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  • Is Fair Market Value the Price of the Business?
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    Is Fair Market Value the Price of the Business?

    Fair Market Value vs. Price Entering into negotiations, whether you are the buyer or seller, can be daunting. The business valuator has determined a value of the business, but the offer to purchase (or sell) the business is different. Shouldn’t it be the same? Today we discuss possible similarities and differences between fair market value (“FMV”) and p...

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  • Money Now vs. Money Later
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    Money Now vs. Money Later

    Would you rather receive $1,000 today or receive $1,000 a year from now? The answer seems pretty obvious – almost everybody would take $1,000 today. But would you rather receive $1,000 today or receive $1,100 a year from now? By just slightly changing the question, the answer isn’t quite as clear. If you asked a group of people, you’d likely receive a m...

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  • Ready, Set, Go – The Process of Valuation
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    Ready, Set, Go – The Process of Valuation

    You have made the decision to move forward with a business valuation, NOW WHAT? There are many steps that we follow and many questions we ask before you receive your valuation report. It is like going on vacation. You want to lay on the beach in a tropical destination but there are several steps you need to do before getting to your tropical paradise.

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  • Why Do I Need a Valuation? SHAREHOLDER DISPUTES
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    Why Do I Need a Valuation? SHAREHOLDER DISPUTES

    In an ideal world, business partners would always get along. Unfortunately, in reality there are often disputes between shareholders. And in some situations, it can be important to seek legal representation. If you obtain legal representation, your lawyer may advise you to obtain a business valuation. There are two common reasons why they may recommend a b...

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  • Why Do I Need a Valuation? FAMILY LAW
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    Why Do I Need a Valuation? FAMILY LAW

    Divorce can be complicated and if you own a business, it can be even more confusing.  If you owned a business when you got married, when you got separated or both, your lawyer will likely request a business valuation be prepared by a Chartered Business Valuator. Why would your lawyer want even more information than you’ve already provided? When going thr...

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