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Companies cite mass shootings as a risk factor

Several public companies have cited mass shootings as potential risk factors in their financial reports, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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.

BVU News and Trends July 2019

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Sources of deal data for insurance agencies

During a recent BVR webinar on insurance agency valuation, the audience asked Lucas Parris (Mercer Capital) about sources of deal transaction data.

New edition of cannabis market research guide

For business appraisers who are valuing firms in the cannabis industry, The State of Legal Marijuana Markets, 7th edition, is now available.

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.

Vertical IQ: Very Smart Industry Research

A practitioner’s review of the newest platform for industry research that focuses on the financial aspects of how firms operate in a particular industry.

BVU News and Trends February 2019

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

BVR now offers Vertical IQ industry research

When BVR conducted a survey of business valuation firms, a new provider appeared when we asked about the industry research sources respondents use: Vertical IQ.

BVR Now Offers Vertical IQ as an Additional Source for Industry-Specific Research

The newest service for industry research is designed as an easy-to-use platform that focuses on the financial aspects of how firms operate in a particular industry.

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.

NYSSCPA to hold cannabis conference December 11 in New York City

If you’re either currently working with or considering a cannabis client, check out the 2018 Cannabis Conference on December 11 in New York City to be held by the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA).

BVU News and Trends December 2018

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

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).

What Appraisers Should Know About the History and Regulation of Cannabis

Key background information to know before doing a valuation engagement in this emerging industry.

Damodaran eyes cannabiz

Excited investors are rewarding new companies in the legal marijuana industry with large market capitalizations, according to Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) in a blog posting.

Access to capital improves for small firms

According to the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and Dun & Bradstreet Q3 2018 Private Capital Access Index, small businesses are finding it easier to acquire capital.

EOU: Small biz optimism at record high

Small-business optimism reported at a record high of 108.8 points, according to the August 2018 Economic Outlook Update (EOU).

BVU News and Trends October 2018

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Private-company performance up over last year

The value of the private companies in the Carta 100 Index has jumped 60.3%, to 252.36 (as of Sept. 10, 2018), since Carta began tracking firms on June 30, 2017.

Valuation Expert Gains Key Insights—By Buying a Small Business

A valuation expert turns company acquiror and gets a unique perspective on evaluating firms for valuation or transaction purposes.

Global BVU News and Trends September 2018

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

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