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10 tips for business valuation report writing and standards compliance

How to write a business valuation report may seem an unlikely subject. However, several current trends reflect confusion in this area and make it surprisingly relevant. In BVR’s evergreen special report, “How to Write Bulletproof Valuation Reports,” expert valuator Sheri Schultz provides her top 10 practical tips for best report-writing practices. Read more >>

Grow your business valuation practice with unique content that showcases your expertise

As a financial professional, you know the value of staying in touch with your clients and prospects, but where do you start and how do you find the time to create unique content to engage your audience and add value to their professional lives? Content marketing, the creation and sharing of online materials such as blog posts, videos, and social media posts, has gained popularity in recent years. Why? Because consumers are now more than ever attracted to friendly brands that focus on relationship building. Read more >>

Key Updates and Insights in the U.S. Economy

Having a firm grasp on the current state of the economy is vital to any business valuation engagement. Business valuation experts and many other industry professionals rely on economic indicators as a key point of reference in their work. Economic factors can have a significant impact when valuing businesses, evaluating mergers and acquisitions, and a variety of other financial analyses. Read more >>

10 takeaways from the 2019 NACVA conference

Many interesting topics were discussed at the 2019 Annual Consultants’ Conference this past June in Salt Lake City presented by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) and the Consultants’ Training Institute. We’ve identified some of the notable takeaways for those of you who could not attend. Read more >>

Industry forecast, profit drivers, and inherent risks for pest control services

Vertical IQ, an easy-to-use online service that focuses on the financial aspects of how firms operate in a particular industry, quickly turns you into an industry expert with hard-to-find intelligence on small- and medium-sized businesses. The following covers many of the unique areas of pest control services, which specialize in residential or non-residential services, including the industry forecast, business size and structure, profit drivers, and risks to watch out for. Read more >>

EBITDA multiples by industry: 2Q 2019 analysis on private-company selling prices

Business Valuation Resources recently published EBITDA multiples by industry in our DealStats Value Index (DVI). DVI presents an aggregated summary of valuation multiples and profit margins for over 30,000 sold private companies listed in our DealStats database. This post includes some of the highlights from the report. Read more >>

Do the Valuation Multiples You’re Using Actually Apply to Your Firm?

In my last Perspective (November 2018), I touched on the importance of why using the “right” level of profit was important when comparing valuations of one’s firm to others on an earnings multiple basis (e.g., 4.2x EBITDA, 3.9x EBIT, etc.). Although there are various levels of profit that firms rely on for quick pricing indications, I focused solely on EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) and EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation & amortization) for the sake of simplicity. Read more >>

New survey uncovers the most effective ways to get more business valuation clients

Over 160 business valuation, forensic, and litigation support (BVFLS) firms responded to BVR’s survey conducted in late 2018 on their best practices in financial management, marketing, human resources, compensation, and professional and ownership standards. While respondents said they use many different marketing techniques, the one-on-one meeting with prospective clients continues to be the best way to bring in valuation business. Read more >>

The Secrets to Expert Testimony That Engage and Persuade a Court

It happens more than you think. Smart experts who know what to say sometimes falter in how they say it. How can you ensure this doesn’t happen to you as an expert? In a recent article published in BVR’s Business Valuation Update, expert Deborah Johnson, MC, covers the secrets to expert testimony that engage and persuade the court including what jurors want, a polished preparation, hard skills vs. soft skills, and more. Read more >>

Top management practices for business valuation, forensic, and litigation support firms

According to BVR's recent guide, Firm Economics & Best Practices Guide, 2019-2020 edition, the BVFLS industry seems to be on an uptick. What are some of the specific practices used to guarantee these great results? A partial list of the most successful new management practices or policies are listed here. Read more >>

10 key takeaways from the 2019 AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference in Las Vegas

Hundreds of family law attorneys and financial experts converged last week in Las Vegas for the first event the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and Business Valuation Resources (BVR) co-sponsored. Attorneys along with valuation, forensics, wealth and other financial experts co-presented the sessions, which gave invaluable perspectives on the topics. Read more >>

New survey results on the business valuation, forensic, and litigation support profession

BVR recently surveyed more than 160 business valuation, forensic, and litigation support (BVFLS) firms on best practices in financial management, marketing, human resources, compensation, and professional ownership and standards. The wealth of information that comprises our new guide makes it the largest and most thorough analysis of BVFLS firms. Read more >>

Top 10 observations on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) from the perspective of business valuation professionals

BVR caught up with practitioners at the most recent AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services (FVS) Conference to collect some thought-provoking observations on how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is impacting valuations. Practitioners are still grappling with understanding the new law’s many provisions, so this list is certainly not exhaustive, and the thinking will continue to evolve. Read more >>

Five fundamentals to building a successful business valuation practice within a CPA firm

Robert Kleeman Jr., CPA/ABV, ASA, managing director at OnPointe Valuation, recently wrote an article for the Business Valuation Update outlining five fundamentals that can spell the difference between the success and failure of a valuation practice within a CPA firm. In this post, we briefly cover these five fundamentals. Read more >>

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