Over the past 20 years or so, I’ve done a lot of business valuations…either for estates, or transactions, or planning, etc. One key element of a valuation for a privately held business is the “Discount for Lack of Marketability”. This is a discount from the theoretical value if it was a publicly traded company. For… Read More
A Lack of Access to Capital. Banks are just not getting it done for the SMB. Limited Expertise in-house. Typically SMB owners and principals are strong entrepreneurs and have a terrific work ethic, but may be lacking in Accounting, Marketing, Sales, Finance, Legal, or Technology issues. Lack of Access to High Caliber Accounting and Legal… Read More
From Jim Rogers’ “Street Smarts” (worth a read) “Litigation is one of the healthiest growth industries in America. The United States has more lawyers than all other nations combined. The explosion of litigation accounts for a significant part of the expense of doing business in this country. The staggering cost of protecting oneself from… Read More
Emily Behlmann, with the WBJ did a nice little write-up about Streamside this week. http://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/blog/2013/03/big-fast-merger-deal-keeps-wichitas.html
Kansas City Business Journal, IceWEB and CTC merger.