On May 25th, the European Union (EU) began enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), creating a new primary law that regulates the way in which companies protect EU citizens’ personal and private data. In doing so, the EU regained a better stronghold on the control of citizens’ data as….
Business valuations have garnered the reputation of being primarily for large corporations looking to sell, mergers and acquisitions, or for start-ups seeking funding. The process of ascertaining the economic value of an organization is complex and often complicated, which can deter small business owners from taking it into consideration at….
From asset values to income values and from market competition to knowing your company’s worth, getting a business valuation is beneficial for a wide variety of reasons. Business owners often get caught up in the day-to-day of running their company and neglect to look at their organization from a different….
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….