Why All Businesses Should Have a Current Business Valuation

There are many reasons people decide that they want to own a business. Some want the feeling of freedom that comes with taking control of their financial situation. Some want the fulfillment of building something from the ground up. Others want to provide a needed...

Income Approach in Business Valuations

The income approach is a very liable approach to valuing a business that is used by both valuation experts and investors. However, when applying the Discounted Future Earnings method, caution must be exercised that the financial projections on which the valuation is based are reliable and not biased to affect the outcome.

Date of Valuation

In the iconic movie, Back to the Future released in 1985, Michael Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and a modified DeLorean, travel back in time using a time-machine automobile. They were able to affect events in the past using their knowledge of the present. Business valuation...

Goodwill Hunting

The value of a business usually includes Goodwill value. But what is Goodwill? What are the different characterizations of Goodwill? Let’s go Goodwill Hunting. Goodwill The International Glossary of Business Valuation Terms defines Goodwill as “that intangible asset...

The Importance of Hiring a Certified Business Valuator

Having made the decision that a business valuation is required, the next step is to determine who should be contracted to execute the valuation. From a logical standpoint, one would think that a CPA, banker, or financial advisor might be a prime candidate for the job....