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2Q 2020 U.S. Economic Performance Indicators at a Glance

Business valuators must have a firm grasp on the current state of the economy in order to successfully complete a business valuation engagement. Many finance and valuation professionals rely on economic components and indicators as a key point of reference in their work. These components can have a significant impact when valuing businesses, evaluating mergers and acquisitions, and performing a variety of other financial analyses.

The government makes a huge bet on UK business productivity research

A new £32m Productivity Institute (PI) headquartered at the Alliance Manchester Business School will boost groundbreaking research to explore how to increase productivity, boost wages, and support the economic recovery across the UK.

Industries Most Affected by Coronavirus (Top Performing and Hardest Hit)

Vertical IQ is the leading provider of industry intelligence for those advising small- and medium-sized businesses, and their research team is working to provide updates on how COVID-19 affects industries, sectors, and economies. As the situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, industries are experiencing the impacts in various ways.

Courts are weighing in on COVID-19 business interruption claims

COVID-19-related business interruption cases are winding their way through the court system, and one state court, in a matter of first impression, recently issued a decision against the business owner.

Reminder: Take our economics trivia quiz

In case you missed it last week, we have a short quiz for nonsubscribers of BVR’s Economic Outlook Update (EOU) to test your economic IQ.

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In today’s environment, an understanding of the economy is more crucial than ever in valuations.

The CFNAI plunged to -16.74 in April

The Chicago Fed’s National Activity Index (CFNAI) came in at -16.74 in April, down from a revised -4.97 in March (see chart below).

How Has the Coronavirus Affected Consumer Confidence, Retail Sales, and Unemployment?

When it comes to saving time and effort when performing economic research, where is the best place to start given the current climate due to the coronavirus pandemic? The Economic Outlook Update (EOU), published by Business Valuation Resources, reports digest expansive research from the leading authoritative sources into one convenient report. Get a sneak peek of our April 2020 EOU report.

Fifty percent of high street retailers could fail by August, say Alvarez & Marsal

Business valuers have stood their corners against changes in valuation methods based on economic crises.

March EOU tracks beginning of tough financial times

The Leading Economic Index (LEI) decreased 6.7% in March, the largest monthly decline in the 60-year history of the index, according to the March 2020 Economic Outlook Update (EOU).

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2020 Edition

January 2020 Hardcover, PDF

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BVR has you covered with the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2020. This newest edition from the publishers of Business Valuation Update covers the year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in business valuation, and more. This critical desktop reference keeps you ahead of your peers with on-the-ground reporting from valuation experts, thought-leaders, and BVR’s editorial team. Learn more >>

Recession talk driving down small biz valuations

Over half (53%) of business brokers surveyed say a recession is the biggest concern affecting business valuations in the U.S., according to the “Q3 2019 Market Pulse Report.”

GDP growth slowed in 3Q 2019 per Economic Outlook Update

The U.S. economy—as indicated by GDP—grew at an annual rate of 1.9% in the third quarter of 2019, which is slower than the downwardly revised rate of 2.0% reported for the second quarter of 2019, according to the 3Q 2019 Economic Outlook Update (EOU).

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.

Paper examines value of live streaming for online retail

There is not a tremendous amount of study on the business value of live streaming in the digital economy, but a new paper on this has some interesting observations from the standpoint of online retail.

New economic report from ICAEW

The dour tone of the latest economic report from IAECW won’t surprise business valuers.

Questions to ask amid economic jitters

Whatever your feelings about the recent inverted yield curve or downbeat economic surveys, more business owners may be awake at night worrying about an oncoming recession.

Small biz optimistic despite financing angst

Even with almost half (49%) of small to midsize businesses claiming that the current business financing environment restricts growth opportunities, businesses appear to be confident about the future, with 68% of them expecting increases in revenue over the next year.

Survey finds small biz market may have peaked

Seller’s market sentiment is down in all market segments except for businesses with $5 million to $50 million in enterprise value.

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2019 Edition

February 2019 Hardcover, PDF

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR has you covered with the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2019. This newest edition from the publishers of Business Valuation Update covers the year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in business valuation, and more. This critical desktop reference keeps you ahead of your peers with on-the-ground reporting from valuation experts, thought-leaders, and BVR’s editorial team. Learn more >>

Small biz maintains optimism

The MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index recorded an overall score of 69.3, indicating a pause in the upward trend of the Index.

Gender-specific risk?

Despite an overall sense of optimism at small businesses, those owned by women are facing more growth challenges than male-owned firms.

Survey: Small biz expects to do well in 2019

Small businesses are doing very well, and 70% say they expect to increase profits over the next 12 months, according to Accounting Today’s inaugural “Small Business Accounting Insights Survey” of over 1,000 owners and leaders from small businesses.

GDP growth continues on strong pace per 3Q 2018 Economic Outlook Update

The U.S. economy—as indicated by GDP—grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter of 2018, putting it on pace to have the largest annual average GDP figure in over a decade, according to the 3Q 2018 Economic Outlook Update (EOU).

EOU: Solid growth in U.S. economy

The Leading Economic Index increased 0.5% in September, coming in at 111.8 points, the 12th consecutive month of gains, according to the September 2018 Economic Outlook Update (EOU).

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