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  • Bookkeeping: Can anyone do it?
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    Bookkeeping: Can anyone do it?

    As we have been looking back over the last half century for Davis Martindale’s 50th anniversary, it has become obvious that the world and business has changed dramatically over that time. Large industry and corporations began to make way for the innovation of entrepreneurs. With the advances in technology, communication and transportation, any company, la...

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  • Why Do I Need a Valuation? CORPORATE REORGANIZATION
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    Why Do I Need a Valuation? CORPORATE REORGANIZATION

    So you’ve contacted your tax advisor looking for some tax planning advice. Perhaps you want to find a more tax effective way to run your business. Or maybe you’re planning for the future, trying to determine a tax effective way to sell your business or transfer it into the next generation in the family. Often, it will be recommended that your business be...

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  • State of the Industry – Used Car Dealers
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    State of the Industry – Used Car Dealers

    Gone are the days of viewing used car professionals as slick salespersons who will do anything to sell you a lemon. With a slowly recovering economy, consumers have been increasingly turning to used car dealers as both a viable and economical way to purchase their cars. With modest growth projected in the industry, we look at some opportunities, challenges...

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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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