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Top 20 Destroyers of Business Value # 10 – Not Understanding Financial Ratios and Relative Performance

Posted on October 3rd, 2012 · Posted in Blog

One requirement of all accredited business valuations is a thorough review of the subject company’s financial ratios and their relative comparison to industry benchmarks. Financial ratios tell a lot about.. Read more

Top 20 Destroyers of Value # 9 Not Keeping up with a Changing World…Are you a Modern Day Dinosaur?

Posted on September 19th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

Forewarning: This may get a little harsh…don’t take it personally. Entrepreneurship and business is, has and always will be one of the greatest examples of Darwinism. Those that do not.. Read more

Top 20 Destroyers of Business Value: # 7 Dependence on Key Employees Without Non-Compete Agreements

Posted on September 11th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

Is all or part of the business dependent on key or hard to replace employees? This is always an area of concern and risk when valuing a business. If you.. Read more

Top 20 Destroyers of Business Value: # 8 Increased Competition and Supply of Businesses on the Market

Posted on September 11th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

As certified valuation analysts, we must consider all Macro Economic factors that can potentially impact the subject company’s valuation when conducting an accredited business valuation.  One macro factor that has.. Read more

Why Presidential Campaigns and Portfolio Planning Don’t Mix

Posted on September 4th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

What effect can the election have on your portfolio? Watch this short video titled Why Presidential Campaigns and Portfolio Planning Don’t Mix provided by our guest blogger Daniel Goodwin with Provident.. Read more

Top 20 Destroyers of Business Value: # 6 Not Maintaining Good Records

Posted on August 24th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

We just completed the valuation of a business that owned several franchise locations. Unfortunately, the owner ran two of the locations under one set of books and records. The owner.. Read more

Top 20 Destroyers of Business Value: # 5 Lack of a Clear Vision and Direction

Posted on August 17th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

Does your business have a vision and direction that creates a compelling image of the future? Is your vision used as a guidepost for decision making by the people in.. Read more

Top 20 Destroyers of Business Value: # 4 A Poor Online Presence

Posted on August 9th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

A strong online presence in today’s business world can be essential to increasing or destroying the value of a business. A good online presence is hard to achieve and typically.. Read more

20 Destroyers of Business Value: # 3 A Highly Concentrated Customer Base

Posted on July 27th, 2012 · Posted in Blog

Customer concentration risk is a very common issue for even the most successful companies.   It is not uncommon for a privately held company to have high levels of revenue from.. Read more

20 Destroyers of Business Value: # 2 No Recurring, Consistent Revenue

Posted on July 23rd, 2012 · Posted in Blog

While watching a hockey game several years before I sold my first company, I learned my most valuable lesson in increasing business value. Russell had sold his alarm security business.. Read more