and implement. Who should you include in your Succession Planning? Statistics show that most …

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COVID-19 Impact on Business Valuation in the Case of Family Law

What is the Impact of COVID-19 In the Case of Family Law On Your Business Valuation?

I recently had the opportunity to attend a Webinar hosted by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) that discussed the impact COVID-19 is having on business valuations.  The panelists included ASA’s, ABV’s, CBV’s and CFA’s and one of the most discussed topics was the impact the valuation date can have on business valuations, due to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 crisis. How is the valuation date determined for Family Law? The underlying concept of …

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