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Modeling a business can be simple. Given assumptions for revenue growth, fixed and variable expenses, and typical balance sheet ranges, the metrics of interest such as discretionary cash flow to shareholders, change in business value, and need for capital can be derived in a relatively straightforward...

When business owners begin to contemplate transitioning out of a business, they usually have many interdependent, and sometimes conflicting, objectives they are attempting to satisfy. The business owner needs to get enough money from the sale to live off, or to meet some lifestyle standard, but...

The following is a look at the advantages and disadvantages of owning real estate within your business. Depending on the impact to you and your business, it might make sense to reallocate where assets are held. Corporate Ownership Advantages 1.Cost control: For most businesses, lease expenses increase over time,...

Typically, there are two “buyer pools” to consider when selling your company. An external buyer is the obvious selection if your only objective is to maximize value. However, if the non-financial aspects of your business such as legacy, employees or community take precedence over the...

Non-qualified deferred compensation plans are designed to provide incentive and reward key employees and are not governed by the special tax rules for ‘qualified’ plans, such as 401 (k) and other profit-sharing arrangements. Unlike qualified plans, which are deductible to the company when funded, but...

Businesses see big changes under the new tax law. Top news is a new 21% flat corporate tax rate, with most other business forms getting new deductions that reduce their tax rates as well. Unlike changes to the individual tax brackets, which are temporary and...

Before we jump into 2018, we want to reflect on the past year in the economy and how it impacted businesses and owners. We’ll then take a look ahead at where things are going and what we might expect. The past year continued to provide good...