Resources for selling your business

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Selling Your Business: Recasting Adjustments

Ed KirkMar 21,2017

  By Ed Kirk, Managing Director   Adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) is often used as a basis for determining the value of privately held companies. It allows a company’s value to be estimated based on other transactions that have taken place with similar size and

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Multiples in Business Valuation, Part Two

Ed KirkMar 14,2017

  As the number of businesses for sale increases, so does demand for information about valuation. This insightful post originally appeared on; we are posting an updated version here with permission. By Ed Kirk, Managing Director   In my last valuation post I explained how profitability, either historical or

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Tax Tips for Business Succession Planning

Ed KirkMar 7,2017

By Ed Kirk, Managing Director   All privately held businesses will change ownership at some point, whether it’s to the owner’s children, existing employees or a third party. Federal and state tax treatment can vary significantly depending on what the outgoing and incoming owners negotiate. Understanding the impacts of the various taxes

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Good Reads for the Business Owner: Taxes and Retirement

OneAccord Capital TeamFeb 28,2017

Tax season is in full swing, as business owners are all too aware. While two of the posts listed below should prove helpful for considering the tax implications of transitioning a business, the other two offer a break from the subject of taxes by focusing on how a business transition

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The Role of Multiples in Business Valuation

OneAccord Capital TeamFeb 21,2017

As the number of businesses for sale increases, so does demand for information about valuation. This insightful post originally appeared in two parts on; we are re-posting it here with permission. By Ed Kirk, Managing Director   We’ve all heard of multiples or rules of thumb that help benchmark

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Industry Trend: Valentines Want Quality, Not Quantity

OneAccord Capital TeamFeb 14,2017
Industry Trends

The definition of healthy food has changed. In the 1980s it was low-fat at any cost—high sugar and chemical content was entirely permissible if it created a tasty, fatless version of our favorite foods. Today there’s an increasing emphasis on reading labels and selecting products based on the purity of

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Getting the Most Out of Marketing on Social Media

David MitchellFeb 7,2017

The question of marketing on social media is a big one for small business owners who don’t want to miss out on a potentially huge ROI but also don’t want to waste their time chasing rainbows. The truth is your marketing mix will always be unique to your business and your

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Selling Your Business: The Big Picture

OneAccord Capital TeamJan 31,2017

The process of selling your business encompasses everything from financial matters to family considerations to the (often unexpected) psychological and emotional effects of suddenly not being an owner. As you shape your plan for transitioning your own business, the following list of articles can help you consider a few of

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What Can Businesses Expect from the Trump Administration?

OneAccord Capital TeamJan 24,2017
Business Discussion

Recent events have turned the conversation among business owners to what last week’s inauguration means for them and their organizations.   Venable LLP recently hosted a summit to examine this issue, highlighting the following. These are thoughts for consideration, not predictions, and do not represent an exhaustive list by any

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The Challenges and Potential of Modern Marketing

OneAccord Capital TeamJan 17,2017

When it comes to marketing practices for modern companies, it’s no surprise that inbound is king. Not only is this form of marketing less expensive, it’s also more effective than traditional tactics. Hubspot released its eighth annual report on the state of inbound marketing this month. You can download the

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