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Archive for June, 2008

One common reason business people get their businesses appraised is gift and estate taxes. Grants of business ownership interest by living owners to family members trigger gift tax liability. If the owners pass away, the business is inherited by the younger generation. One of the first tasks for the new owners is how to handle… Continue Reading


If you are looking at valuing an owner-operator managed small business, then the Multiple of Discretionary Earnings business valuation method should be high on your list of priorities. One of the best examples of the so-called direct capitalization valuation methods, this method determines the value of a business as a multiple of its discretionary cash flow.… Continue Reading


If you ever tried raising debt capital from a bank, you know that lenders base their decisions on business cash flow. In other words, the key consideration is whether the business can repay the loan in full and on time. Lenders build in the risk into the debt service coverage ratio. This gives the bank… Continue Reading