Can this business be valued? First in a series.

Can this business be valued? First in a series.

I am regularly asked if this business can be valued. This blog is the first in a series of blogs to explain how value is determined, with the focus being on valuing a business that has been operating for years, but has incomplete or poor data. This situation is quite...

Why I Teach.

Why I Teach.

Over the years, I have taught accounting and finance classes at Fitchburg State University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Franklin Pierce College. When asked, “Why do you teach?” it prompted me to think about the profound impact teaching has had on me and the...

Could this be the year to sell or gift your business?

Could this be the year to sell or gift your business?

We turn the calendar and we face the unknown. For some, it is a time of excitement and anticipation while for others, a source of uncertainty and foreboding. What will the New Year bring for you and your business? More importantly, are you taking charge to make 2023...

Transferring Wealth as Part of a Well-Thought-Out Plan

Transferring Wealth as Part of a Well-Thought-Out Plan

The Window of Opportunity is Closing Many trusted advisors, including wealth managers, financial planners, accountants, and estate attorneys, refer their clients to Merrimack Business Appraisers to prepare a business valuation as part of a broader plan to transfer...

Wide Variability of Performance Pre- & Post-Pandemic

Wide Variability of Performance Pre- & Post-Pandemic

A Best Practice for Determining Business Valuations Some thrived. Some closed. Some crashed early in the pandemic and now are making a comeback to pre-pandemic performance levels. One thing is certain: it has not been dull. Since early 2020, we have seen tremendous...

Business Valuations of Residential Properties

Business Valuations of Residential Properties

Scenarios for Tax, Gift & Estate Planning In my last blog, I shared that I thoroughly enjoy working on unique scenarios where a business valuation is needed. A business valuation is often part of a well-thought-out business plan to protect business interests and...

The Site Visit as Part of A Business Valuation

The Site Visit as Part of A Business Valuation

When developing a thorough and detailed business valuation, conducting a site survey of the business is an important step in our proven process. Don’t you need to be nearby to complete a site survey as part of a business valuation? For many months during the pandemic,...

Does Geography Matter for a Business Valuation?

Does Geography Matter for a Business Valuation?

If you are in need of a business valuation, whether to settle an estate or divorce or for a business or shareholder dispute, criteria for selecting the business valuation professional need not consider geography. Similar to a recent blog regarding industry...

The 2022 IBBA Conference – A Sense of Normalcy

The 2022 IBBA Conference – A Sense of Normalcy

It was great to be at the 2022 International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado earlier this month. It was the first conference I had been to since the pandemic started and the attendance was the largest ever for the conference...