Sunday, October 04, 2015

Selling a business is the most popular exit strategy for business owners.  In some cases, there are no successors who want to continue the business; in others, it was always the business owner's plan to sell the business at a certain point in time.  Whatever the reason for wanting to sell, the following considerations for the sale of a business will help to sell the business and secure the best sales price for the company.  Read More

Company Valuation Basics -- Don't Forget the IP

Friday, May 22, 2015

There comes a time when every company needs to know the dollar value of the business assets, including intangibles such as patents, copyrights, trade secrets and even the brand.  Brandaide provides access to trademark registration services as well as to ancillary services such as company valuations.  Cheryl Hodgson, Attorney with Brandaide and Hodgson Legal, interviewed Melisa Silverman of Avenue M Advisors, Inc. to share the basics you need to know.  Read More

25 Reasons a Business Owner may Need a Business Valuation

Friday, May 15, 2015

There are many reasons that a business owner or individual may need to know the value of a business.  The standard of value that is typically utilized is fair market value.  The fair market value standard consists of an independent buyer and seller having the requisite knowledge and facts, not being under any undue influence or stressors and having access to all of the information to make an informed decision.  Below are 25 common reasons that a business owner or individual may need a business valuation:  Read More

The Importance of Valuing Personal Goodwill

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The presence of personal goodwill  in a business transaction is important.  Personal goodwill can provide tax-efficient opportunities in a merger and acquisition transaction by alleviating corporate tax upon the sale.    Read More

Valung a Brand

Monday, September 01, 2014

In the past, most companies focused on their tangible assets such as buildings, equipment, receivables, inventory, etc., as composing the value of the business.  Not much attention was paid to intangible assets.  In recent years, this has changed and companies realize that their most important assets consist of their intangible assets such as brands, technology, patents, trademarks, proprietary processes, etc.  Some leading corporate brands today include such companies as Apple, Google, Disney, Coca Cola and Nike to name a few and they are aware of and focus intricately on their brands.   Read More