Valuing A Business Worth Less than $2 Million

Small company valuations have always presented a unique challenge to business appraisers, with a lack of guideline comparables, peculiar reliance on key-person discounts and premiums, and compensation analysis challenges being just a few of the obstacles in the valuation process. Having weathered the economic storm of the great recession small company valuations are more challenging than ever as they face a new and developing market and regulatory environments.

In "Valuing a Business Worth Less than $2 Million" BVR welcomes Ron Seigneur, Kevin Yeanoplos, and Michelle Gallagher for an exhaustive examination of the classic and emerging challenges of small business valuation. Join this brain trust as they review where we've been and where we’re heading.

This program is eligible for self-study CPE credit

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Program Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Valuation approaches & methods: commonalities and differences to other valuations
  • Data sources and other resources for small business valuation data
    • New and emerging thinking on what this data represents and how to use it
  • Theory versus reality in small company valuations
  • Common valuation errors and mistakes in small company valuations
  • Areas ripe for cross-examination in a court setting
  • Engagement considerations
  • Standards and small company valuations

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common obstacles and pitfalls when valuing a very small business
  • Associate common valuation tasks with increased risks and subjectivity inherent in small business valuation
  • Define how common valuation techniques should be adjusted or implemented to account for variations and variances in small businesses
  • Identify new research in small business operations and valuations that may have a substantial impact on valuation methodologies and conclusions

CPE Information

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Business Valuation
Program Level: Advanced
Preparation Required: None
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study
Recommended CPE: 2 (Specialized Knowledge & Applications)

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