When beginning a small business, it is very important to think about the different options you have when it comes to choosing the structure of your business. Each of the business entities will provide different legal and tax implications, and it is up to you to choose the structure that….
Many people are surprised to learn the distinct and essential connection between a financially distressed business and a valuation expert. Filing for Chapter 11, otherwise known as reorganization bankruptcy, gives an insolvent company the opportunity to restructure while repaying creditors through a court-approved strategy for reorganization. With the ultimate goal….
Conducting a thorough valuation of a business or other enterprise is critical to successful results. All too often, business valuation “experts” use a simple rule-of-thumb formula to do so, but this can lead to critical errors and misinformation. As such, the process of conducting a valuation of a closely-held business….
Why do people wish to sell their business? Some reasons include retirement, boredom, partnership dispute, illness, or death. Whatever the reason may be behind desiring to sell a business, the parties involved should follow certain steps in order to properly sell their business. If followed correctly, the business sale will….
In May, we briefly covered interest rates and their relationship with utility stocks, especially during an economic downturn. Utility stocks are desirable during these downturns because of low interest rates. Lower rates allow utility companies to invest because of the decreased cost of capital. Investing in infrastructure equals growth for….
Any business owner understands the daily challenges of operating and growing a business. Expertise in business plan development and management can be found in a variety of ways, however, ascertaining the most effective advisory services for your business can be difficult. From trend analyzation to financial forecasting and from cash….
Many small business owners will go for years without using common sense analytical techniques to manage the value of their company. Value doesn’t just happen. It is the result of strategic moves made resulting from sound, tried and true techniques. Below are three simple actions you can take that may….
Do you know your filing obligations if you have a foreign bank account? Most people don’t, and we are here to help! The law of the land has always obligated United States citizens and residents to declare and pay tax on their worldwide income, regardless of where those earnings originated. ….
In March, the head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, announced a less aggressive plan regarding interest rates for the rest of 2016. Back in 2015, the same Federal Reserve Committee was leaning towards more growth and stability when talking about the U.S. economy. They believed the economy had gained….
Introduction Family businesses are often the largest assets of the business owner. Shareholder disputes, divorces, estate partitions, etc. can lead to a need for an experienced appraiser to perform an impartial value of the business. Valuing closely held businesses can be more challenging than meets the eye. Just because a….