MAXIMIZING BUSINESS VALUE

Business Owners Who Do It All! Some businesses can’t survive without the owners trying to do everything themselves.  And there are no key employees in place to help manage the operations.  Buyers for businesses like these may be concerned if they themselves can’t replace the skills and experience of the owner.  As a result, these […]

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Selling in an Economic Downturn

Though the recent economic slowdown has produced a notable decline in acquisition activity, activity continues to remain well above historical norms, indicating that there are still many buyers looking for viable targets.

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Importance of Clean Records

Many times a business owner lives out of his business, and his books and records are not kept as well as they should be. Even with a solid, well-run business

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Capital Gain Rate Increase

Due to a time lapse built into the regulations associated with the 2003 gain reductions, known as a Sunset Provision, the current capital gain rates are scheduled to expire on December 31, 2010.

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Prepare to Sell Later

Most people incurring a capital gain from selling a business are in, at least, the 25% tax bracket. In 2003, the top tax rate on most capital gains was reduced from 20% to 15% for people in the 25% or higher tax bracket.

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Business Key Value Drivers

To maximize the fundamental value of a business, key value drivers must be identified through each step of the selling process. These drivers should be measured on how they contribute or detract from the value of the business

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