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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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

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This Kills More Businesses Than Anything. Let’s Fix This

By josh | December 5, 2018

Here’s a 5 minute video to help you avoid what kills most businesses. 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 Josh Horn, CPA, CVA of Horn Valuation. I … Read more

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Why Can Valuing Your Business Be Tough? Reasons and Solutions

By josh | November 28, 2018

Here’s a 3 minute video I put together to answer the question, “why can valuing your business be tough?” and how you can solve it. 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 … Read more

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Are Those Losses Real? This is How You Find Out

By josh | September 24, 2018

Hey everyone, Whether you’re running a business or buying one, it’s important to understand losses. By “losses”, I mean when expenses exceed sales. In simplest terms, it’s when the income statement or profit and loss shows a negative number. You don’t need to immediately panic. You need to review the causes. Here’s my list for … Read more

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Don’t Gamble with Divorce Tax Returns

By josh | September 17, 2018

If you’re concerned about using a business tax return for child support, maintenance, and assets in your divorce case, you’re in the right place. It’s a dangerous gamble unless you know what to do. Learn how you can spot the seven red flags and fix them. We begin with a typical business tax return, walk through … Read more

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Do You Need a Business Valuation? Here’s a Framework to Help You.

By josh | December 4, 2017

Would you prefer to watch the video instead of reading?  The video is right here and here: https://youtu.be/2-swTmhbBUw. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this and how I can help you answer this question.  Do you need a business valuation or do you need your business valued?  The key “big picture” question you should … Read more