Business Appraiser Interviews

Dan Doran

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Certified Valuation Analyst

In this interview, Dan Doran, explains to business owners that planning ahead is a must, and it will generate more value and return on investment in the end if planning for a sale is included in the startup of the business. While many owners are pouring money into starting the business, they do not realize an extra few thousand dollars now can lead to tens of thousands of dollars in value at the time the business sells. Mr. Doran is the Founder and Principal of Quantive Business Valuations and a seasoned valuation professional.

 
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Walter Blijleven

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Certified Valuation Analyst and Business Valuator

In this interview, Walter Blijleven discusses how you can avoid a faulty sale through due diligence, how you can protect yourself from paying too much for a business, whether you need to have your business and real estate appraised separately, how to secure funding for a purchase, the proper ways to exit your business, and the importance of a buy-sell agreement. Mr. Blijleven is a highly experienced finance professional, a Dutch CPA and a US business valuator.

 
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Marcus A. Sullivan

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Certified Valuation Analyst

In this interview, we discuss business valuation and appraisal with Marcus Sullivan, CVA. Mr. Sullivan is a certified valuation analyst, as well as the Founder and Managing Partner of Sullivan Consulting, a boutique consulting firm based in Puerto Rico. Today, Mr. Sullivan tackles topics such as the importance of due diligence and how you can get a premium value for your business. Not only does Mr. Sullivan explain the why and how of business valuation, he also shares with us the three most critical factors that improve the value of a business.

 
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Michael Bankus

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CVA, MBA

In today’s interview, we speak with Michael Bankus, Principal at Goriano Experts & Advisors, a business valuation consulting firm. Mr. Bankus knows that when it comes to buying or selling a business, a strategic plan must be created and executed. According to Mr. Bankus, business appraisal and valuation should be at the top of every business owner’s list. Not only does he discuss what is needed to prepare a business for sale, Mr. Bankus also breaks down the anatomy of buy-sell agreements, minority interest appraisals and exit plans.

 
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Brad Van Horn

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ASA, CBA, CVA, CPA, MBA

Today we were given the opportunity to interview Mr. Van Horn, the president and founder of Business Appraisal Services, LLC. Mr. Van Horn has over 23 years of business valuation experience and has been involved with over 3,000 valuation engagements. In this interview, Mr. Van Horn discusses various aspects of appraisals, such as real estate appraisals, appraising a minority interest, when to get an appraisal done, and the benefits of having a business appraised. 

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John G. Mack

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ASA, MCBA, ABAR

John G. Mack, the managing member of Mack Business Appraisals, LLC, is here today to talk with us about how to sell a business and how business appraisals play a role in that transaction. He launches into a discussion about when and why it is a good idea to have your business appraised, and he moves on to talk about what goes into a business appraisal, the different types of business appraisals, and why different appraisals may offer different information.
 
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Garrett M. Wilson

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CFA, CVA

Today it is our pleasure to interview Mr. Garrett Wilson, a Senior Manager in the Denver office of RGL Forensics.  Mr. Wilson specializes in the field of business and security valuation and his work includes financial, economic and valuation analyses for financial reporting purposes, mergers & acquisitions, asset and securities valuations, manager selection, corporate strategy and litigation. Mr. Wilson explains earnouts, working capital adjustments and normalized salary. He goes on to give factors that can improve the value of your business and discusses how long it can take to sell your business. Those are just a few of the topics discussed in today’s interview!
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Steven J. Siefert

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CFA, ASA-BV/IA

In this interview, we speak with Steven Siefert, Accredited Senior Appraiser and Business Valuator at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Anyone who is thinking of selling a business will want to pay close attention to this interview. Here, you will learn about the most important things you can do in order to build business value before a sale. Mr. Siefert points out which types of buyers are likely to pay more for a business. He shares with us his expertise regarding topics such as the different types of business appraisals, the ins and outs of structuring a business sale, and the critical role of timing in the sale of a business.

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Michael S. Blake

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CFA, ASA, ABAR, BCA

In this interview with Michael Blake, the Director of Valuation Services at Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP, we take a look at what you need to know about appraising your business before you sell. We discuss different methods of appraisal and why you need an appraisal, as well as how you can keep your costs low when you do need to appraise your business. We will also take a moment to look at buy-sell agreements and what you need to know when creating one.

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Angela Sadang

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ASA, CFA

We recently had the distinctive opportunity to interview Angela Sadang, CFA, ASA, and a Director in the Litigation and Corporate Financial Advisory Services Group at Marks Paneth LLP in Manhattan.Today, Ms. Sadang discusses how to determine what your business is worth, how to get a premium value for your business, using online software to value a business, getting paid for the potential your business has, and so much more!
 
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