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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

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

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

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