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Top 20 Destroyers of Business Value # 15 – Assignability of Contracts

Posted on December 5th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

One simple but often overlooked destroyer of value is the assignability of contracts.  This often creates surprises and rears its ugly head in the middle of due diligence.   Not having.. Read more

How to Avoid Financial Missteps

Posted on December 3rd, 2012 · Posted in Blog

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), only one out of every two new start-ups survives after the first five years of business. That means that half fail, many.. Read more

What Successful Business Owners Know that You Don’t

Posted on November 30th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

If you’re an entrepreneur or an entrepreneur-hopeful, it’s probably difficult to keep from second guessing your every move as you plan and run your business. It becomes even harder to.. Read more

Introducing Kids to the World of Finance

Posted on November 26th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

All parents want to support their children’s learning process. From algebra to a musical instrument, parents can help their children improve their education through support and encouragement. But what about.. Read more

Not All Charitable Contributions are Equal

Posted on November 19th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

With the holidays approaching in the wake of superstorm Sandy, many of us are feeling extra giving this year. This is terrific, but we can also get some love in.. Read more

2012 Tax Planning to Avoid 2013 Tax Hikes

Posted on November 14th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

According to financial planner Rick Rogers, income taxes are going up next year, and not just for those who earn more than $200,000 a year. “We all know about the.. Read more

Top 20 Destroyers of Business Value # 14 – Not Understanding an Outside Investors Viewpoint

Posted on November 12th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

The fear of losing money has more influence over people’s investment decisions than their desire to make money. “Because of the pain of loss, people are willing to take greater.. Read more

Top 20 Destroyers of Business Value # 13 Not Understanding Tax Consequences

Posted on October 30th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

With the impending elections and never ending debate about taxes, we thought this would be a good time to talk about tax consequences in business sales and valuations.   Unfortunately, we.. Read more

Top 20 Destroyers of Business Value # 12 – Losing the Eye of the Tiger: Entrepreneurial Burnout

Posted on October 17th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

The rewards of starting a business, controlling your destiny, fulfilling a vision and a life-long dream drive most entrepreneurs to work hours on end.  To the entrepreneur, it’s not a.. Read more

Top 20 Destroyers of Business Value # 11 – Sometimes It’s Ok to Pay Taxes!

Posted on October 10th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

One of the biggest problems we see with privately held companies is a lack of verifiable net income.   Many businesses owners get in the habit of reducing taxable net income.. Read more