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The Value of Business Appraisal in the New Tax Year

Posted by Business Valuation Specialists LLC on Jan 6, 2016 11:00:00 AM


If you've been wondering about the value of business appraisals, you're not alone. Many business owners consider having a company valuation performed, but back away from committing to business valuations and end up putting their business in a risky situation. As the new tax year is approaching, lets take a look at how getting the valuation of a company helps a business owner make good decisions that directly benefit their company's bottom line.

Navigating the Changes Ahead

Are you getting ready to retire, pass on the torch to the next generation or sell your business? There are a lot of changes that can happen to your business in the next year If you know what's coming up enough to plan for it, you can maximize your tax savings and make the change in leadership a much easier one for all involved. By finding out your company's value of business through a report prepared by a certified business appraiser, you can meet with your financial advisor or accountant with all the information they need, taking the guesswork out of the process and providing legal documentation as to your company's valuation. This in turn allows them to investigate which options will work best for your future plans. This allows you to move ahead with those plans confidently, because you know exactly where your business is heading.

What's it Really Worth?

If you're considering selling your business or making a merger with another company, knowing your business' actual value gives you a point of strength to negotiate from at the bargaining table.

Being a Little Opportunistic

Beyond knowing how to deal with changes in company leadership or determining your business' true value, having a business valuation performed on your company ensures that you know the exact financial picture of your business. This means you can take advantage of investment or business opportunities that come your way very quickly, without exposing your business to risky propositions or bad investments that could leave it crippled in the short term and taking a long road to recovery. A company appraisal performed by a qualified valuation specialist gives you a much better picture of your business' financial health. That means when a new opportunity comes your way, you'll know very quickly whether it's a good prospect for your business or if you should steer clear of the potential risk the prospect could bring.

The advantages you can gain from knowing the value of business concerns are many, but they only apply if you actually have a business valuation completed on your company. To ensure your company appraisal has legal standing, make sure that you have the company appraisal performed by a qualified business valuation specialist who uses standardized methodology to complete your valuation report. If you have any questions or need help setting up a company valuation for your business, please feel free to contact us and chat with one of our highly-trained and qualified business appraisal specialists.

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