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Archive for February, 2016

As we talked about in an earlier post, employee stock ownership plans, or ESOPs, are gaining in popularity as a cost effective way to transfer ownership to the company’s employees. But not every company is a good candidate for an ESOP. Before taking the plunge, consider some key questions than can make or break a… Continue Reading


If you are valuing a small business, you have run across the need to establish the discount rate. This is part of risk assessment, a key element in any business valuation. In addition to the well known Build-Up model, you also have the capital asset pricing model, or CAPM, to calculate the discount rates. CAPM… Continue Reading