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Podcast 157 – A Lesson on Business Valuations: What Owners Need to Know

A Lesson on Business Valuations: What Owners Need to Know

We interviewed Kyla Hansen, partner at JAK CPA's today, who's also one of our esteemed show sponsors!

Kyla gave us a lesson on different types of Valuation, when they apply and what owners need to know about how their current business Valuation can affect their future outcome. 

Methods of Valuation apply in certain situations, like when an owner plans to give a large gift, a full blown Valuation is important to utilize. Conversely, when an owner just needs to know where they're at today as far as Value goes, a Calculation of Value is appropriate.

What about intangible value in a business? Things like customer list, key personnel and brand? Kyla said that the company's cash flow will weigh heavily on how much value is attributed to these forms of capital. In addition to paying close attention to the intangible value of a business, she encouraged owners to have their financials normalized, meaning adjusted to reflect true numbers. When an owner's compensation is out of line with the market, when personal expenses are paid by the business, or the company has been a party to a lawsuit (among other situations) those are instances that would require an adjustment to the financial reports and 'normalization' of certain line items to reflect a true picture. 

Kyla recently published an article that we'd highly recommend you read in addition to listening to the show here

Connect with Kyla Hansen here and Julie Keyes here

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Julie Keyes
Julie Keyes

Founder & Owner at KeyeStrategies, LLC

Julie is a Certified Exit Planning Adviser and Value Growth Advisor with 30+ years of experience. She works with business owners who seek to understand and maximize their exit and critical transition options.

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