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EXIT PLANNING SOFTWARE – HOW DO I CHOOSE?

According to Peter Christman, an original co-founder of EPI, one of the key components to building a successful plan for exit involves maximizing the business’ value and ensuring that the business is transferable. Advisors play a key role in helping clients develop and implement these...

January 9, 2024

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ESOPs: A Must-Consider Exit Strategy for Business Owners, with Colorado’s Innovative Tax Credit Leading the Way

Has your business reached the point of success where an exit strategy seems like the next logical step? A smart business owner plans ahead and understands all their options when it comes to implementing an exit strategy so that they can get the most out...

December 27, 2023

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What Factors Determine the Need for a Certified Valuation vs. an Estimate of Value?

A Certified Valuation and an Estimate of Value are two different methods of determining the value of a business, asset, or property. The factors that will require a Certified Valuation vs. an Estimate of Value will depend on the purpose of the valuation and the...

September 27, 2023

Case Study

How Quist Helps Business Owners Determine and Enhance the Value of Their Business

When personal challenges led Kathy M. to initiate plans for selling her locally-owned manufacturing company in 2018, she turned to Quist. Kathy had never had her business formally valued. She wasn’t sure if the value of her business would match her expectations or even if...

August 9, 2023

Case Study

How Quist Valuation Helps Ready For Next Advisory Group Create Clear Paths For Client Success

As an early adopter of the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA®) credential in 2008, Sean Hutchinson has worked with countless valuation and business assessment solutions and partners over the years. Some tools were too complex for clients to use, and others produced information that was...

July 3, 2023

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Navigating the complexities of managing a Family Business

Family-run businesses can face unique complexities that may not exist in other businesses. These include: Family dynamics: In a family-run business, family members are both co-workers and family members, which can create complex dynamics. Conflicts that arise in the business can spill over into personal...

May 4, 2023

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Top Three Metrics Driving SaaS Company Valuations

Software as a Service (“SaaS”) businesses are unique and require special considerations when valuing them. Over the past decade the SaaS industry has exploded in size driven by continuous product innovation and constant optimization of business models. According to Deloitte, the size of the global...

April 19, 2022

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Inflationary Impacts on M&A Activity

According to a recent S&P Global webinar, 53.7 percent of participants polled believe that inflation will have a significant impact on M&A activity. First quarter 2022 has proven this belief to be true so far: M&A activity is being driven by three primary factors: Bottom...

April 19, 2022

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How to Preserve Dealership Value: Focus on the Customer

Recent headwinds facing the globalized economy have afforded car dealerships some of the most profitable years in decades. The average new car sales price reached $46,000 as of February and new and used car prices increased 12.2% and 40.4% year over year, respectively. It’s an...

March 22, 2022