What are the processes and strategies involved in selling a business? A certified business valuation performed by a member of the Business Appraisal FL|GA team is an important component of the strategy implementation process. However, it is just one of several steps. So, here’s a business exit strategy checklist from our sister company, Bankers Advocate, […]
Tax Returns Trump All in a Business Valuation
The value of large, publicly traded companies, such as those on the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ, are calculated thousands of times a day through active trading of buyers and sellers in the stock market. In general, this price is recognized as fair market value. For privately-owned companies, nevertheless, the stock does not have […]
Taxes are an Investment (When Selling Your Company)
We all hate paying taxes. Why would you want to pay more taxes at any time for any reason? Selling a business and borrowing money (which at most times the two are tied together) are both cash flow related. Buyers of companies value cash flow. Banks and other lenders value cash flow and the buffer […]
Why Now is the Time to Get a Business Valuation in Florida or Georgia
Now is a great time to get a Business Valuation done for your Florida company. Why? Because the cost of funds to buy a business is at a historic low, not seen since the 1950s. Meaning, it is cheaper for potential buyers to purchase a business, and that can translate to higher valuations for sellers. […]
Cash flow is a Fact. Net income is just an Opinion…
Cash flow versus Net Income Cash flow is a Fact. Net income is just an Opinion. I wish this was my quote. But alas, it is from my friend Pablo Fernandez, Professor of Finance at the IESE Business School in Madrid, Spain, and his forthcoming book “Valuation and Common Sense (4th ed.)”. Remember, any company […]
Value Plan | Affordable Business Appraisal
Now Starting at $2500 The Value Plan is our Affordable Business Appraisal designed to give you a quick and low-cost method to value an operating business. It is intended for shareholders buying in or out of a company and business owners who need a reliable, competent business valuation number. Features in the Value Plan: Quick-Finished Report […]
Value Your Florida Business
What is the best method to value your Florida business? For 10+ years Business Appraisal Florida has been helping Entrepreneurs with this critical question.
Undercapitalized Company, 900% Growth, $5mm Sales, Founder 100% – Pay for a 5%?
Here’s an interesting Minority Company Valuation project in which we considered several growth scenarios and eventually found a value that everyone was comfortable with. The Company hired a new CEO last year and will grant 5% of its common stock to the new CEO. The question is, what is the value of that 5%? Jonesco […]
Appraise My Business (Part 1)
Two Factors Driving More Business Appraisal Activity Appraise my business inquiries are ringing the phones of qualified appraisers. This comes as an encouraging sign that owners and their advisers are cautiously optimistic about increased business values in the future. In a recent survey of 252 U.S. Business Valuation experts, 70% of respondents predicted their number […]
Rule of Thumb (ROT) Value? Little Value in a Business Valuation
At best, a ROT is a rough estimate. While rough may appease a mild curiosity today, rough will equate to actual dollars in the future.
50/50 LLC Agreement with Missing or Bad Terms
“Sidney Turner, my good friend, and an excellent transaction attorney, wrote this insightful blog about operating agreements for LLC, and I wanted to share it with my readers.” Chris Curtin The Story of Mr Duff and Mr Curto Mr. Duff and Mr. Curto were friends, neighbors, or business associates when they decided to start their […]