Statistics say that 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by mid-February. Sure, personal goals can often be the most challenging of any objectives. But what about in the business world? Does the act of creating New Year’s objectives apply to companies? If you’re like the majority of business owners,….
Holiday spending, and overspending, is something that everyone can relate to in one way or another. In the era of e-commerce, the foundation for record-breaking expenditures has been paved with the click of a button. This holiday season, Deloitte predicts holiday sales to exceed $1 trillion from November through January…..
Sitting down in a classroom and learning about business valuations is seemingly straightforward. Crunching the numbers on things like required rate of return and valuation ratios are relatively easy to ascertain. Understanding the intricacies and complexities associated with business valuations, however, is often misrepresented in school courses and textbooks. Even….
Introduction The question of how to objectively value personal goodwill in a marital dissolution proceeding is one frequently encountered by business appraisers and attorneys in the State of Florida. Personal goodwill is defined as the portion of a business’ value in excess of tangible net book value that depends upon….
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….