If you want tools to increase the value of your business or want a refreshing view on business valuation from a recovering CPA, this blog is for you. You can join our tribe here. Thank you, Josh Horn, CPA, CVA, Horn Valuation

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Don’t Mix Apples and Oranges Valuing a Business

By josh | April 30, 2019

Some really smart people are getting this confused. Are you mixing apples and oranges valuing a business? Find out at the secure link here or YouTube here: Thanks,Josh Sign up for this blog here if you want tools to increase the value of your business or want a refreshing view on business valuation from a recovering … Read more

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Why I Don’t do Back of the Napkin Valuations

By josh | April 23, 2019

Have you thought about getting your business valued on the back of a napkin? Here’s why I don’t do “back of the napkin” business valuations for you or your attorney. Secure link here or YouTube here: Thanks,Josh Sign up for this blog here if you want tools to increase the value of your business or want … Read more

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Is Your Business Ready for the Unthinkable?

By josh | April 15, 2019

Are you ready for the unthinkable? Is your business protected from the four D’s?     -> Death?     -> Disability?     -> Dispute?     -> Divorce?I reviewed my last five business valuation engagements. Four had no buy-sell agreement. The one was so poorly constructed and outdated, it would likely do as much harm as good. … Read more

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What do you need to Value a Business…and Why?

By josh | March 25, 2019

When I get a call to value a business, the first question is usually, “what do you need?” Here’s an easy list and more importantly – why I need these. Secure link here or YouTube here: Thanks,Josh Sign up for this blog here if you want tools to increase the value of your business or want … Read more

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Dangerous Valuation Myths and the Real Truth

By josh | March 19, 2019

I come across some myths in my line of work and I’d like to throw some cold water on a few of them. Find out what to watch for and what’s really important. Secure link here or YouTube here: Thanks,Josh Sign up for this blog here if you want tools to increase the value of your … Read more

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You Must Understand Accounting to Value a Business

By josh | March 5, 2019

There are few absolutes in business valuation. This is one of them. You must understand accounting to value a private business correctly. Why? Recognize IssuesIssues in the accounting records can have a huge impact on value. If issues aren’t identified, the whole foundation starts to wobble. Knowing what to ask and how to ask it … Read more

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Imagine Value as a Journey instead of a Destination

By josh | February 26, 2019

Imagine if everyone woke up tomorrow and decided business value was something to be achieved over time instead of ordered like fast food. What would this mean? Better relationships with co-owners and employeesWe’d recognize that our failure to empathize with others is holding us back. Without empathy, we’ll never get the cooperation we must have. … Read more

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Creative Ways to Solve a Business Dispute

By josh | January 9, 2019

You may be involved in a dispute over your business with a limited budget. What can you do? Here are a couple ideas to solve this problem by being creative. Three minutes. Secure link here…or YouTube here: Thanks,Josh Sign up for this blog here if you want tools to increase the value of your business or … Read more

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The Problems I Find Valuing Businesses Should Scare You

By josh | January 2, 2019

I see a lot of the same things that scare me again and again on businesses I value. Here’s a 4 minute video to help you find and fix these. Secure link here…or YouTube here: Thanks,Josh Sign up for this blog here if you want tools to increase the value of your business or want a refreshing view … Read more

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Owner compensation and why it matters in your company’s valuation

By josh | December 21, 2018

Here’s a 4 minute video to help you understand the impact owner compensation can have on the value of your business. Secure link here…or YouTube here: Thanks,Josh Sign up for this blog here if you want tools to increase the value of your business or want a refreshing view on business valuation from a recovering CPA. I’m … Read more