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This past week I presented to a group of business owners on the importance of having a professional business valuation.  In addition to many situations where an independent business valuation is required (e.g. estate freeze, shareholder or matrimonial dispute litigation, purchase or sale of business, etc.), a business valuation can also be a very powerful planning tool.

When quantifying damages where the damages period extends beyond the anticipated trial date, there are issues to address with respect to discounting the future damages.  An earlier post addressed the issue of applying an appropriate discount rate to present value future damages. [1]  The issue of which date the damages should be present valued to, however, was not discussed.  The ...

The Sellability Score is an extremely valuable pre-sale planning tool for business owners to help assess the current "sellability" of their business. 
 
In the fall of 2012, the Sellability Score researchers analyzed data from users over the p...

Have you ever wondered if you could sell your business as is?  You may think you have an attractive and valuable company but, would a potential purchaser agree?  Are you ascribing value to sweat equity that a potential purchaser may not attribute value to?  Are you even aware of what a potential purchaser would be willing to pay for your business today?  To answer these questions, you...

"2013 Business Over Breakfast - Planning ahead with the end in mind" Jason Kwiatkowski, CA, CBV, ASA, CEPA of Valuation Support Partners Ltd. co-delivered a breakfast seminar with Anthony Mazza, CIM, FCSI, F.PI. of ScotiaMcLeod on key issues surrounding pre-transaction planning and business valuation as they pertain to business owners.