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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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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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Creating a Profitable Retirement Outlook for your Restaurant

How to Create a Profitable Retirement Outlook for Your Restaurant

It seems odd that a business owner would work his or her whole life on their business and then determine the business’s value based on what they “think “the business is worth, or an industry rule of thumb. If the sale of your business is going to fund your retirement you should know what your business is worth. Mr. Jones, A Quick Service Restaurant owner, has determined (based on industry rules of thumb, and conversations …

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Building Value before you Sell your Business

Building Value Before you Sell your Business

Whether you started your business from scratch or bought an existing business, it represents a significant asset into which  you have invested a lot of time, money, and effort. Owners want their business to be as profitable as possible, and to one day sell it and use the proceeds to help fund their retirement. As a business owner, you want to make your business look as appealing to potential buyers as possible. The first step …

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Cash Flow Tips for the Small Business Owner

Cash Flow Management Tips for the Small Business Owner

Are you struggling to meet your business’ obligations even though your business is profitable? When it comes to managing a business, cash is king. A business can be very busy with high sales volumes and healthy profit margins, but if cash is not managed correctly, it can be the beginning of the end for a small business. To run a successful business, you need to pay close attention to managing cash flow. Here are some …

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Small business owners increasing profit

As a Small Business Owner do You Struggle with How to Increase your Profits?

As an accountant, one of the most enjoyable aspects of my job is meeting with my clients to talk about their businesses. When I ask them how business is going, a typical response is “things are really busy.” While being busy is often a good thing, it is important to remember that it does not necessarily mean that the business is profitable. Owners often get wrapped up in the day to day activities of their …

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