Small business valuation: How to make this practice profitable

BVWireIssue #103-3
April 20, 2011

Valuing small businesses in divorce and other contexts sometimes seem more trouble than they are worth, especially in the current economic climate. Limited client funds often support only a preliminary or calculation of value—but three recent cases in as many months show that nothing but a complete, comprehensive conclusion of value carry any credibility with the courts. (See, e.g., BVWire #100-3 and BVWire #101-1) Even if funds are available, discovery of the financial information necessary to produce a comprehensive valuation is often stymied by uncooperative owner-spouses and incomplete record-keeping. Data on comparable companies and transactions must also be checked against the effects of the recession.

To find out how to hurdle these problems and still make these engagements cost-effective, join Ron Seigneur (Seigneur Gustafson), Kevin Yeanoplos (Brueggeman and Johnson Yeanoplos), and Michelle Gallagher (Gallagher & Associates CPAs) for “Valuing a Business Worth Less than $2 Million.”  This BVR webinar will feature an in-depth examination at the unique challenges inherent in small business valuations with special focus on how recent economic events have affected and will affect small business appraisals.

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