Bookkeeping is not likely the first item on a business owner’s list of things they enjoy about running their company.
Author Archives: Jonathan Patterson, CPA, CVA
Whether you are considering a business sale, merger, or acquisition or need to understand an organization’s value for another reason, such as estate planning or gifting, determining an accurate value will help you make smart.
There are many reasons that a business owner needs to have a business valuation performed. Often these include a merger or acquisition, divorce, estate planning, exit or succession planning, and shareholder or partner disputes.
E-commerce is a rapidly growing area and many individuals are trying to get in on the action. No matter what platform you chose for selling (Amazon, Ebay, Etsy, etc.), there are items that you may not consider or even know about, but must be addressed.
If you have read the news lately, you might have seen the various headlines about Uber. One particular headline that has crossed on June 17th was the California Labor Commission classifying the Uber drivers as employees and not contractors. This has always been a hot topic with the IRS, independent contractor versus an employee but with the Uber publicity will this raise more questions among businesses?
Many businesses upon formation or soon thereafter, put in place a buy-sell agreement to protect the business from the event that an owner (voluntarily or involuntarily) leaves the company.
You may have heard this past Sunday, it may have been Monday morning, or you’re just reading it now: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP) broke news on Sunday August 10 on the consolidation of all the Kinder Morgan entities, which resulted in a 17% increase in the stock value that day